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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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The music behind “Black Lives Matter”

The Center for Popular Music will host an Oct. 29 lecture on the music inspiring social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter.

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Documentary prompts CPM screening and Q&A

A screening of  Shake ‘Em On Down: The Blues According To Fred McDowell was sponsored by the Center for Popular Music on Nov. 13.

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Leadership Music and Reba convene in the Bragg Building

The Department of Recording Industry hosted 50 members of the Leadership Music Class of 2018 on Oct. 20 in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.

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Center for Popular Music hosts Shelby Bottom Duo

MTSU rang with the songs of the early U.S. labor movement Oct. 4 when the Shelby Bottom Duo brought its multimedia musical history of activist Joe Hill to campus for a free public multimedia event.

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Popular Music preserves Marvin Hedrick bluegrass and country collection

The Center for Popular Music recently completed the Marvin Hedrick Collection project as well as launched its dedicated website.

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Perlman and Taylor show how string band music is done

For MTSU Scholars Week 2017, The Center for Popular Music sponsored a free public concert featuring Ken Perlman and Bobby Taylor on March 27.

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WMOT-FM broadcasts Gatlinburg fire-relief concert

The College of Media and Entertainment’s WMOT-FM/Roots Radio and Center for Popular Music Director Greg Reish participated last month in a concert to help Gatlinburg, Tennessee, recover from November’s devastating wildfires.

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Americana artists welcome the transition of WMOT-FM to an Americana format by performing “Sittin’ On Top of the World." The vocalists are, from left to right, Will Hoge, Jim Lauderdale, Suzy Bogguss and Mike Farris. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

WMOT-FM embraces new Americana music format

WMOT-FM, Middle Tennessee State University’s public radio station, is dramatically expanding its reach and range of music to launch a new format dedicated to Americana music and a new home on the dial for its current jazz format.

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This rare 45 rpm single by “The Weedpatch Boys,” released in 1963, is part of a large “historically and culturally significant” bluegrass audio collection recently donated to MTSU’s Center for Popular Music by the family of Indiana music lover Marvin Hedrick. Hedrick was a member of the band, as were his two sons. The center received a $19,537 grant from the Grammy Foundation April 6 to preserve and digitize the collection.

Center for Popular Music nabs another Grammy grant

MTSU’s Center for Popular Music is the recipient of another national grant from the Grammy Foundation, this time to digitize an extensive, “historically and culturally significant” live bluegrass audio collection from Indiana music lover Marvin Hedrick. 

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CPM brings noted conjunto musicians to campus

MTSU’s James Union Building rang with the rhythms of Tejano music on March 23, when conjunto masters Lorenzo Martinez and Ramon “Rabbit” Sanchez brought their talents to a free public concert, presented by MTSU’s Center for Popular Music.

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CPM’s Appalachia women songwriters postponed

The Center for Popular Music will explore the music by Appalachian women when a Feb. 11 lecture, postponed because of weather, is rescheduled.

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