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Red Sovine, born Woodrow Wilson Sovine in July of 1918 was a Country Music singer most noted for his (often sentimental) recitations which earned him the title "The King of Narrations". His most famous example is the heart wrenching 1976 number one hit "Teddy Bear".
Red's talents as a country music artist earned him five top ten singles (3 of which went number 1). He charted 19 songs in the top 100 in the US and Canada and several hits that crossed over to the pop charts. But far greater than his chart performance is that he was a "fan favorite" performer who's career spanned over 40 years.
He had a unique talent that made us laugh, made us cry, and made us stomp our feet! Lets not forget his contribution to this wonderful artform. In an age where the recited songs are nearly gone, I would love to see a renewed interest in Red's wonderful work!
Nashville is lacking something in hockey, an AHL team.
Let's get one to Nashville!
Great Hearts Academies, a non-profit network of charter schools based in Phoenix, Arizona, is seeking to bring its unique approach to public education to Davidson County. Great Hearts leaders have hosted informational sessions for parents in Sylvan Park, Hillsboro Village, East Nashville, Antioch, and North Nashville.
Great Hearts' teachers and administrators believe in the power of a classical liberal arts education, with an emphasis on the great books and writers of Western Civilization. By holding students to the highest standards and instilling them with a love for learning, Great Hearts graduates students with the ability to excel in some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation. Their current schools consistently rank in the top 1% of the public schools in their state, and the National Merit Foundation recognizes nearly 19% of Great Hearts graduates. More importantly, their students also graduate with "great hearts:" a commitment to working towards a more just, humane, and philosophical society.
Nashville's Metropolitan Board of Public Education will consider Great Hearts Academies' charter application in May of this year. A critical factor in their decision will be the opinions of parents from all across Davidson County. This petition is meant to demonstrate to the School Board that Nashville parents are excited about and supportive of this new opportunity for their children.
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Hank Williams Jr is the Pete Rose of getting into country music's hall of fame. He is the most deserving singer/songwriter not in yet. He should have been in decades ago. He is labeled an outlaw and his political views are blinding the association's vision of his true talents.
He is more deserving than half of the already inducted. I need your help to show the association that he belongs. It is not right or fair to the music world and all his fans. He has been in the business since the 50's law starting out very young after his father passed. Do this for me and all his fans. Look at his music not his views.
Vote Hank Williams Jr. Thank you and God bless.
The application for Boys Prep Nashville, a 7th through 12th grade public charter school for boys, will be reviewed by the Metro Nashville School Board in spring 2011. One factor weighed in their decision to approve Boys Prep will be whether people in Nashville want a school for boys to be an option available to parents.
A charter school does not take away money from the public school system. A charter school is a public school. We believe that parents who cannot afford expensive tuition payments for a private all boys school ought to have an option in the public sector.
It would be wonderful if Garth and Trisha would record and sing Every Time Two Fools Collide at the benefit. Jan Dyer co-wrote this song and it was #1 and Grammy nominated by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West!
She is a Nashville flood victim. She had almost 5' of water in her condo and lost almost everything she owned. Many of her "Music Family and Friends" helped her, but it's been a difficult and trying time for her these last 6 months, not to mention very expensive.
Transitnownashville.org is working in conjunction with the Metropolitan Transit Agency of Nashville, the Nashville Civic Design Center, and other organizations to sponsor the 2nd Annual Transit Week from April 12-18, 2010.
See transitnownashville.org for details.
As part of the Transit Week celebration, we are asking Nashvillians to pledge to ride the bus at least once during the celebration. If you are already a regular rider, encourage a friend to give it a try.
Let’s VOTE on Mayor Dean’s Proposed Convention Center!!
If approved, Mayor Dean’s proposed convention center will cost over $600 million. If you throw in the government-owned hotel that is likely because no private investors are interested, the cost soars to almost $1 billion.
This 30-year debt burden could increase our property tax rate and hurt city services like police, ﬁre, schools and parks. It is only FAIR that the people of Nashville vote on this billion-dollar generational commitment.
Add your name to the petition today. And visit our website to learn more: www.nashvillespriorities.org
Nashville’s Priorities is a group of concerned citizens seeking to educate the public and promote discussion about the impact of building a new convention center and hotel. We believe that an expenditure as big as a billion dollars needs to be re-evaluated in today’s economic realities.
The Jonas Brothers haven't been to Nashville,Tennessee since 2006 except when they were with Miley Cyrus. But no one could really get into that concert. And now their not coming here for the burning up tour. Which I don't really find fair....
10. The MCC Project
On August 7th, 2007, Metro Council passed a bill setting in place the funding
mechanisms for a new $600 million-plus downtown convention center.
A site for the facility has been chosen: three square blocks in SoBro, bounded by
5th Ave. to the east, 8th Ave. to the west, Demonbreun to the north, and the
future Korean War Memorial Blvd to the south. As many Nashvillians know, this
site is prime real estate; it is adjacent to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and
very near to Broadway, the Schermerhorn, and a growing number of exciting
We, an assembly of concerned citizens, are launching a grassroots effort to
make the case that this site is of crucial importance to the emerging fortunes of
downtown Nashville. While a new convention center may be needed in our
town, and while SoBro may be the ideal place in which to build it, we firmly
believe that the average convention center—a monolithic, single-use box of
insular character and aesthetic monotony—would be a disaster for the
neighborhood and the city.
Something different is required for this site, for the good of all: a diverse,
flexible, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly, creatively designed convention center.
Such a facility would contribute to the city’s economy and urban fabric along
with and regardless of any success enjoyed by the convention market, for
decades to come. The design of the Music City Center will be key, and for this
reason we have crafted a conceptual design study.
We advocate that the main hall be sunk into the site’s slope, and that its roof
become a series of thriving public plazas, wrapped by mixed-use buildings with
active streetfronts and accessed by a maintained street grid as 6th and 7th
Avenues are converted into pedestrian thoroughfares rather than obliterated or
entombed by the sort of “typical” convention center we do not want or need.
We respectfully ask the citizens of Nashville, and the government they have
chosen, to deeply consider making the Music City Center exactly what its name
suggests: a diverse, flexible, useful, strong, beautiful, and appropriate Center for
It's a Nashville hockey thing. Canada wouldn't understand.
On Friday, October 12th 2001, Clear Channel Radio, without warning or advance notification, pulled the plug on contemporary Christian radio station WZTO 101.1 FM and replaced it with a non-Christian urban hip-hop format under the call letters of WUBT.
WZTO met a strong need in the Nashville area to minister to Christians age 25-40 through faith-based music and a message of hope. We hope through this petition to encourage Clear Channel Communications to restore WZTO-FM to the airwaves.