Fifth Annual Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival Returns to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival (TMMR) is a unique, four-day event held in central Tennessee that’s all about motorcycles, music, comradery, and the outdoors. It will be held at the majestic 3,500-acre Loretta Lynn’s ranch and campground just an hour west of Nashville on held May 19 – 22 and will be the first big event to take place at Loretta Lynn’s ranch since the catastrophic floods from last August. TMMR is presented by Harley-Davidson® and produced in partnership by the Loretta Lynn family and R&R Promotions, a specialty agency with decades of motorcycle event promotions and deep ties in the national motorcycle family.

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Dierks Bentley, Keb’ Mo’, Bobby Bare, and Connie Smith Receive Their Stars on the Walk of Fame

Music City Walk of Fame inductees Dierks Bentley, Keb’ Mo’, Bobby Bare, and Connie Smith represent the diversity of Music City in the first ceremony since the pandemic.

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Commentary: Great Americans Gone in 2021

Angelo Codevilla and Rush Limbaugh

The February 17 departure of Rush Limbaugh got the most attention, and deservedly so. To instruct and entertain simultaneously is a tough task, and Limbaugh performed in fine style. There may never be another. 

That description also applies to Angelo Codevilla, who died at 78 on September 21. His “remarkable intellect and insights,” were on full display over a long and productive career. For his many readers, and those who didn’t know him at all, the brilliant scholar might have saved the best for last. 

Born on May 25, 1943, in Voghera, Italy, Angelo Codevilla came to the United States in 1955 and became a U.S. citizen in 1962. The eager immigrant earned degrees at Rutgers, Notre Dame, and Claremont Graduate School and taught at Georgetown, Stanford, and Boston University. Along the way, Codevilla served in the U.S. Navy, as a foreign service officer, and a staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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The Tennessee Star Report: Leahy Music Group’s Frank Leahy Says Music is Created When You Are Free

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcasting live from Music Row on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Leahy was joined on the newsmakers line by Frank Leahy, a member and only brother of the musical group Leahy.

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The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)

by Jon Henschen   Throughout grade school and high school, I was fortunate to participate in quality music programs. Our high school had a top Illinois state jazz band; I also participated in symphonic band, which gave me a greater appreciation for classical music. It wasn’t enough to just read…

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Education Policy: 9 Issues to Address in 2019

Tennessee Star

Public education is not “broken.” Public education policy is “broken,” and neighborhood public schools are suffering the consequences.  Here are nine of the most critical and challenging issues in public education we should address in 2019 in Tennessee.

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Little Big Town Enjoys a “Breaker” Year in More Ways Than One

Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook are no strangers to the winners’ circle with numerous awards and industry accolades. And they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down or resting on past accomplishments after an outstanding year. In 2017, the group set an enviable precedent as the…

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The CMA Awards Kick Off Tonight’s Festivities Online with ‘All Access’ LiveStream Coverage with Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron

Walmart will bring together a special group of Country Music fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to enjoy a special rendition of “Get Together” performed by Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Dan+Shay, in collaboration with New Artist of The Year nominee Lauren Alaina.…

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Watch as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Duet for the Final Time

Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton Kenny Rogers welcomed Dolly Parton onstage to sing their final duet Wednesday night, Oct. 25, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The performance was part of an all-star tribute concert to Kenny, titled “All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration.” Reba McEntire, the Judds, Lady…

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Eric Church Gets Emotional Over Tennessee Fans Gunned Down in the Las Vegas Massacre: ‘Those Empty Seats Are Theirs’

Eric Church Opry Eric Church headlined the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Friday, Sept. 29, for his last full show of 2017. His fans came from all over the country to see him one more time, and Eric instantly recognized the fans as his own. During an emotional appearance on…

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Legendary Rock Group ‘Queen’ Releases Raw and Alternative Takes of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’

This is Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” as you’ve never heard them before. To mark the 40th anniversary of the dual-single release of two of Queen’s biggest hits on Saturday, Newsweek has the exclusive premiere of alternative, never-before-heard recordings of both anthemic tracks. It was…

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Why Losing Tom Petty Feels Like Losing a Piece of Ourselves

If you sing karaoke, you’ve probably performed “American Girl.” If you play guitar, you’ve likely strummed “Learning to Fly.” And if you’ve driven a car while celebrating some personal achievement or another, you’ve almost certainly belted out “Free Fallin’” at the top of your lungs as you drummed the steering…

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