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How Nashville Became the Bombnew

How did Nashville get to be the 'It' city?
Nashville Scene  |  Jim Ridley, Steve Haruch, Christine Kreyling, J.R. Lind, Elizabeth Jones, Ashley Spurgeon, Jack Silverman, D. Patrick Rodgers, Laura Hutson, Dana Kopp Franklin and Hannah Hyde  |  02-08-2013  |  Culture

Kiss Die Cutnew

The next wave of Nashville printmakers rocks Music City
Nashville Scene  |  Laura Hutson  |  04-05-2012  |  Features

Steff Mahan's Musical Path Produces a Soulful Serenadenew

Without resorting to artifice or clichés, the Nashville singer-songwriter has a gift for writing songs that sneak up on you and, before you know it, get you all teary-eyed.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  04-15-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Nashville's Working Musicians Share their Sordid Storiesnew

After talking to more than 20 of Nashville's resident music pros — from club owners to sidemen —the Scene takes a glimpse into this exclusive world of mishaps, transgressions and calamities.
Nashville Scene  |  Adam Gold  |  04-02-2010  |  Music

Jeff Yarbro and Sen. Douglas Henry: The Opponentsnew

Ask challenger Jeff Yarbro if he plans to go on the attack in his bid to dethrone state Sen. Douglas Henry in August's Democratic primary, and he shrugs it off. "I don't see this as a race against Sen. Henry, but one for the state Senate," Yarbro says.
Nashville Scene  |  Joey Garrison  |  03-05-2010  |  Politics

Getting to Know Ke$ha, Pop Sensationnew

It was the day after Christmas, and we were dancing at 12th & Porter while Ke$ha danced barely three feet away. She already had the No. 2 song in the country, but she wouldn't be a global it-girl for at least another week. In retrospect, we should have cut in.
Nashville Scene  |  Sean L. Maloney  |  03-05-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson's Search For Radio Redemptionnew

Just over a year ago, Gretchen Wilson looked into the abyss. Her third album, One of the Boys, had tanked. The label team that had guided her 2004 debut CD Here for the Party to quintuple platinum sales had largely been swept away in the wake of a corporate merger.
Nashville Scene  |  Rob Simbeck  |  02-26-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Music Fans: Check Out These 10 Artists to Watch in 2010new

Not only do we already have some great touring acts slated to darken our club doors in the early months of the year — Aretha Franklin, Tegan and Sara, Screaming Females, Beach House and Quasi among them — we've also got a slew of new local albums to look forward to as well.
Nashville Scene  |  Nashville Scene Staff  |  02-05-2010  |  Music

Three Hot Nashville Acts Present a New Breed of Female Songwriternew

Those Darlins, Caitlin Rose and Tristen are songwriters who draw on decades-old traditional folk, country and pop to tell provocative tales from an unabashedly female perspective.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  08-21-2009  |  Music

Is Phil Lee the Best Songwriter in Nashville? If Not, You Tell Himnew

Long before he ever threw his first knife, Phil Lee was no stranger to sharp points and edges. He writes songs full of them: character studies that sidle up to folks we'd normally shy away from, pretty ballads that turn staggeringly bleak, ambiguous odes to rough living too laugh-out-loud funny to be considered cautionary tales.
Nashville Scene  |  Jim Ridley  |  07-31-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Hey, Young Nashville Band—Want a Major-Label Deal? Read This Firstnew

If the Nashville curse used to be that no local rock band could snag a record deal, then perhaps now the curse is that they can. It's staying afloat afterward that has proved most elusive.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  06-05-2009  |  Music

A Food Critic Gets a Taste of Urban Agriculturenew

This year, for several reasons—including a feeling of helplessness during last fall's gas crisis—I traded the trowel for shovel and pitchfork and set about transforming my less-than-a-quarter-acre property into a farmlet. The goal: Grow as much food as possible on my urban property.
Nashville Scene  |  Carrington Fox  |  05-22-2009  |  Food+Drink

A Power Shift Within Nashville's Musicians Union Signals Changing Timesnew

To onlookers, Local 257 became a battleground far larger than Nashville's city limits, in a sort of proxy grudge match for control. At stake was leadership of the fourth largest local in the world's largest trade organization for professional musicians.
Nashville Scene  |  Brantley Hargrove  |  03-20-2009  |  Music

A Month of Terror with Nashville's Most Brazen Stick-Up Crewnew

Pam Carpenter can't sleep at night with three suspects still at large.
Nashville Scene  |  Caleb Hannan  |  02-20-2009  |  Crime & Justice

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