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Country legend Garth Brooks has done something no artist has done before: He's had seven albums become diamond certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. That means that each of those seven albums has sold over 10 million copies.

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This week in Nashville the Americana Music Association is holding its annual festival and conference.

Americana is a wide ranging roots music genre. But sometimes it gets narrowly defined by those who buy into an emerging stereotype - the hipster musician wearing suspenders, clutching a banjo.

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At the Greene County Fair in northeast Tennessee, three girls were injured after an apparent mechanical failure caused them to fall from a ferris wheel. And last week, eight people were hurt in Memphis after a ride operator prematurely released their safety restraints.

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On Friday morning, a Murfreesboro radio station will stop playing jazz and start playing a musical genre with deep roots but a short history.

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This summer, Tennessee has seen flooding in the northern part of the state and extreme drought in the South. Within the same week the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it was offering disaster loans for victims of both dry and wet conditions.

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It’s been a hot summer in Nashville. Not record-setting hot, but above average, and the area did tie an unusual record as of Thursday night.

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Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson has decommissioned an officer from the Hermitage Precinct after a Facebook post regarding the shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota.

Rick Smith

This week the Metro Planning Department published the latest version of a plan meant to preserve Music Row.

 

It’s the culmination of a two-year project that was born following the near-demolition of Historic RCA Studio A and resulted in a temporary ban on tear-downs in the neighborhood.

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Fans and supporters of longtime Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt were expecting the announcement of her death, and it came early Tuesday morning. Her family had told media that her health had been rapidly failing. By Monday night, she was no longer seeing visitors.

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The Tennessee Titans have hired new staff, brought in new players and mounted a major marketing push. It's all in hopes of reviving interest in — what is supposed to be — Nashville's favorite football team.  

 

The question is - is it working?

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