The late Roy Orbison, 70s superstar Peter Frampton, and Barbara Mandrel are among this year's inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame. The hall recently reopened in Municipal Auditorium, after it was evicted from its old location to make way for Music City Center.
It's bigger than the dancing nudes near Music Row, more expensive than the curving red sculpture next to LP Field. But no one yet knows when it will be built and installed.
There will be fewer places to park a car on Friday in some of Nashville’s most heavily-trafficked areas. For the second year in a row, the city is participating in an international day of taking metered spaces out of circulation and using them instead as miniature, temporary urban parks.
Last month, Ronstadt revealed that she has Parkinson's disease and can no longer sing. Her new memoir, Simple Dreams, reflects on a long career. In this conversation with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, she offers frank insights on sex, drugs, and why "competition was for horse races."
The Nashville Symphony has a track record of 19 albums and 14 Grammy nominations. But to make its next recording happen, the NSO is having to scramble for fan support.
Three Nashville shows remind me that country is a genre of music that's constantly changing, even if it's deceptively homespun.
The bank did not foreclose on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in June. The orchestra’s survival doesn’t seem to be in question anymore. But the ensemble can’t relax yet: 20 million dollars of debt remains on the books.
After years of refusing to play his Creedence Clearwater Revival material, the rock icon has reinterpreted his early hits with a new generation of artists — from Dave Grohl to Brad Paisley — on his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone.
East Nashville's Chris Lee is working to put together a life-size replica of an iconic ship from the Star Wars movies: the Millennium Falcon. At three stories tall and a hundred feet long, he'll need help. Luckily, Lee is recruiting a small army of 'makers' interested in collaborating on exactly this kind of unique do-it-yourself project.
From skirt ruffles made from newspaper bags to a mayonnaise jar turned hat, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream digs into the recycling bin for its fairy finery.
Photographer Stephen Jerkins has been making the rounds to some of Tennessee's county fairs. Away from the lights of the midway, he found old fashioned contests alive and well -…
Getting rid of the 348,000 square foot building means moving about a thousand employees and their offices, but it also displaces a set of bronze statues that have been called the best of Nashvillian Puryear Mims' career.
Earl Scruggs' banjo will join Flatt’s guitar in the Country Music Hall of Fame's "Precious Jewels" exhibit of iconic instruments that includes Bill Monroe’s mandolin and guitars belonging to Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams.
The Nashville Symphony needs millions of dollars to get its budget back in shape. The orchestra is talking to major donors and potential corporate sponsors. But it’s also looking to the other end of the spectrum, finding new ways to solicit small gifts on the theory that every little bit helps.
The king of country pop gains punk credibility for a new generation.
The Nashville Symphony has reportedly reached a deal with its bank to avoid foreclosure.
The casting agency that finds extras for the TV show “Nashville” is reopening its Music City office next month, according to a Facebook announcement. The company has been told shooting resumes July 17th, even though the show has not confirmed publicly it plans to keep filming in Nashville.
A crop of modern hymn writers is pulling Sunday morning singing back to a more traditional style.
The Nashville Symphony is playing better than ever, if near-annual Grammy nominations and last year’s appearance at a major national festival are any indication. One reason is their grand, neoclassical home and its excellent acoustics. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center has been a stepping-stone, but now it's the symphony’s stumbling block, too.