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Ryman in Nashville the 22nd Annual Americana Honors & Awards 

Ryman in Nashville for the 22nd Annual Americana Honors & Awards. With performances by 49 Winchester, Adeem the Artist, Allison Russell, Angel Olsen, The Avett Brothers, Bettye LaVette, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Hermanos Gutiérrez, Logan Ledger, Margo Price, Marty Stuart, The Milk Carton Kids, Nickel Creek, Noah Kahan, Patty Griffin, Rufus Wainwright, S.G. Goodman, Sunny War, The War And Treaty and William Prince. 



2023: A Good Year for Soul Music and William Bell JEFF COCHRAN SEP 5, 2023 

EXCERPT: 1975. Not such a great year for rhythm and blues music, or soul music, as we called it in those days. Sure, Al Green was still rolling out the hits, as were the Isley Brothers and the Staple Singers. “Lady Marmalade” by Labelle hit number one on the Billboard Soul Chart in February. Produced by Allen Toussaint, “Lady Marmalade” was one of the liveliest hits to top any of the charts that year. Frenetic, but tight and reined in. Truly soulful and a relentless rocker. Still, “Lady Marmalade” was the exception that proved the rule in ‘75. Soul music was losing its edge … continue to read


Sunday evening July 23, 2023, 8pm, C.T./9pm, E.T. (U.S.) a very special evening with Mr. William Bell!  

Sunday evening July 23, 2023, 8pm, C.T./9pm, E.T. (U.S.) a very special evening with Mr. William Bell! Award winning Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter and Entertainer William Bell will join host Ric Chetter & co-host Natalie live via phone from Atlanta, GA. William will talk about his music career and premier songs from his latest album “One Step Closer To Home”!

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Summit of the Scribes: A Gathering of Stax Legends 

by: Alex Greene / 4:00 a.m. Jun. 28, 2023

The air was charged last Friday night at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, as five of Stax Records’ most valuable players gathered together to answer questions and speak their minds. The sold-out event was first and foremost a celebration of Written in Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos, Craft Recordings’ seven-CD compilation (reviewed last week in the Memphis Flyer) featuring 140 never-before-heard recordings made in the studio’s back rooms, when songwriters made reference tapes of their compositions. Those demos would ultimately be filed away among the holdings of East/Memphis Music, the label’s publishing company, with the best serving as blueprints for full-on studio recordings by Stax artists. READ THE FULL ARTICLE 

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