Bass sideman Alison Prestwood practiced hard to perfect her craft, and followed her musical ambitions to Nashville in the early 90s. But when Music Row’s fortunes flagged, she learned a new instrument: the law.
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A one-two punch of sagging music industry and recession left photographer Heidi Ross with a great portfolio, but not such a great income. So she started making cake. On sticks.
When the housing bubble burst, building contractor Alec Winter discovered a fallback: an older, simpler way of living that helped him get through his leanest year yet.
Real-estate agent Rob Wagner had to downsize his lifestyle and take on a second job after the bottom dropped out of the real estate market. But he’s happy wth the change and feels fortunate to have a second source of income.
At 64, artist Cece DuBois took a job at a grocery store to make ends meet. But she still finds creative work to do– namely, infecting others with her joie de vivre. You can share your story of transition at
When Ann Jetton lost her job, she was in shock. Now she hopes to find new work serving others.
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In a changing music economy, some Nashville artists are learning to diversify.
Transitioned. Laid off. Terminated. No matter what you call it, losing a job is painful and terrifying.