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.8. 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.9. McGraw sets Feb. release for 1st post-Curb album - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tim McGraw has announced a Feb. 5 release date for his first album since leaving Curb Records.
"Two Lanes of Freedom" is McGraw's first release since a judge granted him the right to record for Big Machine Records. The Louisiana native had been under contract with Curb for nearly two decades.10. 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.11. Music museum options expanding - Friday, August 10, 2012
Nashville’s major music museums are in various stages of development: one will reopen this year, one is expanding, another is slowly progressing, and the last is on the back burner.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
After surviving a couple of blows to its existence, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (MHFM) is set to re-open this year in its new home at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Fourth Avenue North.12. 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.13. Kenny Chesney, Jonathan Demme team for livestream - Friday, June 08, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - And now for something a little bit different: Kenny Chesney and Jonathan Demme are working together.14. 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.15. McGraw to give 25 homes to members of military - Friday, May 18, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw will be saluting veterans in a big way while on tour this summer.
The country music superstar is giving away 25 mortgage-free houses - one for each stop on his upcoming "Brothers of the Sun" tour with Kenny Chesney - to wounded or needy service members.16. 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.17. Hit song carries Eli Young Band to ACMs, beyond - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Count the guys in Rascal Flatts among the fans of "Crazy Girl," the song that took the Eli Young Band to the top of the country songs chart and earned the Texas quartet three nominations at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.18. Country stars stampede to studio to help Richie - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kenny Chesney was so excited about the idea of working with Lionel Richie that he drunk-dialed the pop legend to suggest a song. Darius Rucker tossed aside a lyric sheet in the studio, saying he'd been preparing for the moment his entire life. And so many people were clamoring to get on the project that stars like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley didn't even make the cut - this time.19. Chesney, Aldean, McGraw to perform at ACM Awards - Friday, March 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Toby Keith are among the stars who will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards next month.20. McGraw's 'Emotional Traffic' finally hits streets - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tim McGraw's long-delayed album "Emotional Traffic" has the attention of Music Row this week as it finally hits the streets.21. Belle Meade Country Club considers female member - Friday, January 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The exclusive Belle Meade Country Club is considering offering membership to a woman.
Timothy J. Douglas, president of the club's board of directors, confirmed the consideration in a newsletter to members, obtained by The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/zkJ5U9).22. Tim McGraw wins ruling over recording career - Friday, November 25, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country music superstar Tim McGraw won a court ruling Wednesday allowing him to keep recording while a lawsuit against him by Curb Records makes its way through the courts.
Chancellor Russell Perkins ruled Wednesday after a four-hour hearing that McGraw can sign with another record label and record new music.23. Ring sentenced to 20 months in lobbying scandal - Friday, October 21, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former lobbyist who was a rising star under Jack Abramoff's tutelage was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and event tickets.
Kevin Ring argued up until his emotional sentencing hearing that he was operating in a corrupt Washington environment controlled by people with money and that he did not break the law.24. Tim McGraw files countersuit against Curb Records - Friday, May 20, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Attorneys for country music star Tim McGraw have filed a countersuit against Curb Records, seeking a ruling that would release him from his 20-year contract with Mike Curb.