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1. Milsap, Wiseman among Country Hall inductees -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The 2014 induction class was introduced by Kix Brooks during a news conference Tuesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The trio will be inducted later this year.

2. Prism of modern country on display at ACM Awards -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The new artist of the year category at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards is a primer in Modern Country 101 with three nominees who perfectly capture the genre's 21st century sound.

3. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for Nov. 2013 -

Top November  2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

4. Merle Haggard calls Ray Price 'the first outlaw' -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Merle Haggard can still remember the first time he heard Ray Price's voice come out of the radio, fronting Lefty Frizzell's band on "If You're Ever Lonely Darling" in 1951. And the memory of hearing "I'll Be There" for the first time in 1954 still makes him break out into song.

5. Influential country singer Ray Price dead at 87 -

DALLAS (AP) — Good friends like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard got more credit for their contrary ways and trend-setting ideas, but it was Ray Price who set the precedent for change in country music more than a decade earlier.

6. 48 hours in Nashville: Entertaining out-of-town guests over the holidays? Show them the “It City” like a pro! -

“He Stopped Loving Her Today,” proclaims the throat-thickening No. 1 tourist destination for anyone either visiting Nashville or simply trying to show holiday guests around town.

George Jones’ monument, which presides over the mid-section of Woodlawn Memorial Park in Berry Hill, could easily fit in as the first, last, or perhaps bookend stops on a 48-hour tour of Music City USA.

7. CMA Awards, fellow stars salute George Strait -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The entertainer of the year trophy at the Country Music Association Awards is one of the most coveted honors in the genre, but sometimes it's OK to lose — like, say, when George Strait is a nominee.

8. Music and art mesh in Veda’s storied life -

Introduced to the Grand Ole Opry crowd as “The Spanish Hank Williams” back in 1962, there remains a sense of music, of rhythm in the voice of Gil Veda as he sits in his adopted hometown’s busiest coffee house named for a dog and raises his soft voice as much as possible to be heard above the din.

9. On the bill again: Nelson back on festival lineup -

NASHVILLE (AP) - An improving Willie Nelson will make his festival date this Saturday in Nashville after all, and he's bringing a friend.

A news release from festival organizers said Nelson has recuperated enough from a shoulder injury that he's able to keep his evening slot at the Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival. Warren Haynes will sit in with Nelson and his band for a handful of songs as well.

10. Nelson pulls out of festival with shoulder injury -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival and three other shows due to a shoulder injury.

11. Tompall Glaser, an original Nashville outlaw, dies -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tompall Glaser, a country music singer, publisher and studio owner best known for his association with the outlaw movement against record labels, died Tuesday. He was 79.

Louis Glaser, Tompall Glaser's nephew, said the singer died in Nashville after a long illness.

12. George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81 -

NASHVILLE (AP) - When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice.

Other great singers have come and gone, but this fact remained inviolate until Jones passed away Friday at 81 in a Nashville hospital after a year of ill health.

13. Accidental outlaw Willie Nelson celebrates 80th -

NASHVILLE (AP) — America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson.

As the enduring American icon's 80th birthday has approached, he's been honored with lifetime achievement awards, serenaded at special performances and saluted by musicians from every genre of music. And Nelson has taken it all in with a bemused smile.

14. Nelson to hold benefit for Texas blast victims -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Willie Nelson said Thursday that he will turn an upcoming Texas concert into a benefit for victims of the explosion at a fertilizer plant not far from where he grew up.

15. Rogers, Bare, Clement in Country Hall of Fame -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Country Music Hall of Fame recognized pioneers who are responsible for the genre's growing diversity by selecting its new class of Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement.

The trio of trailblazing inductees attended a news conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to announce the class of 2013.

16. Bare finds right label for dream folk album -

Bobby Bare has a simple explanation for why it took him 25 years to put out his dream album of folk songs.

“There’s no demand for an old fart doing an album,” the affable 77-year-old shrugs.

17. Blake Shelton pulls off surprise win at CMAs -

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.

18. Top residential real estate transactions for August 2012 -

August 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner 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.

19. Willie Nelson pens new memoir for release Nov. 13 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Willie Nelson has proven to be one of America's most prolific songwriters. Turns out he's no slouch when it comes to memoirs, either: He has a new one due in November.

20. Top residential real estate transactions for August 2012 -

August 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

21. Unusual rides draw car lovers to Lane -

With cars ranging in manufacture from Nissan Z, at some 300 horsepower and a speed of 180 mph, to the smallest manufactured passenger vehicle in the world, the one-cylinder Peel P50 with a maximum speed of 40 mph, the Lane Motor Museum of Nashville has one of the most unique collections of automobiles in the country.

22. Funky to formal, area offers a variety of party venues -

A 400-person wedding, a bachelorette party, the latest No. 1 hit … 5 o’clock. Nashville is a town that will use any excuse to party. But it can’t be just any kind of party. It has to be a Nashville party, one that really shows off the personality of the area.

23. Grafitti gaining recognition as art form -

Outdoor art in Nashville tends to make a big splash.

Consider Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks, the giant, red sculpture just across the Cumberland River from downtown. Some love it, some not so much … but you’re not going to miss it.

24. Jamey Johnson salutes songwriter with duets album -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Jamey Johnson sang at Hank Cochran's bedside in the hours before his death. Now he's showing his love for the legendary songwriter again.

Johnson's next album will be a collaborative celebration of Cochran's music. "Livin' for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran" will include appearances by Willie Nelson, George Strait, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello and many others, each singing a duet with Johnson. The album will come out Sept. 25 on vinyl and Oct. 16 in other formats.

25. Former music royalties executive Preston dies in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Frances Williams Preston, who worked with top songwriters as president of the royalties company Broadcast Music Inc., died Wednesday. She was 83.

Preston was president of New York-based BMI, which collects and distributes royalties to songwriters, from 1986 to 2004. Before that, she was head of the company's office in Nashville, where she was born and grew up.

26. 5 rising acts to check out at Bonnaroo -

NASHVILLE (AP) — While major acts and headliners like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys and Phish always draw the masses out to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, it's discovering new acts that's the true joy of the four-day festival down on the farm in Manchester, Tenn.

27. Underwood takes her 3rd video of year win at CMTs -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's Bridgestone Arena is turning into quite a memorable place for Carrie Underwood and her hunky husband, NHL star Mike Fisher.

28. Obama, Romney to go country at CMT Awards -

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.

29. Willie Nelson and friends to light up CMT Awards -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Willie Nelson may have penned himself another classic and CMT Music Awards viewers will get a chance to judge for themselves.

30. Sponsor: Horse slaughter bill not likely to pass -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The sponsor of a bill seeking to attract horse slaughter facilities said the bill likely will not pass this year.

Rep. Andy Holt said that chances were not good for the bill to pass, but he remained committed to bringing the industry to Tennessee.

31. Country stars stampede to studio to help Richie -

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.

32. New music on the way from late Waylon Jennings -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The family of Waylon Jennings will soon release songs the country music icon recorded shortly before his death 10 years ago.

At least eight of the 12 songs on the tentatively titled "Goin' Down Rockin': The Final Recordings" were written by Jennings and eight have not been released in any version before. The simple vocal and guitar tracks were cut at steel guitarist Robby Turner's studio before Jennings' death in 2002 and musicians who worked with Jennings have gathered to finish the tracks.

33. London calling, y'all -

George Hamilton IV doesn’t take credit for it, but he is a country music business pioneer.

The one-time pop heartthrob – he converted to country after sharing the stage with Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and even Satchmo – maintains he became something of an accidental international icon after a quick courtesy stop in London.

34. State museum site of TV taping Friday night -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A music show for broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service stations nationwide will be taped Friday night at the Tennessee State Museum.

"Jammin' at Hippie Jack's Live at the Tennessee State Museum!" will feature Billy Joe Shaver and Elizabeth Cook, both performers and songwriters.

35. Music still packs the house -

Lower Broadway’s “campus” is expanding, thanks largely to its honky-tonk heritage and the constant, energetic growth of “the student body” that comes here for suds and such.

36. Nashville was never limited to country music -

Pundits may look at the fact that Jack White and other young artists and support staffs are moving in and say the city is fast evolving past its traditional country music identity.