Nashville News

Nashville News: October 2009

Featuring: Halloween, “Little House on the Prairie – the Musical,” Melissa Gilbert, Gospel Music Association, Rocketown, Casting Crowns, Matt Redman, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Kirk Franklin, Point of Grace, Fisk Jubilee Singers, The Booth Brothers Do you need some last-minute ideas on what to do for Halloween this year? Here are some suggestions for activities on the town or at home for Halloween in Nashville: What to do on Halloween in Nashville: Monster Mash, Rocketown, movies,…

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Nashville News: November

Web //–> Earlier this summer EMI Christian Music Group in Nashville commemorated the multi-platinum selling “Lead Me On,” one of the most popular, treasured albums in Amy Grant’s spectacular 30 year history, with a 20th Anniversary two disc set. In support of these songs and season of life for so many who loved this project, Grant is launched the “Lead Me On” 20th Anniversary Celebration Tour.” The tour comes closest to Nashville on Nov 18 in Greeneville, TN. Grant…

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Nashville News: September

Web //–> A’postrophe Records artist Jaci Velasquez announced today that she will be releasing a 3 track Christmas/New Year’s EP titled Open House on October 30th. Speaking of Jaci… several well-known artists are featured on a brand new recording titled Loved By You on Max Lucado 3:16 — Songs of Hope CD that was released nationwide yesterday. This is a companion CD to the compelling new book from New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado. The album features award-winning…

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Nashville News: May

Web //–> Journeys Backyard Barbeque Tour wraps up its national tour with a stop in greater Nashville on Saturday, June 16 in the JCPenney parking lot outside Cool Springs Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin,TN). This free interactive event will hit five select cities, featuring live music performances, and appearances by top national athletes. Pro athletes from the Adio skate team, including Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, and film and MTV star Bam Margera, will fly through the air in…

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Nashville News: April

Web //–> The Dove Awards were announced last night at the Grand Ole Opry House. Find the complate list of winners at: 2007 DOVE AWARD WINNERS 4/22/7 Nashville’s own Michael W. Smith joined Wynonna and other dignitaries who were honored with stars on Nashville’s Walk of Fame this afternoon. 4/12/7 Veteran recording artist/performer/worship leader Michael W. Smith joins an elite group of music industry figures later this month as he is inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame…

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Nashville News: February

Web //–> After a hard-fought, three-year battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell, acclaimed author/speaker Janice Chaffee died Friday morning, Feb. 16, in her middle Tennessee home. Her husband of 26 years, Jim Chaffee, was by her side. In addition to Jim, Janice is survived by her mother, Bobbie Cantrell, sons Elliott, 23, and Taylor, 21, and a host of extended family and friends. A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21, at St. Bartholomew’s…

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Nashville News: January 2007

A concert benefiting the legal defense of Eric Volz, the 27-year old American being unjustly held in a Nicaraguan prison on murder charges, will take place on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30pm at Belmont University’s Massey Auditorium. The benefit features some of music’s most eclectic artists and songwriters, including Chely Wright, Phil Keaggy, Ashley Cleveland, Butterfly Boucher, Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Jeremy Lister with Katie Herzig, Kate York, Charlie Peacock, Sam Ashworth, Phil Madeira, Lalo Davila (and his…

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Nashville News: June

Gotee recording artist Liquid performed for over 100 inmates at Nashville’s CCA Metro Prison this past Friday, June 16th. As part of the Men of Valor program, Liquid performed a seven-song set and shared his personal testimony of growing up in North Philadelphia, an area known predominantly for an abundance of drugs, violence and poverty; an area simply called The Badlands. He also spent time with the inmates in a Q&A session after the performance. 6/11/6 Dove Award winner and…

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West Nashville Artists Shine at Gospel Music Week

The following article was written for The Westview, the local newspaper for West Nashville. April’s Gospel Music Week and Dove Awards ceremony showed how much the Christian music industry has changed almost overnight. There were fewer old familiar faces, and many new trendy young male bands in evidence as I walked the halls of the Renaissance Hotel and Nashville Convention Center. One of the familiar faces at GMA Week this year was veteran songstress Margaret Becker from West Nashville. Margaret…

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Nashville News: January

Nominations will be announced for the 37th Annual GMA Music Awards by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) tomorrow. The GMA Music Awards show will be presented on April 5, 2006 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and will be hosted by Franklin and St. James. The awards show will then be televised in national syndication April 15 to May 1, 2006. 1/26/6 Live at Long Hollow, the debut DVD from Christian music’s premier Big Band, Denver & The…

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