For Childers, 'Purgatory' A Fine Place To Be

Aug 14, 2017

 

Few if any albums this year from a new artist have arrived with more impact than Purgatory by Tyler Childers. The debut, produced by Sturgill Simpson, shot to number one on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and reached #6 for albums overall in the week since its August 4 release.

 

The album is described as a song cycle that takes an unsentimental look at “the people, landmarks and legendary moments from Childers’ childhood home in Lawrence County, KY”

Remembering Glen Campbell on The String

Aug 10, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- The music world is mourning the passing of Glen Campbell at age 81. He was a masterful guitarist and a remarkable interpreter of songs who blended country and pop as artfully as anyone has done. At the same time, this country boy from Delight, AR naturally had the ease and the boyish charm to build a worldwide fan base as a singer, actor and TV host.

Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and '70s, dies

Aug 8, 2017
Glen Campbell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman" whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81.

Campbell's family said the singer died Tuesday morning in Nashville and publicist Sandy Brokaw confirmed the news. No cause was immediately given. Campbell announced in June 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and that it was in its early stages at that time.

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Lost Sounds with Greg Reish: Episode 36

Aug 14, 2017

The List with Webb Wilder: Episode 24

Aug 14, 2017

This week's chart from the Americana Music Association hosted by the last of the full grown men, Webb Wilder.

splcenter.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there are 38 hate groups in Tennessee similar to those who sponsored the tragic events this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

They include chapters of the Ku Klux Klan in McMinnville, Murfreesboro, Gladeville, and Hendersonville.

 

There’s also a White Nationalist group in Franklin, an anti-Muslim group in Nashville, a neo-Nazi group near Johnson City, along with neo-Confederate and Black Separatist groups in West Tennessee.

 

fedex.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  One of Tennessee’s most influential business leaders is calling on the White House and Congress to move more quickly on promised pro-business reforms.

Fred Smith is the founder and CEO of Memphis based Fedex, one of Tennessee’s largest companies.

Smith yesterday co-authored an op-ed piece in the WallStreet Journal calling on Washington to simplify taxes, invest in infrastructure and expand international trade. Smith wrote the appeal in partnership with David Abney, CEO of United Parcel Service.

tbi

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal data shows the number of senior citizens in Tennessee who are hospitalized due to painkillers has more than tripled over the last decade.

The Tennessean reports the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality data showed that in 2005, 467 seniors out of every 100,000 spent time in the hospital due to opioids. In 2015, the rate had increased to 1,505.

Lost Sounds with Greg Reish: Episode 36

Aug 14, 2017

The List with Webb Wilder: Episode 24

Aug 14, 2017

This week's chart from the Americana Music Association hosted by the last of the full grown men, Webb Wilder.

congress.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black has named two prominent former politicians from either end of Tennessee as co-chairman for her gubernatorial bid.

Black says former state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher will hold the leadership positions in her campaign.

WMOT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There are still places where you can get a taste of the quiet rural community Williamson County used to be.

One of those spots is Greer’s Country Hams just south of Franklin on Southall Road. Owner Ernie Greer learned his craft as a child.

“Two or three families would get together and kill seven or eight hogs and then process’em out. …you done everything right there at the house.”

For Childers, 'Purgatory' A Fine Place To Be

Aug 14, 2017

 

Few if any albums this year from a new artist have arrived with more impact than Purgatory by Tyler Childers. The debut, produced by Sturgill Simpson, shot to number one on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and reached #6 for albums overall in the week since its August 4 release.

 

The album is described as a song cycle that takes an unsentimental look at “the people, landmarks and legendary moments from Childers’ childhood home in Lawrence County, KY”

Headed to college? Beware of scammers!

Aug 11, 2017
tn.gov/consumer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee’s colleges and universities will be welcoming students back to school between now and the end of the month.

Fisk University is open Monday. Vandy, TSU, Lipscomb, and Belmont open the week of Aug. 21, while Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee open on Aug. 28

That means a lot of students and parents are frantically looking for last minute college scholarships, grants and loans. Claire Marsalis with the Tennessee’s Division of Consumer Affairs says that makes them vulnerable to scammers.

mtsu.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There are lots of organizations and venues in Middle Tennessee hosting watch parties for the August 21 solar eclipse, but only a handful have been designated by NASA as “official” watch sites.

 

To qualify, sites must have a security plan in place and a designated expert on hand to provide accurate eclipse information. At Middle Tennessee State University that person is Astronomy Department Chair Ron Henderson.

 

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splcenter.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there are 38 hate groups in Tennessee similar to those who sponsored the tragic events this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

They include chapters of the Ku Klux Klan in McMinnville, Murfreesboro, Gladeville, and Hendersonville.

 

There’s also a White Nationalist group in Franklin, an anti-Muslim group in Nashville, a neo-Nazi group near Johnson City, along with neo-Confederate and Black Separatist groups in West Tennessee.

 

fedex.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  One of Tennessee’s most influential business leaders is calling on the White House and Congress to move more quickly on promised pro-business reforms.

Fred Smith is the founder and CEO of Memphis based Fedex, one of Tennessee’s largest companies.

Smith yesterday co-authored an op-ed piece in the WallStreet Journal calling on Washington to simplify taxes, invest in infrastructure and expand international trade. Smith wrote the appeal in partnership with David Abney, CEO of United Parcel Service.

tbi

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal data shows the number of senior citizens in Tennessee who are hospitalized due to painkillers has more than tripled over the last decade.

The Tennessean reports the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality data showed that in 2005, 467 seniors out of every 100,000 spent time in the hospital due to opioids. In 2015, the rate had increased to 1,505.

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