NASHVILLE (AP) — Winning the Country Music Association Awards' entertainer of the year is a top honor and always counted as a career high point. But for Blake Shelton it wasn't even the most memorable moment of an amazing Thursday night.19. New faces at CMAs mark change in country music - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — There's a sea change going on in Music City and the Country Music Association Awards are right in the middle of it.
When country music's biggest stars take the stage Thursday night, you'll see many of your favorites from the last 10 years. But increasingly, new faces are dominating the genre as country's fan base shifts to a younger-skewing audience.20. Taylor Swift to co-host Grammy nominations TV show - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations television special.
Grammy officials say the pop star will join LL Cool J as hosts of the Dec. 5 special, airing live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. This is the first year the nominations special has been broadcast from Music City.21. Swift glady bears tabloid glare for success - Friday, October 19, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - On Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," there's a song where the 22-year-old superstar sings about a fictional one: a famous singer who spends years under the glare of the spotlight, then ditches her uncomfortable fame for a life of solitude.22. Top residential real estate transactions for September 2012 - Friday, October 19, 2012
September 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
23. Luke Bryan leads American Country Awards nominees - Friday, October 05, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Luke Bryan just keeps getting hotter.
The rising country music star is the lead nominee for this year's American Country Awards with seven. He beat out established stars like Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum in a field announced early Wednesday.24. Brooks, Yearwood hail Songwriters Hall inductees - Friday, October 05, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Kim Williams hesitated only slightly when asked who he thinks has been the best interpreter of his songs before the start of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.25. Where are you now? - Friday, October 05, 2012
After scoring a degree in biology in the mid ‘80s, Jimmy Harnen, to the delight of his parents, was heading to dental or medical school.
But first, Harnen decided to throw a Hail Mary pass.26. Grammy noms concert special coming to Nashville - Friday, August 17, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent.
The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Music City. The show will air Dec. 5 live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena. This is the fifth time The Recording Academy has held "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live," but the first outside Los Angeles.27. Taylor Swift releasing new album 'Red' on Oct. 22 - Friday, August 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Multi-platinum superstar Taylor Swift is releasing her fourth studio album called "Red" on Oct. 22.28. Taylor connects with fans on YouTube - Friday, August 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Country star Taylor Swift will be talking to her fans around the world live during an online webcast on YouTube.29. Exhibit about Swift's world tour now on display - Friday, June 15, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - An exhibit about Taylor Swift's 2011-12 world tour is on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.30. Top residential sales for May 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012
Top residential sales for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.31. Nashville airport promotes city's music scene - Friday, June 08, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - As the Nashville International Airport celebrates its 75th birthday, it's also celebrating the city's best known product: music.
While McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has its slot machines, Nashville International salutes guitars, honky-tonks and singers.32. Underwood takes her 3rd video of year win at CMTs - Friday, June 01, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's Bridgestone Arena is turning into quite a memorable place for Carrie Underwood and her hunky husband, NHL star Mike Fisher.33. Obama, Romney to go country at CMT Awards - Friday, June 01, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Presidential elections are usually serious business, but President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney are taking a little time for laughs during the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday.34. Tim McGraw looks to rev up career with Big Machine - Friday, May 18, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw has chosen a new record label run by an old friend.
The country music superstar has signed a multi-album deal with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records, officially ending his acrimonious relationship with his only previous label, Curb Records.35. Swift gives $4M to Country Hall of Fame expansion - Friday, May 11, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now, she's donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues.36. Underwood, Miranda Lambert lead CMT nominations - Friday, April 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde.37. Swift caps 24 hours to remember with win at ACMs - Friday, March 30, 2012
There was little surprise when Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at The Academy of Country Awards on Sunday night — except maybe in how little surprise the 22-year-old sensation showed when her name was called.38. First lady to salute Swift at Kids' Choice Awards - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The first lady is making an appearance at The Kids' Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work.39. Civil Wars postpone European shows due to illness - Friday, March 16, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars will postpone a piece of its European tour.
A news release Friday morning says the delay in shows from March 26 through April 4 is due to a serious illness in the band's immediate family, but doesn't give further details.40. Country music disappears from Grammy spotlight - Friday, February 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Lady Antebellum landed an unexpected knockout of Eminem and took the night with five Grammys last year, including record and song of the year for "Need You Now." Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band broke through in the general categories the year before.41. Country or folk? The Civil Wars blur Grammy lines - Friday, February 03, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Even Grammy voters don't know what to do with The Civil Wars.
The duo has been nominated for best folk album and best country duo/group performance, two categories that bear little resemblance to each other. Fellow nominees run the spectrum from Kenny Chesney to Eddie Vedder to Gillian Welch and Fleet Foxes.42. Lambchop's Wagner: There's 'a country fetish going on there' - Friday, February 03, 2012
Lambchop, an eclectic Nashville-based group with its roots in what now would be called Americana, has found continued success for more than 20 years in Europe, according to front man/band mainstay Kurt Wagner.43. Ryman Auditorium getting new stage after 61 years - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It's time for a new stage at Ryman Auditorium, a significant moment in the history of a building known for its significant moments.
Scuffed by the heels of "The King," ''The Queen of Soul" and thousands of singers in cowboy boots, scarred by an uncountable stream of road cases and worn by six decades of music history, the Ryman's oak floorboards have reached the end of a very long, very successful run.44. Kenny Chesney leads ACM Awards nominations with 9 - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Kenny Chesney's steamy duet, "You and Tequila" with Grace Potter, continues to radiate heat.45. Kenny Chesney leads ACM Awards nominations with 9 - Friday, January 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kenny Chesney's steamy duet, "You and Tequila" with Grace Potter, continues to radiate heat.
The song helped Chesney to nine Academy of Country Music Awards nominations Thursday morning, including the top honor of entertainer of the year.46. Turning tweets into gold - Friday, December 30, 2011
Blake Shelton says he is so drunk. How drunk is he?
“I’m so drunk right now I just walked into Denny’s and shouted ‘Make me some pot brownies and I won’t bitch about the non-smoking area!!’” he posted recently on his Twitter feed.47. The song's the thing for Swift, Perry at CMAs - Friday, November 04, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Though still largely the domain of men, triumphs by Taylor Swift and The Band Perry at the Country Music Association Awards show that the young women of country music are finding their voices and shoving the boys out of the way.48. Musicians not as easy to play as they once were - Friday, September 23, 2011
“Have you seen my listing on Inconvenient Street?” the listing agent asks.
When the music biz agent responds she has not, the listing agent explains it would be absolutely perfect for someone in the music industry, “You know, the creative type, someone with some imagination.”49. Taylor Swift and 4 boys up for top CMA Award - Friday, September 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will be battling the boys at the 2011 Country Music Association Awards.
The country starlet is up for entertainer of the year, where she'll compete with Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and last year's winner, Brad Paisley.50. 60,000-80,000 expected for National Folk Festival - Friday, August 05, 2011
Nashville has no theme park, no beach and no casinos. But it has music. Lots of it.
The National Folk Festival, which is coming to Nashville Labor Day weekend, caps off several months of major events held here that validate Nashville’s self-proclaimed moniker “Music City USA.”51. 60,000-80,000 expected for folk festival - Friday, July 29, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has no theme park, no beach and no casinos.
But it has music. Lots of it.
The National Folk Festival, which is coming to Nashville Labor Day weekend, caps off several months of major events held here that validate Nashville's self-proclaimed moniker "Music City USA."52. Nashville, Memphis arenas among tops for concerts - Friday, July 15, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone Arena in Nashville ranks ninth in the United States and 23rd in the world for concert ticket sales at mid-year.
The arena said in a news release Monday that the Pollstar concert business publication reported 189,077 ticket sales for the period.53. Music City’s roots - Friday, June 03, 2011
While some national writers have dubbed Nashville “the Silicon Valley of Music,” it’s not.
It’s Music City, a brand worn proudly, with a rich heritage to back it up, unlike that San Francisco Bay boomtown populated by start-ups, coders, guys with pocket-protectors and unshaven techno-visionaries.