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Story by John Cantor | Assistant Lifestyles Editor Photos by Reagan McKay and Ellie Fields | Contributing Photographers Cassie Joy and Iris and the band rocked out this past Monday, September 13 at the Keathley University Center Theater. This group of exuberant student musicians was a part of the organization Middle Tennessee Spare’s student concert …

Kacey Musgraves. Courtesy of NPR. Story by Peyton Tranas | Core Writer When your previous album wins Album of the Year at the Grammys, you have a lot of pressure on you to release an equally as good follow up album, and that is exactly what Kacey Musgraves did. On September 10, Musgraves released her …

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) …

Photo Courtesy of Rolling Stone Story by Elizabeth Juengling/Contributing Writer Taylor Swift is making waves online after calling Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun out for the second time this year. For those of you either A, don’t know what this means, or B, absolutely know what this means and want to hear every single detail, …

The ever-growing singer-songwriter scene in Murfreesboro is rife with songwriters and musicians, college students performing at venues around town, campus events aiming to showcase the local talent and artists simply looking to catch a break in Nashville. While many of these songwriters are often found crooning love ballads and gently strumming their acoustic guitars, Belle …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines For singer-songwriter Julien Baker, representation matters. But, like most subjects she can (and will) intelligently pontificate about, it’s not that simple. Baker, a former MTSU student who put her college career on hold in 2016 to pursue one in the music industry, recently traveled to the university to …