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Country Music Hall of Fame to open exhibit on Bakersfield Sound    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville will tell the story of those who popularized a new kind of country music in mid-20th century America in The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard And California Country, a more than 5,000-square-foot exhibition opening March 23 and closing Dec. 31, 2013. More

Nashville turns to musical notes and symbols, dropping guitar as city icon in tourism promos
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The guitar, an iconic symbol of Nashville's music scene, is beginning to play second fiddle as a visual icon for the city. Musical notes and symbols are emerging in Nashville's logo as city promoters seek to illustrate the variety of sounds here. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Grand Ole Opry and the local musicians union are in tune with the trend. More

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Vince Gill, Keb Mo help launch 'Music Voyager' travel series
The Boot    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Special, awe-inspiring moments frequently happen in Nashville because of the diversity of the creative people who grace the city's streets. Recently, one such experience occurred on the stage of the Franklin Theatre just south of Music City, as Vince Gill, Keb Mo and songwriter Guy Clark performed. The occasion was the premiere of "Music Voyager: Tennessee," an international music and travel series, which takes viewers to various destinations around the world. More

Nashville gets new 'sipping whiskey' distillery
Nashville Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Move over Baileys Irish Cream. A Nashville group is preparing to launch Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream liqueur, made right here in Music City. Speakeasy Spirits, the company behind the drink, is "trying to create a new category" at the liquor store, said CEO Jeff Pennington, who has been working on the product since 2009. More

Bowl game nets $22.2 million impact on Nashville
The Tennessean    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The 14th annual Music City Bowl college football game generated a $22.2 million economic impact, bowl officials said. The Dec. 30 game drew 55,208 fans to LP Field and a television audience of 4.2 million, organizers said. Almost 37,000 fans came to Nashville for the game sponsored by Franklin American Mortgage, generating 25,805 hotel room nights. More

The Band Perry bring headlining tour to Nashville
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Nashville's Ryman Auditorium may be among the oldest venues for country music, but the theme there on Feb. 20 was nothing but new. The Band Perry broke in the Mother Church of Country Music's recently replaced stage with a slew of their latest tunes during the sold-out Music City stop of their Purveyors of Performance tour. Local officials say this will do more than find a star, it will also promote tourism and fund music education in schools. More

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Nashville ripe for healthy revolution
The Tennessean    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., writes: "The Nashville I was born in a half-century or so ago wasn't ready for a health care revolution, but it may be today. I met with members of the Nashville Health Care Council, an impressive group of industry leaders who recognize Nashville's potential for transforming health care. Nashville is home to more than 250 health care companies, making it as good a place as any, probably better than most, to lead the revolution. More

STR: US performance for January    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. hotel industry in January reported increases in all three key performance metrics, according to data from STR. Overall, the U.S. hotel industry's occupancy rose 4.1 percent to 49.4 percent, its average daily rate was up 3.9 percent to $100.74, and its revenue per available room increased 8.1 percent to $49.78. Among the top 25 markets, Chicago rose 15.4 percent in occupancy to 47.4 percent, posting the largest increase in that metric, followed by Nashville, which reported +11.2 percent to 51.2 percent. More
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