Nashville News: November


Kathryn E. Darden
Nov 23, 2006



Guitarist and songwriter, Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner Phil Keaggy is offering his Nashville fans a chance to hear him perform live with a free concert on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the Notable Café (8321 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville, TN 37221). The event will run from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and will feature selections from Keaggy¹s latest project, Roundabout, and his upcoming new vocal album, Dream Again. For more information about this concert event, please call 615-646-9116.

11/14/6 The 2006 GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will honor: Black Gospel category – Mr. Richard Smallwood; Southern Gospel/Country category - The Hinsons; Contemporary/Inspirational category – Mr. Doug Oldham; Non-performing category – Mr. John T. Benson. The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame event will be hosted by former News Channel 5/Talk of the Town’s Harry Chapman. Performing and Presenting to pay tribute to the Hall of Fame inductees will be black gospel superstars, Southern Gospel legends and several other Christian music luminaries, including: Kelly Price, Walter Hawkins, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Maurette Brown Clark, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Buddy Mullins, Mark Lowry, Joe Moscheo of The Imperials, Ben Speer of The Speer Family, Dottie Rambo of The Rambo’s, Mike Bowling Group.

11/7/6 Congratulations to Nashvillians in several precincts who were still waiting in line to vote after midnight tonight... after most races were already called. I am proud of the good turnout and the folks who waited in line to support our right and responsibility to vote.

11/6/6 Just apotted Amy Grant at the CMA Awards Show looking lovely in a black strappy gown singing bgv for her husband Vince Gill. More Amy and Vince below.

Singer/songwriter JJ Heller and her husband Dave will be sharing music and stories with Monica M. Schmelter, host of the popular daily television program "Bridges." During the "Bridges" episode, the husband and wife team will speak about JJ¹s upcoming new album Only Love Remains and perform "Love Me" and the title song from the project. The show will air at 9:30 a.m. CST on November 10, 2006 in the Nashville, Tenn. market.

11/1/6 Lipscomb University’s second annual Lighting of the Green ceremony will once again feature a special performance by Amy Grant along with Lipscomb’s choruses. The event will also include refreshments, Lelan Statom, WTVF meteorologist, as the master of ceremonies and Seth Cantrell, Lipscomb student and a Marine who fought in Iraq, lighting the Christmas tree. The community is invited and asked to bring canned goods to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank, Nov. 28 on the Lawn of the Burton Building, Belmont Boulevard side of the Lipscomb campus, 3901 Granny White Pike. More Amy below!

Organizers of the 12th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show (ICM’s) announce that Country Legend and Blue Hat Recording Artist, Charlie Daniels, will open the 2006 awards show. Charlie will perform Preachin', Prayin', Singin' on the live award show being held at the historic Acuff Theatre, November 9th, 2006, at 7 PM CST.

The original Nashville Star Search - Trowbridge Symposium enters its new season at Gaylord Entertainment Center. Scheduled for July 20 - 23 2007, the event is Nashville's oldest career workshop and artist showcase event for all styles of music. Songwriters, singers, and bands compete for prizes and are judged by industry representatives from record labels, publishing companies, and talent agencies. Prizes include recording sessions on Music Row, a publishing contract, and a music video with TV exposure. Visit for details.

Lipscomb University will host a book reading and signing of Beside Still Waters for Dickson County author, Dr. Sue Berry, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Upper Level Mezzanine of the Beaman Library on Lipscomb’s campus, 3901 Granny White Pike. The event is free and open to the public.

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced that the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards ( will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 (8:00-10:00 p.m. CST) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., hosted by Dove-winning artists Natalie Grant, Brian Littrell and Donnie McClurkin and broadcast in national syndication during the month of May.

Superstars Amy Grant and Vince Gill were recently chosen as the first celebrity couple to participate in Ladies Home Journal’s (LHJ) “At Home” feature. The feature appears in the November issue of LHJ. The eight page layout features gorgeous photos of the couple inside their Nashville home as well as their beautifully landscaped backyard. Both Gill and Grant spent time talking with Ladies Home Journal about their marriage, children and careers, profiled in a lengthy feature within the photo spread. Last week Grant released her first live project in 25 years, the retrospective CD and also DVD, “Time Again Amy Grant Live.”

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