A COUNTRY (Christian?) CHRISTMAS

I’ve been near musical theatre all my life: South Pacific, Jacques Brell, and Bash’n the Code. I’ve done my share of OpryLand shows, which brings me to “A Country Christmas.” This Show has been running since the “good years” at the park. OK I’m playing drums in the pit orchestra and we’re having a blast! … Read more

THIRD DAY ROCKS AND WORSHIPS IN FRANKLIN

Atlanta band Third Day played two sold out shows Oct. 28 at First Baptist Church in Franklin. This was their first ticketed concert in the area in over 4 years. This was also the “third day” of the Third Day tour. The band is touring behind its number 1 album Offerings that features new worship … Read more

Caedmon’s Call: Long Line of Leavers

Caedmon’s Call: Long Line of Leavers Caedman’s Call PHIL WILSON– OK. I’m biased. I really like Caedmon’s Call. Really, really like 40 Acres. So, I bought Long Line of Leavers, hoping it would match 40 Acres. Ladies and gentleman, Long Line of Leavers is better than 40 Acres. Now, I know Dad didn’t like it, … Read more

CHRIS RICE SMELL THE COLOR 9 —–simple yet profound

CHRIS RICE SMELL THE COLOR 9 —–simple yet profound Chris Rice (center) with Rocketown executives Don Donahue, Michael W. Smith, Derek Jones, Monroe Jonesand Angie Magill Chris Rice travels Past the Edges with his new record Smell the Color 9 which releases Oct.31. The CD offers 10 new tracks that are a product of his … Read more

The Rock and the Rabbi

The Rock and the Rabbi A Fresh accounting of the Gospel Message. Always a good idea! With a savvy earthy music sensibility. The Rock and the Rabbi came to Christ Church on Old Hickory Blvd. The show had already played a multi-week engagement at the Rhyman this year; somehow I missed it. Evidently they’ve been … Read more

THE GOSPEL COMES OUT!

Bonnie Bramlett Two Nashville residents who are well-known R&B artists performed on the big stage at Fest de Ville Saturday night. Bonnie Bramlett and Jimmy Hall always manage to dip into gospel when delivering their brand of soulful rhythm and blues. Bonnie, of Delaney and Bonnie fame, has sung with everyone from Eric Clapton to … Read more

Quarter Moon Music Group Performs at the Bluebird

Five members of the Quarter Moon Music Group, a working group of seven local songwriters, performed “in the round” at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Green Hills on September 21st. It was an evening of music, variety and a few tall tales when Andy Paxton, Mark Sorrells, Ronda Businda, Crockett Frizzell, Mark McCord and Don … Read more

Something for Everyone at Fest de Ville

Colorful booths, versatile music, tantalizing smells, good eats, and a strangely familiar setting brought a strong sensation of deja vu to Nashville. If you have lived in Nashville for more than a few years, you will remember Summer Lights, that weekend in June when Deaderick Street from Legislative Plaza to the Courthouse filled with performers, … Read more

Tennessee State Fair and Boomsday

State Fair Tennessee celebrated a timeless tradition as the 91st annual Tennessee State Fair took place at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Continuing one of the newer traditions at the Fair, Thursday night, September 14 brought the Christian Music Night to the Fairgrounds as LaRue, Big Tent Revival and Rebecca St. James packed the raceway stands … Read more

Roaring Lambs – various artists

You’ve gotta love Steve Taylor. Irrevent, hysterical, witty, theological, brave. He’s seems to be more clear headed about many part of the Christian walk than some preachers I’ve heard. He also recognizes that the most important part of Christianity is not what happens inside the doors of the church but outside them, and to that … Read more

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