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CPM expands oral history collection on Nashville music industry

The Center for Popular Music recently added several oral history collections related to directly to the Nashville Music Industry to the archive.

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Rodeo with Reba and Cody Johnson

MTSU’s Tennessee Miller Coliseum was the set for country music legend Reba McEntire and rising artist Cody Johnson’s new music video that debuted in early December for their single “Dear Rodeo,” a production supported by university students and alumni. “I knew that once they (McEntire’s team) saw the Tennessee Miller Coliseum that they would fall in love with it, and that it […]

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WMOT Roots Radio earns “Best of Nashville” shout-out

MTSU‘s WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 is basking in its recognition from the Nashville Scene’s annual “Best of Nashville” issue, earning the alt-weekly writers’ acclaim as the “Best Roots Radio Station” with the “Best Blues and Americana Radio Host,” WMOT morning host Whit Hubner.

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Faculty and former students again nab Grammy noms

College of Media and Entertainment graduates and former students are back in the headlines again with recognition for their music-industry work in multiple genres on the highest level: nominations for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

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Students work 53rd CMA Awards’ red carpet, telecast

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thirteen students from MTSU’s Department of Media Arts honed their skills further recently by working as pre-show or telecast crew members for the 53rd annual Country Music Awards, one of the genre’s biggest events.

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“The Bonnaroo campus” again available to students

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, served as a hands-on, outdoor classroom for College of Media and Entertainment students in 2019 for the sixth year in a row.

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Chris Young funds reno of campus entertainment venue

A new live entertainment venue on the Middle Tennessee State University campus is named the Chris Young Café to honor the multiplatinum Nashville entertainer’s continued support of his alma mater. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, at an event on July 9 at the Country Music Association headquarters on Music Row, thanked Young for lending his […]

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Ribbon cut on state-of-the-art photographic archive

MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery now has a new state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled archive on campus that will allow faculty, staff and students to gain access to its extensive collection

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WMOT Roots Radio brings new 895 Fest to Murfreesboro

Rodney Crowell, Lee Roy Parnell, Mandy Barnett and Sarah Potenza will be among the featured artists bringing their passion and performances to the inaugural 895 Fest, a two-day outdoor Americana music festival to be held the weekend of May 31 at Hop Springs Beer Park in Murfreesboro.

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WMOT Roots Radio launches ‘pop-up’ live music series

WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 hosted its first Pop-Up Show at the Walnut House in Murfreesboro on Friday, Dec. 7. This show was open to WMOT members and their guests.

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Center for Popular Music included in Tennessee Music Pathways Phase 1

MTSU’s Center for Popular Music will be among locations to be included in Phase I of the Tennessee Music Pathways, a statewide initiative that identifies, interprets, promotes and preserves well-known and lesser-known music events, locations and stories across the state.

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Nic Dugger, Media Arts grad, recognized as university distinguished alumnus

For the second year in a row, a graduate of the College of Media and Entertainment has been named an MTSU Distinguished Alumnus.

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