Reinvent coffee jingle to win mentoring session with Grammy-nominated singer songwriter, $25,000.
Leah Nichole, 13, has the voice, the writing ability and her family's support.
Broadway star and Murfreesboro native Analisa Leaming will present a concert of musical theater gems at 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at MTSU's Wright Music Building.
Murfreesboro Symphony, Chorus bring audience to its feet.
Despite chill, Oaklands Mansion's first music fest 'a success'
Canadian jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans' music will launch the 2016-17 MTSU Jazz Artist Series Thursday, Oct. 20, with performances featuring MTSU School of Music students, faculty and guest artists.
33-year clarinetist Greg Lawson looks forward to vibrant season.
This year the weekend-long ordeal showcases more than 70 performers, from hyper-local bands like Oh Grandpa to Ri¢hie of Nashville (whose guitarist reportedly plays with Kesha) to Shades of Reykjavik all the way from Iceland, playing venues across the city.
Theatrical scamp rock band Fable Cry is a dark circus of minor keys and Tim Burton-esque visuals, and Friday night they're coming to Murfreesboro.
Music has been one of man's favorite ways to resist or support powerful leaders throughout history, and it's the timely topic of an international conference hosted by MTSU's School of Music Nov. 21-22.
CHALAXY broke in the stage opening night at the Boro's newest alternative music venue.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival wrapped up another year in the books this past weekend as it hosted acts such as Billy Joel, My Morning Jacket, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and many more over the course of four days in Manchester, Tenn.
Robert Eskew Blues Band is scheduled to kick off the opening night of "Hills of Tennessee" a roots music series on Saturday, June 20 at Bird Song Studio in Woodbury, Tenn.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the daily artist lineup for this year's festival.
Yonder Mountain String Band is set to perform in Nashville, Tenn. on Jan. 23 at Cannery Ballroom.
The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury, Tenn. will host Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior's Story on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m
Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival has released the initial lineup for their 2015 festival.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has set Tuesday, Jan. 13 as the date for BLAM (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon).
Christmas will arrive early for Hard Working Americans fans as The First Waltz documentary is set for a screening at Nashville's Acme Feed & Seed on Dec. 20
Murfreesboro's Jonny Gowow is set to kick of the holiday season at Liquid Smoke on Friday, Dec. 5.
The Americana Music Association celebrated 15 years this week as the organization opened with the Honors & Awards show on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn
Bahamas is no stranger to Music City. Surrounding the latest release, Bahamas is Afie, Toronto’s Afie Jurvanen and company will return to Nashville on Sept. 22 at The High Watt for another engagement.
Live on the Green’s season opener drew record crowds to Downtown Nashville, Tenn. on Aug. 8.
The story of Shovels & Rope is one that continues to be told. While the Americana duo has spent the last couple of years refining their craft, success on all levels has followed and with it has come another chapter, Swimmin’ Time, their sophomore album that will be released on Aug. 26.
Photos from the July 18, 3rd Friday concert at Cannonsburgh.
There will be three additional concerts, every 3rd Friday in August, September and October.
Photos by Jim Davis, Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.
It goes without saying that Yonder Mountain String Band has been one of the most pivotal players in bluegrass over the last decade.
Even the most learned country music historians and devout fans won’t recognize the name Slick Norris of Highland, Texas.
But without Norris it’s possible millions of fans today would not be listening to songs performed by recording artist Jimmy C. Newman, who at age 84, released a new album entitled “Swamp County” in December, 2011.
Macon Music Education announces Dena Oneal as the Director for 2014-15. She has a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee and a master of Education degree from MTSU.
AdamsPlace has introduced a unique new program that incorporates music to help patients confronting memory issues.
Called Music & Memory, the program was launched earlier this year to marshal the proven power of music to capture and hold memories and use it in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival spanned the dates of June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn.
Pilkelny, along with Stuart Duncan, will perform as a banjo/fiddle duo at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn. on June 28.
Nashville resident, Mary Gauthier is scheduled to perform at the Franklin Theatre on June 20 in support of her latest album Trouble & Love.
Main Street’s FREE Summer Concert Series opens Friday, June 6th with THE PILOTS! The concert is downtown on the Public Square from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., and is free thanks to generous sponsorships by Heritage South Community Credit Union and City Auto.
Whether you play guitar or simply love to hear one being played, MTSU is offering a wonderful opportunity May 29-31 to hear some of the world’s finest guitarists, including one of our acclaimed music alumni, alongside some of America’s best young musicians.
Noted Murfreesboro musician, Jonny Gowow, has planned an album release party for Saturday, May 24 at Wall Street in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Before his death on May 2, 2014, “Lonesome” Lester Armistead and his Tennessee Mafia Jug Band played venues such as the Arts Center of Cannon County, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
After releasing the daily schedules this week, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the artist who will take part in the late night superjams.
The Midnight Riders are the Mid-South’s premier tribute band, will play homage to homage to the early years and classic songs of The Allman Bros on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Center of Cannon County.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has released the daily schedule for its 2014 lineup.
Main Street's JazzFest kicked off on the Square in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on May 2 and ran through May 3.
JazzFest hits the square again this weekend!
Representatives of Uncle Dave Macon Days have announced the festival’s 2014 Trailblazer and Heritage Award winners.
With a new album set for release on May 6, Watson is also in the middle of a tour that will form a trifecta of appearances in Nashville, Tenn.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has confirmed acts for the late night portion of the festival.
Missouri born singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is set for a date at Nashville’s Bluebird Café on April 30.
Utah’s Desert Noises are on deck for a show at The Basement in Nashville, Tenn. on April 17.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has released the lineup for its club stages.
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) has announced its 2014 season of summer commercial music camps.
What does international recording star Narvel Felts and I have in common? “I was discovered by radio DJ/newsman Weldon Grimsley back in the 1950s,” Narvel shared.
MTSU’s College of Mass Communication and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have entered into a partnership that will help students better understand the dynamics of one of the world’s most successful entertainment events.
Music City Roots has been a staple in the Nashville community for a few years now, but its success each week from the Loveless Barn has paved the way for a new venue within the past year.
Jeremy Robertson and The Class Action will celebrate their debut EP release, Wait and See, with a show at the Walnut House Friday, April 4
The Southern Soul Assembly, composed of members Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, JJ Grey and Anders Osborne, plotted a stop in Nashville, Tenn. on March 20 at War Memorial Auditorium.
Main Street Murfreesboro has confirmed the weekend of May 2-3 for this year’s Main Street JazzFest.
For its next round of PBS tapings taking place March 7–10, Bluegrass Underground has landed heavy hitters with names like Lucinda Williams, David Grisman, Jason Isbell, and Widespread Panic.
Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is on pace to visit Music City this week with a string of shows that will place him in front of audiences at Music City Roots, The Bluebird and The Basement.
Headliners Elton John, Jack White and Kanye West claim top billing for this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
With many accolades under the belt now, Shovels & Rope are scheduled to perform with up and coming band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, at Cannery Ballroom on Feb. 26 in Nashville, Tenn. as part of their headlining tour.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, the Middle Tennessee State University Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present "Echoes from a Cathedral" at MTSU.
Gospel quartet Work in Progress will be singing at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.
Gladeville music minister rocks with Fab Four sound-alikes
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert under the direction of composer Robert Sheldon on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University.
Internationally recognized flute artist Ai Goldsmith will collaborate with two faculty members in the School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University during a free public concert on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have formed a new partnership for the award-winning Arts at the Airport program.
Residents are invited to show off their talents for the chance to compete for a $1 million dollar prize on the upcoming season of “America’s Got Talent.”
Carpe Artista is now accepting registrations for its third annual rock ‘n’ roll camp for adults, Jukebox Hero.
MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future
Artists to take Music City for New Year's Eve bash
'Sounds of Christmas' to celebrate season
Nothing is silent about this night when four singers serve up cool versions of Frank Sinatra mainstays like “Fly Me To The Moon” in a holiday musical review of "Christmas My Way."
The Young Africans, a group of performers who were all once a part of the African Children’s Choir, will perform Friday, Dec. 20, at Journey Pointe Church.
Joe Chambers would be the first to tell anyone about the importance of relationships. His successful career is proof positive, and he also admits that hard work and creativity are just as important.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.
The Southeast Tourism Society has named Main Street JazzFest one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast for May 2014.
As of 1976, I very seldom listened to country music.
The widow of country music icon George Jones announced Monday that her family has established a scholarship fund at MTSU, which they hope will become a living memorial to the late singer.
The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.
Henson helps new artists find their way
The MTSU Concert Chorale and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society will team with the Faculty Brass Quintet to present a special “Salute to Veterans” this weekend.
Billy Henson made music in more ways than one with Loretta Lynn.
I imagine most rock ‘n’ roll guitar players and enthusiasts have heard the electric guitar referred to as an “ax.”
MTSU will welcome legendary singer and songwriter Barry Gibb to campus on Monday, Oct. 28, as part of the recording industry department's speakers series.
With the various festivals and city music scenes in the region, Music in the Middle gave fans one more reason to look forward to October each year.
DeLand, Florida’s Roadkill Ghost Choir who will perform at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 10.
Kendrick Lamar will be performing at the 13th annual Commodore Quake, October 3, at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gymnasium.
Larsen tunes talent for Christian outreach
Students traveling to Knoxville for UT football game
The Americana Music Association wrapped up a weekend of music and awards this past weekend.
Sarah Jarosz will perform at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley on Sunday night.
On its final night, Live on the Green had a special 615 flair with The Wild Feathers, Will Hoge, The Weeks and Moon Taxi.
Murfreesboro's country star releases new album
The relationship between Scotland and Tennessee can be traced back to the 1800s, but Glasgow-based rock group, Frightened Rabbit is making the acquaintance a more causal one of late.
To say Rhythm Kitchen is excited about its upcoming show at the Arts Center of Cannon County is an understatement.
Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.
Nashville may be Music City, but metal is not always the top genre that comes to mind when people think about what the city’s nickname embodies.
Singer-songwriter Chris Young was released from a Denver hospital after contracting a dangerous bacterial infection as a result of a small cut on his leg.
After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.
Though many of us are still experiencing a Bonnaroo hangover at this point in the year, there is much music on the horizon in the midstate for the remainder of the year.
Shepard presents revolution in instruments
Here are the winners for competitions held Friday, the first day of the annual Uncle Dave Macon Days, in Murfreesboro.
Music merges in the middle this fall
On Nov. 28, 1925, a white-bearded man sat before a carbon microphone to play a few fiddle tunes on WSM Radio.
Kellie Pickler’s "Dancing with the Stars" finale costume and trophy are now on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
Lascassas native Jordan Baron is a man on a mission with his new sophomore project, "Down on Brown's."
Williams picks on strings with gusto
My late pal Waylon Jennings said it best one morning when we were on the Carl P. Mayfield radio show and Carl P asked Waylon what he thought about a recent CMA awards program.
The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.
By 1987, after its small beginnings as a one-day banjo picking contest, Uncle Dave Macon Days had become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing, old-time music festivals.
Music legends wow thousands at festival
Every once in a while we need to step back from doom and gloom, coups and catastrophes, floods, fires and famines, and deal with something really, really important.
Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.
Grants from the Grammy Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow the MTSU to preserve, digitize and put online more of America’s music.
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
The Post's Bonnaroo team talks music
If you’re a fan of country or bluegrass, you have heard the music and names of Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones and Leroy Troy, all of who have served as Heritage Award Winners at Uncle Dave Macon Days.
Somewhere in the middle of Americana and classic soul is where you find Tom McBride, a Boston native who has called Nashville home for the past few years.
Legendary Singer is second inductee into multi-year music icons series
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
To the nation, J.D. Sumner was the legendary “voice” of gospel. To Dwight Faircloth, he was a lifelong friend.
Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear “Light My Fire” on 105.9 FM.
Luella and The Sun have quietly become one of the premiere acts in Nashville and are set to perform at 3rd and Lindsley on June 1.
A decade is a long hiatus for many, but when it comes to making music, Dispatch member Brad Corrigan admits it may be how you keep a band together.
The ninth annual Wartrace MusicFest, set for Saturday, June 8, will feature a lineup of musical talent that will include an award-winning teenage blues band and a rising rock trio.
Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities brings three weeks of camp to the Middle Tennessee community of students and musicians this summer, starting in June.
The Features open up about 20-year history
If you’ve been hanging around Murfreesboro in the last decade, you could have run into Jonathon Gower behind a piano, singing at your favorite soiree or even at your dinner table at Five Senses.
The scene happens over and over again on a regular basis.
Music industry majors at Middle Tennessee State University now have a chance for financial assistance that pays homage to country music legend Charlie Daniels.
Regarding George Jones being referred to as “The Possum,” I couldn’t find anything definitive and reliable about how that particular moniker originated.
Country singer cherishes family life in Eagleville
Main Street's 17th annual JazzFest is this weekend, and organizers say it will be the best one yet.
Heartfelt songs penned by a group of patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are being released May 14.
The funeral service of country music legend, George Jones, will take place Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and is open to the public.
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform at Whitworth Buchanan Middle School.
Panic sets in with show at Fontanel
“Billy’s Birthday Bash” is set for 5 p.m. Saturday in the Liberty community of DeKalb County.
Empire of the Sun tops a list that also features Delta Rae and two additions to the Rock N’ Soul Dance Party Superjam.
Let’s board the Magic Carpet, fly back in time a few decades, and hang out with a group that, I think, is often overlooked as being one of the more influential acts in rock ‘n’ roll history
Classical music flows through Murfreesboro this week.
Members of the Uncle Dave Macon Days committee announced this year’s Heritage Award winner as Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White.
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
On Oct. 7, 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer to be hired by the Metropolitan Opera.
Stuart to sign copies of new book
The classes, which will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 6, will be open to the public, too.
Murfreesboro man helps TV show
Central Magnet School’s theater program has qualified as one of 30 national finalists for NBC’s “SMASH” Make a Musical contest but needs votes to win the top prize.
Though Old Man Winter may have come back into the weather pattern this past week, there are plenty of new releases from the music world in the forecast for spring.
Legend recounts time in Middle Tenn.
Three university cello professors have joined talents to commemorate the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth.
Some of Tennessee’s finest young high school clarinetists will participate in the 11th annual MTSU High School Honor Clarinet Choir on Saturday at MTSU.
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro, has been awarded a grant to mount a six-week “Celebration of America’s Music” program.
Creating a movie soundtrack is a tough task, I'd imagine. Out of thousands of songs, how does one pick the perfect 10 or 12 to compliment a film?
The annual music fest, Rites of Spring, will return this year during the weekend of April 19-20 on Alumni Lawn at Vanderbilt University.
Two award-winning musicians who have performed with several well-loved bands will perform this weekend at MTSU in Murfreesboro during an annual saxophone conference.
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra presents "The Music of Heaven and Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at First United Methodist Church.
Main Street Murfreesboro has confirmed the weekend of May 3-4 for this year’s Main Street JazzFest.
Donating handmade guitar to benefit Vanderbilt children's hospital
Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to enjoy the music and harmony of the MCS Festival Choir.
It seems the way people listen to music changes every day.
An MTSU professor will lend his expertise to a live Internet audio conversation of reggae music Thursday.
On Feb. 27, the student contestants will perform before a panel of judges in a free public event at 8 p.m. inside the Student Union Ballroom.
Living gospel music history will be on stage Sunday, March 3, when the Chuck Wagon Gang will appear in concert at Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna.
Energetic show comes to TPAC
The competition, which is organized by VSA Tennessee, is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14 to 25 with any form of disability.
Music icons to perform at festival
The Arts Center of Cannon County presents the music of The Beatles on Friday, Feb. 22, in celebration of the music that forever changed rock ‘n’ roll history.
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
Pop icon to perform at festival
The series will feature documentary film screenings, scholar-led discussions and concerts by local musicians of 20th-century American popular music.
Rhythm N’ Blooms has recently announced the lineup for their April festival that will take place across several venues in Knoxville.
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about cupid, roses, tulips, chocolate and all the other stuff?
The Hangout Music Fest is proud to announce its highly anticipated 2013 lineup.
Middle Tennessee State University alumnus Josh Kear brought home his third country song of the year honor Sunday at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for Carrie Underwood’s hit single “Blown Away.”
The Big 98 WSIX announced it will begin broadcasting "The Bobby Bones Show" weekday mornings from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 18.
Collaborations have their place in the overall framework of the music landscape. Such is the case with Fiction Family.
Thanks to the Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady in two free public concerts.
Slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro, residents are invited to attend Music in the Wild for music-filled evening filled with delicious bird friendly coffee.
Longtime personality to perform Saturday
Shovels & Rope could quite possibly be one of the best-kept secrets of the previous year, but the secret will soon be out the door.
Middle Tennessee Public Radio, WMOT-FM 89.5, is joining hands with a New England peer to celebrate Black History Month with “Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists.”
Performing the music beloved by a gender bending, 17th century Swedish queen sounds like quite a challenge, but the acclaimed musical ensemble Armonia Celeste is ready to meet it.
Peterson to perform in Murfreesboro
The music of Bahamas is definitely a getaway in its own right.
The 13th annual MTSU Flute Festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, in Murfreesboro
Driving down the road last week, a live cut of “Nashville to Kentucky” shuffled through my iPod, and it immediately made me reminisce about the first time I heard it.
MTSU professor Beverly Keel, an award-winning music journalist and former recording industry executive, has been named chair of the department of recording industry.
While musician Billy Yearwood was in his mother’s womb 85 years ago, she prayed, asking God for a musician son.
It is a fair estimate to claim the amount of artists surfacing over the past several years playing string music or Americana has moved as fast as a Tennessee season.
Last week, the Kennedy Center honored musicians Buddy Guy and Led Zeppelin, two longtime veterans of the game whose work can stand up against any other group or artist to this day.
The closing of 2012 has brought music fans with plenty of gifts to end the year.
The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
Murfreesboro artist releases new album
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
With his third solo album, Patterson Hood summons up a period when he was at a low and pins it against the new stage that he is in now in life.
Foundation teaches kids about success
Local jazz legend remembered
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art begins its monthlong celebration Friday of “A Storybook Christmas" with performances and festivities for the entire family.
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
For this week’s column, I had to make a difficult choice between two high-profile subjects: David Petraeus and the Rolling Stones.
An upcoming concert at Middle Tennessee State University will be more than a feast for the ears — it’ll also provide a good meal for hungry students and community neighbors in need.
Barr Weissman’s documentary explores the Drive-By Truckers at a tumultuous time when their existence was somewhat reminiscent of the characters about which they write.
Country star sings for the holidays
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
Deadheads unite, for November is the month of 30 Days of The Dead.
Some albums never get old. When speaking on this subject, Neil Young’s 1972 classic, “Harvest,” is always one that comes to mind.
Friends of Music will host the sixth annual Evening of Swing Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro.
Making a record can be a difficult task, but for Nashville’s Anderson East the notion was one that took time and well-thought exercise.
Pianist Andy LaVerne, who’s worked with a veritable “Who’s Who” of jazz, will launch the 14th season of the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.
Ancestors continue spreading country tunes worldwide
It’s difficult to believe, but we’re kicking off the fourth quarter, and it brings with it another mix of music choices to the midstate.
MTSU’s School of Music status as one of only 140-plus “All-Steinway Schools” in the world has cemented its international reputation for excellence.
On Aug. 23, a world famous gang invaded a home in Rutherford County.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, it’s only fitting to bring back by popular demand – The Murfreesboro Post Top 10.
The husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, is set to play The Basement on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Nashville.
The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.
It hasn’t been too many moons since Jackie Greene broke onto the music scene and radio waves with the single, “Honey I Been Thinking About You,” in 2005, but since then, he’s come a long way.
Country music stars Connie Smith and Marty Stuart are scheduled to present a “Country Gospel Concert” as part of a dedication of a new sanctuary for Smyrna Parkway Baptist Church the night of Sunday, Oct. 14.
There’s much that runs through the blood of musicians, and the question of whether many do it for the money or the love is always one to consider.
All the way back in 1811 a movement began in England which lent its name to people who are accused of being opposed to technological developments: Luddites.
Clinton is an award-winning film composer who has built a reputation for scoring diverse films including the Austin Powers’ movies, Mortal Kombat, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, among others.
Last week was inevitably one to remember for roots music fans. On Sept. 12, the Americana Music Association kicked off their festivities with an awards show like no other.
Nashville’s Live on the Green concert series kicked off Thursday, Sept. 6.
SoundLand Music Festival is less than a month away and it's gearing up for the biggest year ever.
The neighborhood and community are invited to Holy Cross’ Festival on Cason from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the church on Cason Lane.
While Young has played the Ryman as part of the Grand Ole Opry, this historic show will mark his headlining debut on the celebrated stage.
The 13th Americana Music Festival is scheduled to jumpstart next week across five venues in Nashville with more than 100 performers.
“Echoes of Nature,” a concert combining traditional Chinese art and music, will feature Haiqiong Deng on the instruments zheng and qin and artist Dr. Nan Liu on Friday, Sept. 7, at MTSU.
Music and its culture are in the blood of Jason Galaz, a shirt designer by day, who trades in his craft of screen-printing and artwork services for the love of music.
The Lead Belly "Blues for Blue" Children's Music Festival fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club and the Lead Belly Foundation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the grounds of the Boys and Girls Club in Murfreesboro.
The dog days of summer are drawing nearer to a close and with that come a bevy of music shows in the midstate area.
The Siegel High School Band holds its 10th annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the high school cafeteria in Murfreesboro.
Humanity returned to Mars last week, and I was reminded that it was Pythagoras who linked music and the cosmos through the concept of music of the spheres.
Cripple Creek Cloggers and its accompanying string band returned recently from touring festivals in the Baltic States.
To celebrate the new academic year at Middle Tennessee State University, the School of Music is bringing new and returning concert-series performances to the Wright Music Building this fall.
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
Everyone loves free music. And when it is good free music then that makes the deal even more enticing.
Concert slated for next week
If you’ve been wondering what Murfreesboro’s most diligent band has been up to recently, then look no further.
Nick Whetro, Icarus Himself bring electro-rock to town
Muriel Deason meant to be a "house wife," instead she became "Kitty Wells."
Murfreesboro Little Theatre has got all kinds of intriguing events coming up for the next few months.
Despite the rain, the show went on and this year’s champions were crowned over the weekend at the 35th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days.
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
At 10th annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
Old Crow Medicine Show proves to be popular link in the Americana chain
Whitworth Buchanan Middle School’s second annual STAR camp will be held July 23-27 for rising sixth-eighth graders from any school or county in the state.
With college tuitions on the rise, Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro is offering a workshop to help students and parents prepare for education costs.
The second episode of Main Street Murfreesboro’s monthly concert series, Friday Night Live, is set for tomorrow night with a performance from the Stones River Pilots.
Nashville may be known as Music City, USA, but Murfreesboro will lay claim to the name as the yearlong Bicentennial Celebration honors our musical heritage this month.
The sounds of Ray Wylie Hubbard can spark many notions in the mind. But when playing it in preparation for a family’s final barn dance, it, along with a few other factors helped ignite the MidDay Farm Report, a new rural rock ‘n’ roll group from Middle Tennessee.
Finale events for the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts will be held Thursday, June 28, starting with an art exhibit at 10 a.m. in Andrew L. Todd Hall at Middle Tennessee State University.
Crowe, Snider to receive awards
St. Paul's Episcopal Church's music offering will reach new heights this summer when it finishes installing a custom-built organ highlighted by 1,447 pipes.
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth’s performance has been rescheduled due to illness.
You heard Pa’s fiddle all through your childhood, whether on the TV version of “Little House on the Prairie” or in your head as you read Laura Ingalls Wilders’ classic tales – or they were read to you
Festival continues to adapt with times
Was that song about Tennessee?
The Bonnaroo season has quickly arrived and with that it brings us many good things – headliners of Phish, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Americans, particularly Southerners, lost one of the last living bridges to our cultural past when seven-time Grammy award-winning folk musician Arthel “Doc” Watson passed away last week near his home in rural North Carolina.
As the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival returns to Manchester for the 2012 event, the tight-knit town is already taking steps to warmly welcome the more than 100,000 visitors.
The Americana Music Association recently announced nominees for this year’s Americana Honors & Awards during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
American Idol contestant Colton Dixon returned to his hometown of Murfreesboro at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at World Outreach Church. (TMP/T. Swann)
Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” has been added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
Series turns spotlight on Pa Ingalls
During the first weekend of May, an estimated 100,000 people were found at the Tom Lee Park situated in downtown Memphis.
Festival loses luster among some music enthusiasts
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
The role of the woman in the musical landscape has never been better than it is today.
Thousands of music lovers head south this weekend to hear some well-known and up-and-coming bands perform live under the sun.
Nashville piano man Chip Greene has been on the road for weeks but is now back home and is set to perform at Just Love Coffee in Murfreesboro on Friday night.
Coming home to fill Auburntown with gospel sound
Words fell during the past weeks in remembrance and celebration for the life of Levon Helm.
Andrews has amassed more than 1 million views on YouTube, participated in the world’s largest balloon fight for a music video and has a checklist full of more items to complete.
The Nashville Film Festival is showcasing several music-related films over the next few days as it kicks off today and runs until Thursday, April 26.
Spring has arrived in full force and is bringing welcoming temperatures to the midstate.
Effervescent country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton is so excited about what’s swirling around her that you might think she’s off her rocker.
Record Store Day celebrates five years
As festival season draws nearer, Murfreesboro is a great place to be as it is in driving distance to several musical festivals.
Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to Nashville for eight performances.
Chris Young aims for sixth consecutive No. 1 tune
Rounding out these additions is Danzig Legacy – a collaboration of sorts by hard rocker Glenn Danzig.
Winners of the 2012 BachFest Student Music Competition perform Sunday in two public concerts Sunday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
Murfreesboro has stepped up to provide another grand showcase
Adding even more talent to already impressive line-up, The Hangout Music Fest has announced the inclusion of six more performers to their 2012 roster, ranging from rising indie stars to veteran performers.
The two-day Main Street JazzFest will return May 4 to the Square in downtown Murfreesboro for its 16th installment.
Stumble upon some South Cumberland soul from artist Trapper Haskins & The Bitter Swill.
Music City Roots is embarking upon new territory with the release of their new album, Roots Moments: Special Live Cuts From Season One.
Thomas Nicholas, star of the upcoming film “American Reunion,” is bringing “The American Reunion Tour” to MTSU on Tuesday.
Annual event names award winners
The closing song of Sharon Van Etten’s previous album, Epic, is one that showcases subject matter of a damaged soul – one that is broken and in need of repair.
Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring music festival has announced plans for its 2012 showcase and is set to take place on April 20-21 on Alumni Lawn on the campus.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its initial lineup for the 2012 festival.
MTSU faculty and alumni are once again in illustrious company for their roles in musical performances nominated for the 54th Grammy Awards, which will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Tomorrow night, the Drive-By Truckers will start a two-night stand at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom.
Nashville artist preps for upcoming album release
America’s music made, recorded at MTSU
There is always a grand impression left behind when one can take note of a band that plays music just for the love of it. And one of those groups is Star & Micey.
It’s not everyday one comes in contact with a group like Lord T & Eloise.
“Ensemble 1720,” a newly formed MTSU School of Music faculty period-instrument group, will make its debut Friday in the university’s Hinton Music Hall inside the Wright Music Building.
The post-holiday music cycle is kicking off nicely at the start of the New Year to say the least.
Nashville music venue The Exit/In will hold “Rock for a Cause,” a five-band indie rock and art show this Friday.
Music City all-stars are bringing Charles “Pa” Ingalls’ old-time fiddle music and songs alive for a PBS special.
Studio LIFE offers hands-on experience
Vinyl shows staying power in new age of music
Johnny Guitar’s owners announced a new phase for the local music shop.
MTSU alumnus wins competition for role as Queen drummer
‘Music City Roots’ affordable night of great fun for entire family
It was decades ago, and I was an active-duty soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Hanau, West Germany.
The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform its annual winter concert Tuesday, Dec 13 at Patterson Park Community Center.
In the short span of less than a year, Murfreesboro’s Rhythm Kitchen has become one of the hottest bands on the local scene.
Seminar seeks entrepreneurs, MTSU to co-host Jazz Jam
The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Chorale Society will partner once again to create the memorable music of Handel’s “Messiah” for the community next week.
It was only weeks ago that tunes like “Monster Mash” and “Igor’s Party” were put away as October and Halloween passed by swiftly, giving way to November and the holiday season.
Brittany Parker as its newest choice
The Americana Music Association’s music festival and honors awards are set to premiere nationwide Nov. 19 in a special episode on PBS stations.
Jessi Darlin and her band rocked Gilligan’s Friday night in Murfreesboro.
Jordan Baron enlists Murfreesboro players for new project
Local rock outfits blanket Square with familiar tunes
Jason Boland and the Stragglers release new album and plan for show at Exit/In
Spoken word master Gil Scott Heron stated it right when he said, “the Blues has (sic) always been totally American,” in his “Bicentennial Blues” serenade.
More options in digital and streaming
Newcomers and veterans join together for 10th anniversary celebration
Film composer George S. Clinton, the man behind the music of “Mortal Kombat,” “The Santa Clause 2” and the “Austin Powers” film series, will share his expertise with MTSU Oct. 19-20.
Glossary makes record of hope in down times
Stones River Chamber Players debut 2011-12 MTSU season Oct. 3
The Center for the Arts will play host to Jack & Diane on Friday night with special guest is Lisa Shaffer & Heathen Ridge.
“Queen of the Blues” Marion James to headline Boro Blues Fest
Becky Robertson of the band known as Carter's Chord is now engaged to producer/musician Jeremiah Scott, per a recent announcement from the happy couple.
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s annual “Fest de Ville Gala” in October.
Country music legend to perform classic hits and new music off his just-released album
Noemi Iglesia de Dios is one of the many acts who will perform at I'm Believin' Friday, Sept. 2 at The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury.
Festivals and conferences ready to take Nashville’s center stage with acts like Justin Townes Earles, Those Darlins and Gregg Allman
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Jerry Foster will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Punk legends the Misfits have scheduled a fall tour that includes a stop in Murfreesboro at Gilligan’s on Oct.12.
Live On the Green, a free, public concert series held at Public Square in front of the Metro Courthouse, will launch its third season on Sept. 8.
Sharon Van Etten has traveled down many avenues
Student-run radio looks to fill void
Scarborough Fair makes its triumphant return to the ‘Boro on the last leg of its incredible Reunion Tour that has played to packed houses around the globe.
Grammy-winner David Holt honored with Uncle Dave Heritage Award
A decade of magic in Manchester
10 years of musical memories
The Features shared the stage with The Bohannons on Friday, April 8 at The Walnut House in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mixing in some new tunes with the classics, The Features closed down the venue after the midnight hour.
With a spring tour beginning on April 8, Jason Isbell will hit a few dates in the Southeast before stopping in Nashville, Tenn. on April 16.
Backstage Bash promises dancing in the streets
The Beale Street Music Festival has announced its lineup for this year and will take place at Tom Lee Park on April 29 through May 1.
On Thursday, March 3 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn., musicians and fashion designers joined together for I’m Still Beautiful – an event to raise money and awareness for young adults battling cancer.
Grammy-winning, genre-bending musician Béla Fleck will play MTSU’s Windham Lecture Series in Liberal Arts into its second decade when the renowned banjoist serves as guest speaker on Tuesday, March 15, in Tucker Theatre.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival released the initial lineup this past week for its 10th anniversary.
Known for his work on the Ten out of Tenn project and success with several songs featured on hit television shows, Nashville’s Trent Dabbs is stepping outside of this shadow with his sixth full-length album, Southerner.
After an enduring battle with pancreatic cancer, Charlie Louvin passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at his home in Wartrace, Tenn.
With a new album on the way plans are also in the works for a winter tour that will land Tristen on the West Coast after hitting The Basement in Nashville.
The one-night-only show, Chris Cagle Unbridled: Celebrating 20 Years of Saddle Up!, benefits Middle Tennessee's oldest and largest recreational therapeutic horseback riding program.
Professor John Hill and MT alumnus Michael Latterell both received Grammy nominations.
With a first look at Anderson East, the golden locks can be misleading. He could easily be confused with typical stereotypes, but when you hear the voice it’s hard not to believe that he is the real deal.
Southern-tinged sounds from Murfreesboro’s Glossary were among those heard at the fifth annual Next Big Nashville, an independent music conference.
The 33rd annual Uncle Dave Macon Days are set to honor Norman and Nancy Blake with the 2010 Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award.
We are at the midpoint of the year and it’s time to look back at some of the top albums from the past six months.
The Statler Brothers pen book on career
Taylor Gibbs, 17, said it would take more than words to describe what the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities after school hangout and educational center for kids means to her.
Joey Martin Feek and Rory Fink, finalists on CMT's “Can You Duet,” release CD
Writer has penned hits for Garth Brooks, Sara Evans
More than 80,000 music fans will converge on Middle Tennessee roadways this week for the seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester.
Monica Johnson, director of Generation for Creation, a nonprofit visual and performing arts program based in Murfreesboro, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Children’s Benefit Talent Show.
More than $43,000 in grants have been awarded to Rutherford County organizations through the Tennessee Arts Commission, according to an announcement by Rep. John Hood and Sen. Jim Tracy.