Nashville News: November


Kathryn E. Darden
Nov 9, 2005

For six months in 2005, hundreds of submissions came in from Nashville songwriters for new Christmas material or something that, in the writer's mind, would define a character who might be hanging out in a Waffle House on Christmas Eve... Eighteen songs were chosen by playwright Kaine Riggan to use in the musical comedy "Scattered, Smothered and Covered," including songs by Randy Travis, Paul Overstreet , T. Graham Brown, and Jennifer Prince. The musical will be performed in Nashville in December.

11/7/5 The 11th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM’s) will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium, November 10th, 2005, at 7 PM CST. Scheduled performers include: Natalie Grant with Wynonna, Diamond Rio, Andy Griggs, Jamie O’Neal, Josh Turner, Linda Davis, Melanie Walker, GunnPoint Band, Jeff Bates, Clifton Jansky, Del Way, Twice Robin, Michael Manuel, All Star, Randy Gunn. In addition to the star-studded list of performers, some notable presenters will include: Porter Wagner, John Berry, Bryan White, Blue County, Marty Raybon, and Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society.

11/3/5 Passion Conferences is returning to Nashville, TN to host Passion 06, a four-day indoor gathering for college students from around the nation and world, January 2 – 5, 2006. With students registering many times faster than last year’s Passion 05, which brought together more than 11,000 college-age students representing every state, 1,100 campuses and eight foreign countries, thousands have already registered for Passion 06. David Crowder Band, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Shane & Shane, Nathan and Christy Nockels, Charlie Hall, Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore and others will all be leading at Passion 06.

11/1/5 Middle Tennessee choirs are invited to audition for a live performance
at the Grand Ole Opry House prior to the Radio City Christmas
Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. Auditions
will be held by appointment and can be scheduled by calling

The upcoming Inspirational Country Music Awards (ICM) will be held at the Ryman on Thursday, November 10, 2005.

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