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Photo courtesy of Mike Bresnen Born and bred in Perth, Australia, Bex Chilcott came to Nashville during her first trip to the United States and fell in love. Chilcott, who goes by the stage name Ruby Boots, continued to return for frequent visits until officially moving to Nashville in 2012 to pursue a career as …

Photo by Sarfarez Syed Story by Bonnie Hyer / Contributing Writer While most fresh-faced students living on a college campus find themselves struggling to hop from class-to-class and counting down the minutes until the weekend, MTSU students Grant Lepping, Andrew Proffitt, Chad Shealy and Ethan Smith have been hard at work crafting an EP to …

Photo courtesty of GQ Story by Maro Isong / Contributing Writer Music and artistry have always been key elements in black culture. From African rhythms to jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, hip-hop, R&B and the music of today, a constant projection of the black spectrum can be found laced across the history of music. …

Photo by Karsten Holberg Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer Like most artists who come to MTSU for its Recording Industry Management Program, Chloe Kimes saw her education as a vein of study she could align her passion with. After graduating high school, she packed up her things and said “I’ll Be Going” to …

Photo by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines There are tonnes of independent hip hop artists on the scene so it can sometimes be hard to make yourself stand out. A lot of people use Rap Beats they’ve found on Beats Library in their songs to make it sound like a professional beat – to give …

Story by Hannah Adams / Contributing Writer In 1969, the radio station WMOT came into being within the confines of Middle Tennessee State University. What started out as student radio, however, quickly turned toward more professional horizons. Although this was great news for cities such as Nashville, it did leave a hole for the students …