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Nashville R&B artist Bren Joy performs at MTSU on April 28th, 2021 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (John Lane / MTSU Sidelines) Photos and story by John Lane On Wednesday, April 28th, Nashville R&B artist Bren Joy performed at Middle Tennessee State University’s annual Spring Concert, alongside emcee and comedian Dusty Slay and Atlanta R&B artist Jevonté. …

Photos by Kaleah Wooten | Contributing Writer This past Thursday, beautiful melodies breezed through Middle Tennessee State University’s campus when MTSU’s School of Music’s Harp Studio played a pop-up concert in the Quad.  Right outside the library, listeners got to witness classical standards, musical theatre favorites and R&B hits staged on the harp, one of …

Story by John Cantor / Core Writer The continuing student artist series “Music Mondays” swung into the new week this past Monday with the sweet songs of Match Records artist Chase Cimala. Cimala, currently a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University, is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from the small town of Somerset, Kentucky. Chase Cimala (left) …

Story by Peyton Tranas / Core Writer Photos by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and Los Angeles Times On Sunday night, the Grammy Awards proved that it is possible to execute an in-person award show during the coronavirus pandemic.  Many other award shows have taken the Zoom approach (and failed), but the 63rd Grammys was nearly entirely …

Story by Peyton Tranas / Core Writer For some people, Sunday is their Super Bowl. Mar. 14 is the 63rd Grammy Awards.  Huge stars are slated to perform, such as Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, and many more. However, there are a few noticeable differences this year, besides the …

Story by Peyton Tranas / Contributing Writer Photos by New York Times, The Fire Wire. At the 2020 Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish made history by being the youngest, the first female artist and the second person ever to win all “Big Four” categories in the same year. The only other person who has achieved this …