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Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass set for 2016

Entertainment, Local News January 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Marr Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is a family oriented event celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque and world class bluegrass music. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass takes place during Smoky Mountain Springfest in historic downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of theRead More

Crystal Gayle honored with some Wabash recognitions

Crystal Gayle honored with some Wabash recognitions

Entertainment December 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Throughout my career in music, one of my favorite singers is Crystal Gayle. Crystal’s legacy continues to have a lasting impact in her childhood hometown with the unveiling of a theater named in her honor and an exhibit profiling her iconic career. The Wabash County Historical MuseumRead More

Now there was a song: Gene Watson

Now there was a song: Gene Watson

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1980: three Federal agencies agreed to pay $2.1 billion for bankrupt Penn Central Railroad; 80 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas; in Italy 3,000 people were killed in Europe’s biggest earthquake since 1915; and a singer fromRead More

Now there was a song

Now there was a song

Entertainment, Now there was a song November 11, 2015 at 2:17 am 0 comments

By Doug Davis A lot of hit songs came from love affairs or ex-love affairs and according to Maxine Brown – The Browns’ 1955 hit record “Here Today And Gone Tomorrow” was one of those tunes. In fact – Maxine said the song came from a love affair that justRead More

Music Hall of Fame Awards honors new inductees

Music Hall of Fame Awards honors new inductees

Entertainment, State News November 11, 2015 at 2:11 am 0 comments

By Cindy Dupree The Memphis Music Hall of Fame honors many of the greatest musicians of all time, those who created the city’s musical legacy. At this year’s awards ceremony at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, inductees for 2015 included Sam Moore, Justin Timberlake, Scotty Moore, CharlieRead More

Southern style: Karen Peck wins Dove Award, Oaks launch Christmas show

Southern style: Karen Peck wins Dove Award, Oaks launch Christmas show

Entertainment, Southern Style October 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Karen Peck and New River won the Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their newest CD titled Pray Now. The Award was presented at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on October 13th. Wayne Haun produced the project. “We are deeply honoredRead More

Southern style: Pat Boone and Ray Stevens have a brand some brand new adventures ahead

Southern style: Pat Boone and Ray Stevens have a brand some brand new adventures ahead

Entertainment, Southern Style October 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Pat Boone is expanding his horizons by recording his first ever R&B album. And not one to do things in a small way, he was thrilled to work with some of the genre’s biggest superstars of all time! He has powerful duets with James Brown, Smokey Robinson,Read More

Nicki Minaj to star in new ABC Family series

Nicki Minaj to star in new ABC Family series

Checking the Gate, Entertainment October 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin Rap superstar Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in Minaj’s hometown thisRead More

Now there was a song

Now there was a song

Entertainment, Now there was a song October 13, 2015 at 11:58 am 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1974: The Watergate cover-up trial began; President Ford called on Americans to cut their driving by 5 percent and to use cold water for wash to combat the energy crisis; former President Richard Nixon was in critical condition after massive internal bleeding following anRead More

Kenny Rogers raises $60,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Kenny Rogers raises $60,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Entertainment, Local News October 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

By Kirt Webster Dolly Parton’s long time friend and duet partner Kenny Rogers returned to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood to help raise money and awareness for her Imagination Library, a book gifting program for kids from birth to age five. Just days after announcing his retirement on the Today show,Read More