Nashville

Nashville Composer Remains Canceled One Year Later for Denouncing Arson at BLM Protest

Liberal Nashville composer Daniel Elder — who denounced arson at a Black Lives Matter riot last May — still remains canceled one year later, as his publisher has blackballed him, and local choral directors refuse to program his music for fear of receiving backlash. The musician says that after being canceled, he “started listening to voices on the right and the center,” which “shook me out of my prejudices.”

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GOP Rep. Fleischmann: Nashville Police Officers ‘Ought to Be Praised and Lauded’ for Efforts to Save Lives Before Explosion

On Sunday, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) commended six Tennessee law enforcement officials for their response to the Nashville explosion on Christmas Day. Officer Brenna Hosey, Officer James Luellen, Officer Michael Sipos, Officer Amanda Topping, Officer James Wells and Sergeant Timothy Miller were all recognized for evacuating people and saving lives before the explosion went off.

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Socially Distant Concerts Signal a Reopening for Live Music

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last time bassist Jon Jones played a concert with his country group Eli Young Band was March 8. He hopes to hit the stage again in June to launch a new drive-in concert series in his first return to live music with fans since the devastating coronavirus.

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo shows The Eli Young Band performing during halftime of an NFL football game in Houston. The band will perform as part of the Concert in Your Car series at the new Texas Rangers stadium ,Globe Life Field, in Arlington, Texas starting June …