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Renowned folk scholar Stephen Wade concluded his two-day campus visit with a 90-minute lecture and concert in the Business and Aerospace Building on Thursday evening. Wade’s presentation, “A Concert and Conversation with Stephen Wade,” incorporated storytelling, live music and projected visuals to provide an in-depth look into the making of his award-winning book, “The Beautiful Music All Around …

Grammy-nominated folk scholar Stephen Wade gave a rousing mini-concert in the James E. Walker Library Wednesday afternoon as part of his two-day visit to MTSU. In honor of his Tennessee visit, Wade began the show with an ode to Davy Crockett and followed with 30 minutes of toe-tapping bluegrass and folk music. The concert was not …

Classic rock icons Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers returned to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Tuesday night. The night began with opening act and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood. Winwood, known for his work in The Spencer Davis Group and the solo hit “Higher Love,” and his band delivered a well-rounded set complete with melodic …

The first annual Moonshine Music Festival was held  at Woodbury, Tennessee’s Short Mountain Distillery Saturday afternoon. The show featured performances from seven country singer-songwriters in an intimate outdoor setting. The afternoon began with sets from the Myers Brothers and Mark Crawford Williams, who hail from Texas and North Carolina, respectively. Third on the bill was …

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On this week’s edition of Sidelines FM, we wanted to play some of our favorite new electronic tracks. We played tracks from producers Calvin Harris, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus and more, as well as songs from Chromeo and Jungle, who are scheduled to perform in Nashville in the coming weeks. The show ended on a nostalgic note, with a string …

Almost seven years into their relationship, Nashville-based singer-songwriters Ben and Emily Roberts have gone through a series of milestones in the last year. Under the name Carolina Story, the married couple has released two well-received, Americana-inspired EPs, “Chapter One” and “Chapter Two,” played the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage four times in three months and made their Americana Music Festival …