Imprisoned Nearly 15 Years, but Now Cleared of a Murder He Didn’t Commit

A Nashville judge vacated the conviction of Joseph Webster after a collaborative investigation produced new witnesses and evidence.

#district-attorneys, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nashville-tenn, #project-return

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CMA Awards Sum Up Country Music’s Upside-Down Year

In a show featuring a distanced but unmasked audience, Nashville’s big stars celebrated the power of live music.

#allen-jimmie, #bieber-justin, #church-eric-1977, #combs-luke, #country-music, #country-music-assn, #country-music-assn-awards, #dan-shay-music-group, #daniels-charlie-1936-2020, #davis-mac, #diffie-joe-1958-2020, #mcentire-reba, #morris-maren-1990, #nashville-tenn, #puth-charlie-1991, #rogers-kenny-musician, #rucker-darius, #stapleton-chris-1978, #wallen-morgan

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How Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Held Onto Optimism

The uncertainties of 2020 led the folk duo to discover a new emotional urgency in songs about the slow, challenging, beautiful heat of living.

#cash-johnny, #country-music, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #harris-emmylou, #nashville-tenn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rawlings-david, #welch-gillian

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Fewer Early Ballots Being Rejected Than Expected

Many election experts feared a tide of rejected mail ballots. So far, the rate of rejections appears to be lower than in years past.

#absentee-voting, #atlanta-ga, #florida, #kentucky, #nashville-tenn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Calmer Debate, Biden and Trump Offer Sharply Divergent Visions for Nation

In a more restrained appearance, President Trump told Joseph R. Biden Jr., “You didn’t get it done” in Washington. Mr. Biden accused the president of heartlessness for separating migrant families and inflaming racial tensions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #nashville-tenn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #welker-kristen-1976

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I Cast My Vote for Mother Nature

Our only planet cannot survive four more years of the Trump administration’s environmental policy.

#birds, #global-warming, #nashville-tenn, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

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Instagram Is Coming for Your Sock Drawer

The Home Edit won over Khloé Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow with a particular style of home organization. Now a new Netflix show will showcase its high aspirations and “low bar” ethos.

#closets, #get-organized-with-the-home-edit-tv-program, #nashville-tenn, #orderliness-and-clutter, #shearer-clea-author, #social-media, #teplin-joanna-author, #the-home-edit-a-guide-to-organizing-and-realizing-your-house-goals-book

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Justin Townes Earle, Singer-Songwriter in Father’s Footsteps, Dies at 38

He released eight alt-country albums as a solo artist, seeking to emerge from the long shadow of the outlaw country star Steve Earle.

#country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #earle-justin-townes, #earle-steve, #nashville-tenn, #van-zandt-townes

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Chaat Is More Than the Sum of Its Many Flavors

Hard to define but easy to crave, these Indian snacks have become a fascination for the Nashville chef Maneet Chauhan.

#chaat-recipes-from-the-kitchens-markets-and-railways-of-india-book, #chauhan-maneet, #chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #india, #indian-food-cuisine, #nashville-tenn, #snack-foods

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I Have a Cure for the Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot, Donald Trump is still president, the pandemic is still raging, and did I mention that it’s hot?

#butterflies-and-moths, #dogs, #insects, #nashville-tenn, #summer-season

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Amid the Storm, Dave Dombrowski Plots an M.L.B. Future in Nashville

Dombrowski brought World Series titles to the Marlins and the Red Sox, and now he’s leading an effort to bring a major league club to a new market.

#baseball, #dombrowski-dave, #major-league-baseball, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-predators, #stadiums-and-arenas

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Coronavirus Spread in Tennessee, Despite State Paying for Covid-19 Testing

Tennessee’s governor said anyone in his state could be tested for the coronavirus, and the state would pay. That did not stop the virus from roaring back.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #jahangir-alex, #lee-william-byron-1959, #nashville-tenn, #politics-and-government, #states-us, #tennessee, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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How to Keep Music (and One Another) Alive

If we want to experience concerts again, we need to support the artists we love until the pandemic passes. Here’s how.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #music, #nashville-tenn

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Tennessee Newspaper Apologizes for ‘Utterly Indefensible’ Anti-Muslim Ad

The full-page ad, which appeared in Sunday’s editions of The Tennessean and claimed “Islam” would detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, “should have never been published,” the editor said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #discrimination, #gannett-company-inc, #muslims-and-islam, #nashville-tenn, #newspapers, #religious-cults, #the-tennessean

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All I Have to Offer You Is Me

Larry Callies comes from a long line of black cowboys living and working on the frontier.

#black-people, #callies-larry, #country-music, #cowboys-and-cowgirls, #houston-tex, #mca-records, #nashville-tenn

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In Nashville, a Protest Organized by 6 Teenagers Brings Hope

In less than a week, six Nashville teenagers created a march that drew 10,000 peaceful protesters and gave hope to a whole city.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #nashville-tenn, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Nashville N.A.A.C.P. Leader Finds Bull’s-Eye in His Yard

A suspect has been charged in the case, and the police have set up a mediation between the Rev. Keith Caldwell and a police officer who he said was dismissive of the matter.

#caldwell-keith-1967, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #nashville-tenn, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #tennessee

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Nashville’s Plight: Coronavirus, Tornadoes, Power Outages…

This year has brought tornadoes, plague and weather patterns we’ve never heard of. On the bright side, no murder hornets yet.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nashville-tenn, #quarantines, #weather

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Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From Flood Zones

The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 

#army-corps-of-engineers, #eminent-domain, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #nashville-tenn

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What It Means to Be #NashvilleStrong

The tornadoes that tore through Middle Tennessee felt like the apocalypse. But people here had other plans.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #nashville-tenn, #swift-taylor, #tornadoes, #weather

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Tornadoes Kill 25 in Tennessee, Shredding Buildings in Nashville Area

A powerful storm system cut a path through the middle of Tennessee early Tuesday morning, toppling electrical lines and littering streets with debris.

#deaths-fatalities, #nashville-tenn, #national-weather-service, #primaries-and-caucuses, #putnam-county-ny, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #weather

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