Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

Entertainment 03/18/19, 10:37

Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.The newest inductees were announced Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.The Grammy-winning duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have had 20 No. 1 hits, ...

Receiver stuck with Titans’ deal even after Patriots’ push

Football 03/14/19, 15:31

For Adam Humphries, Tennessee has been a potential destination for months because of his Tampa Bay connection with Titans general manager Jon Robinson.Not even a late push by the New England Patriots could sway him to walk away from his deal with the Titans.Even considering how much success wide receivers ...

Tennessee high court rules for reporter in defamation suit

U.S. 03/13/19, 17:59

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday expanded protections for reporters by ruling they can only be held libel for defamation if their reporting is not fair and accurate, regardless of their personal feelings toward a subject.Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk sued investigative reporter Phil Williams for defamation in 2016, arguing ...

Florida enters SEC Tournament with ‘clean slate’ amid slide

Sports 03/12/19, 17:15

After weeks, maybe even months, of intentionally avoiding talk about the NCAA Tournament, Florida coach Mike White broke down and addressed it with his team Tuesday.White figured it was better for his players to hear it from him than anyone else. Or everyone else."These guys are getting noise from a ...

Tough SEC Tournament might lead to drama-filled competition

Sports 03/12/19, 14:46

While a tougher Southeastern Conference Tournament field might lead to drama-filled games, the annual question of whether anyone can knock off Kentucky still looms.The tournament is back in Music City after a year away with the Wildcats looking for a fifth straight SEC tournament title and 32nd all-time. A No. ...

Family sues Nashville, officer for $30M in fatal shooting

U.S. 03/11/19, 16:54

The family of a black man killed by a Nashville police officer filed a federal lawsuit Monday, naming the city and the white officer who fatally shot the man from behind as he ran with a gun.Attorney Joy Kimbrough said the suit filed in federal court in Nashville seeks $30 ...

Carolina Hurricanes sweep season series, beating Preds 5-3

Hockey 03/09/19, 22:50

Nino Niederreiter scored twice in the first period and the Carolina Hurricanes held off the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday night to sweep the season series.Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist and Justin Williams and Jordan Martinook also scored. The Hurricanes snapped a two-game skid to keep their ...

Music museums keeping Michael Jackson exhibits on display

Entertainment 03/06/19, 15:41

Megastar Michael Jackson's musical legacy has been getting critically reappraised after a new documentary rekindled allegations of child sexual abuse, but at least two music museums in Detroit and Tennessee aren't scrubbing the King of Pop from their exhibits.The National Museum of African American Music said Jackson will be included ...

Johansen sends Predators past Wild again, 5-4 in shootout

Hockey 03/05/19, 23:22

Ryan Johansen scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Nashville Predators beat Minnesota 5-4 on Tuesday for their second win against the Wild in three nights.Johansen also got the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout Sunday when the Predators edged the Wild 3-2 in Minnesota. This ...

Kelsea Ballerini to become Opry’s newest, youngest member

Entertainment 03/05/19, 23:21

Country singer Kelsea Ballerini got a big surprise when vocal group Little Big Town invited her to become the Grand Ole Opry's newest and youngest current member.The 25-year-old singer from Tennessee was singing "Girl Crush" with Little Big Town on stage Tuesday night in Nashville, Tennessee, when the vocal group ...

Dolly-loving Brit Yola explores fusion of country and soul

Entertainment 03/04/19, 12:13

When singer-songwriter Yola was growing up in Bristol, England, her mother's vinyl records were just about the only form of amusement the family could afford."We didn't have like toys or anything so everything that I focused on was musical," said Yola, whose given name is Yolanda Quartey but now just ...

Heath scores as US women tie England 2-2 at SheBelieves Cup

Soccer 03/02/19, 18:52

Tobin Heath scored off her own rebound in the 67th minute, and the United States tied England 2-2 on Saturday in the SheBelieves Cup for the Americans' second draw in two games in the tournament.Megan Rapinoe, who also scored the 43rd goal of her career in the 33rd minute, started ...

Tightening up defense key for US women after opening tie

Soccer 03/01/19, 18:30

Looking at how the Americans gave up two late goals, including one in stoppage time, has given them a timely reminder of what they need to work on before defending their Women's World Cup title in June.Tighten up defensively."Honestly, the two goals is probably the best thing we can take ...

2 arrested, protested Confederate bust at Tennessee Capitol

U.S. 02/28/19, 21:52

Two African-American activists were arrested Thursday, the final day of Black History Month, while demanding lawmakers remove a bust from the state Capitol of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader.The protest followed a tense news conference with visibly agitated GOP House leaders, who threatened to ...

Southern Baptist group clears churches of mishandling abuse

U.S. 02/26/19, 16:09

Southern Baptist officials have cleared seven churches accused of covering up sexual abuse just days after a top leader called for greater scrutiny following a joint newspaper investigation that revealed allegations of rampant sexual misconduct within the largest coalition of Baptist churches in the country.Only three churches should be at ...

Boyle scores as Predators beat Oilers 3-2 in shootout

Hockey 02/25/19, 23:15

Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of a shootout and the Nashville Predators beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night.P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist, and Colton Sissons also scored as the Predators won for the third time in four games to pass Winnipeg for first ...

Predators add Granlund, Simmonds to roster at trade deadline

Hockey 02/25/19, 19:50

David Poile insisted he would have been just fine if adding Brian Boyle earlier this month was Nashville's final deal this season.That didn't stop the NHL's winningest general manager without a Stanley Cup from making not one, but two deals at Monday's trade deadline.Poile swapped a pair of young forwards ...

Bluegrass and country vocalist Mac Wiseman dead at 93

Entertainment 02/25/19, 11:25

A funeral home says bluegrass and country vocalist Mac Wiseman, known for his high tenor and songs like "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy," has died at the age of 93.Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville, Tennessee confirmed his death on Sunday. Services have not yet ...

Grubauer gets 1st shutout of season as Avs blank Preds 5-0

Hockey 02/23/19, 20:24

Philipp Grubauer made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.Colorado improved to 5-1-0 in its last six and has picked up points in eight of its last 10 games while trying to keep ...

Predators beat Kings 2-1, move back atop Central Division

Hockey 02/21/19, 22:48

Roman Josi had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Thursday night to move atop the Central Division with their third win in four games.The Predators now have 77 points to edge ahead of Winnipeg (76), though the Jets have three games ...

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