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Celebrating the Music of Motown Songwriting Legend: Barrett Strong

In awards, BMI, Favorite Song, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Music History, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on August 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Sunday night, August 28 at the BB Kings Blues Club, hit songwriter Barrett Strong was honored by BMI, Nashville Blues Society, The Galaxie Agency, TSU, 97.1 WRQQ, and World Music Nashville, along with hundreds of fans!

Barrett Strong is a Motown songwriting legend with BMI certified hits like:

NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FIVE

In awards, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Music History, nashville, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on August 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FIVE:
JOHN BETTIS, GARTH BROOKS, ALAN JACKSON, THOM SCHUYLER, & ALLEN SHAMBLIN TAKE THEIR HONORS ON OCTOBER 16

NASHVILLE, TN August 22, 2011 (As written and released by the NaSHOF) — The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation (NaSHOF) today announced this year’s inductees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame: from the Songwriter category, hit writers John Bettis, Thom Schuyler and Allen Shamblin; from the Songwriter/Artist category, Country superstars Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson.

The five new inductees will be welcomed into the elite songwriting community by their peers at the 41st Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, presented by AT&T, on Sunday, October 16th at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 CMT Music Awards Highlights

In awards, CMT Music Awards, Crowds, Industry News, Life Around Me, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, See this, Singing, Songwriting, Trends, You HAVE to on June 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

Collaborative Video of the Year WINNERS Justin Beiber & Rascall Flatts

Last night, Bridgestone Arena was alive with energized country music fans and the artists they love and admire.  The 2011 CMT Music Awards kicked off the busy week here in Music City with belt buckle awards landing in the laps of deserving Country artists. Read the rest of this entry »

The Nashville Choir Honors the Rich Musical History of Bill & Gloria Gaither

In Ability, Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on May 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Sunday, May 1, The Nashville Choir honored the rich musical history of Bill and Gloria Gaither.  Who better to celebrate at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center than the ASCAP named Christian Songwriters of the Century – Bill and Gloria!

The event was filled with music arranged specifically for the night played flawlessly by the orchestra.  This sold-out performance honored Bill and Gloria while simultaneously contributing to The Gospel Music Trust Fund and the non-profit activities of TNC. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 7 Songs for Thanksgiving

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, People that Rock, Songwriting, United States, You HAVE to on November 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

As you take this day to rest and reflect, may you truly realize your blessings and know you are loved.  Enjoy the food and the football, but don’t miss the chance to tell someone you love what they mean to you and how grateful you are for them! If you are looking for music to listen to, enjoy the following songs. Did we miss any – leave your thoughts and comments below… Read the rest of this entry »

44th Annual Country Music Award Highlights

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on November 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

2010 CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

The 44th Annual Country Music Awards went off without a hitch.  The buzz around town is that the performances were some of the best ever.  The winners delivered the expected heart-felt acceptance speeches and then it was off to the after parties… Read the rest of this entry »

Think You Can Sing It Better?

In Ability, Favorite Song, Hear this, Music, Music History, nashville, People that Rock, Singing, You HAVE to on March 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

“The Star Spangled Banner”, the national anthem of the United States of America, was officially installed as the country’s patriotic melody by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.  Previous to 1931 however, it was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889 and the President in 1916.  Although it has obvious patriotic roots, who knew that the country’s national anthem would also be an official lover of sports. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Pop Love Songs of ALL TIME… (Part 3)

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

Ok guys… we all have favorite songs that come to mind when we think of our first date, first kiss, first dance, etc… is your song on this list? Do you agree with this TOP 10 or does this list seem out of date? Leave your comments below – let’s get a musical discussion going!!

8. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton, Slowhand (1977)

Written by: Eric Clapton

“Wonderful Tonight” was included on Clapton’s 1977 album Slowhand and released as a single the following year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Pop Love Songs of ALL TIME… (Part 2)

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

Ok guys… we all have favorite songs that come to mind when we think of our first date, first kiss, first dance, etc… is your song on this list? Do you agree with this TOP 10 I found or does this list seem out of date? Leave your comments below – let’s get a musical discussion going!!

4. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack, First Take (1972)

Written by: Ewan MacColl

“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” is a 1957 folk song written by political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. The song entered the pop mainstream and was popularized by Roberta Flack. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Pop Love Songs of ALL TIME… (Part 1)

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 11, 2010 at 6:00 am

Ok guys… we all have favorite songs that come to mind when we think of our first date, first kiss, first dance, etc… is your song on this list?  Do you agree with this TOP 10 I found or does this list seem out of date?  Leave your comments below – let’s get a musical discussion going!!

1. “Something” – The Beatles, Abbey Road (1969)

Written by: George Harrison

During the 1968 recording sessions for The Beatles (also referred to as the White Album), Harrison began working on a song that eventually became known as Read the rest of this entry »

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