Friday, March 7, 2014

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 3/7/2014

Songwriter Memories
Songwriter Lorna Flowers passed away due to cancer on Wednesday.  She was successful in Europe and established her residence in Nashville in July 2004.  Lorna was a well respected friend and business woman who helped others craft their skills.  She was friends with Rivers Rutherford and Bridgett Tatum, who Froggy listeners have known over the years.

Holly Bobo Update
There has been a break in the case in regards to Whitney Duncan's cousin, Holly Bobo.  Officials in TN have arrested Zachary Rye Adams in connection to the case for murder. 

ACM Performers Announced
Nominees Jason AldeanLuke BryanMiranda LambertBlake SheltonGeorge StraitKeith Urban and The Band Perry are set to perform at the 49th Annual ACM Awards April 6 in Las Vegas. Bryan and Shelton will also host the awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS-TV. Speaking of The Band Perry, check out my review of when their We Are Pioneers tour made a stop in Corbin, Kentucky at The Arena.

Restoring Tammy Wynette's Name
Today when you visit the Woodlawn Memorial Park mausoleum site where Tammy Wynette is buried, you won't find the country music star's name on it. Instead, you see the name Virginia W. Richardson. Wynette's daughter, Georgette Jones Lennon, along with her sisters are fighting to restore her name and legacy. A Facebook group, A Restoration’ – Tammy Wynette’s Name and Legacy, has been gaining popularity among country music fans as they express their concerns of restoring the name. Get the full details here.

Handpicked Download of the Week: Jackson, KY native - Sturgill Simpson - Sitting Here Without You

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this date in 2009, Jamey Johnson became a fire hazard: Hollywood Hollow in Lawsonville, North Carolina, is forced by the fire marshal to disallow more than 360 paid customers when the club is 70% above maximum occupancy. Amazingly enough, Jamey went back on stage to play over 4 hours and meet with fans afterwards.  I was at that show and talk about some fun memories!