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Gold, Litmus Tests, and Lame Ducks

Jul 15, 2024 at 01:55 pm by JC Bowman

In politics, the Golden Rule is not what we are accustomed to in our spiritual walk; instead, it is, “those with the gold make the rules.” Both political parties a.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Danielia Cotton

Jul 15, 2024 at 10:02 am by Bethany Bowman

Danielia Cotton has made a name for herself in the Americana/Roots Rock world. When I heard that voice, I knew exactly why. She has opened for Gregg Allman, Bon Jovi, Robert.... Read More
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Country Music Hall of Fame Celebrates New Luke Combs Exhibit

Jul 12, 2024 at 02:45 pm by Bethany Bowman

Tennessee  On July 10th, 2024, the Country Music Hall of Fame® (CMHOF) and Museum celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition Luke Combs: The Man I Am. The exhibi.... Read More

The Union Strikes Itself

Jul 10, 2024 at 12:47 pm by JC Bowman

Educators are often confronted with challenging situations, mainly due to the influence of national teacher unions, which weaken parental and taxpayer support. This year, the.... Read More

SLASH Brings S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival to North America

Jul 10, 2024 at 10:28 am by Bethany Bowman

Slash’s sixth solo project, a blues album entitled Orgy of the Damned, is out on Gibson Records. To celebrate, the iconic Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter has c.... Read More

Jay Allen Releases Debut Album, ‘Des Moines’

Jul 08, 2024 at 11:21 am by Bethany Bowman

Music Spotlight artist Jay Allen has released his debut album, Des Moines, named after his hometown. Inspired by a moment that happened 11 years ago, Allen takes listeners t.... Read More

Remembering the Rose Garden Marines

Jul 03, 2024 at 12:48 pm by Bethany Bowman

The country music legend, Lynn Anderson became the U.S. Marines's unofficial ambassador 50 years ago when they used her award-winning song, ‘I Beg Your Pardon (I Never.... Read More

Music Spotlight: The Great Divide

Jul 01, 2024 at 03:56 pm by Bethany Bowman

There is something called Red Dirt Country that evolved 25+ years ago in rural Oklahoma. Many red dirt acts started playing in local bars surrounding Oklahoma State Universi.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Britnee Kellogg

Jun 28, 2024 at 02:45 am by Bethany Bowman

Britnee Kellogg grew up listening to all the good stuff: Waylon, Willie, Dolly, and 90s country. But it was when she was just six years old that her life was profoundly impa.... Read More

The Urgent Need for Education Policy Discussions

Jun 27, 2024 at 09:56 am by JC Bowman

In Tennessee education, a lot is happening that people need to pay attention to. Only a few candidates are sparking meaningful discussions, and everyone seems fixated on wheth.... Read More

Music Spotlight: Tae Lewis

Jun 21, 2024 at 04:30 am by Bethany Bowman

Having lived in Nashville for more than twelve years, I have learned you never know who you will meet or see perform at a random writers’ round who may become the next.... Read More
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