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Taylor Swift won her second consecutive entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night. Miranda Lambert won for Album of the year while Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson won Single Of The Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay”. See the full list of winners: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120402/D9TSHQL80.html
The Ryman was at near-capacity yesterday for fans and Country Music Hall of Famers alike to say goodbye to legend Earl Scruggs. Among those paying tribute were Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Charlie Daniels... http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/04/01/earl-scruggs-tribute-draws-fans-country-music-hall-of-famers-and-more/
A father and son were on top of Sewanee Mountain for a scenic view in Franklin County, at the location known as "the rock", when police say the father, Eric Petrilla lost his balance and fell. Petrilla's son tried to catch him before falling some 50 feet, but it was too late, and the man died. Police are investigating... http://www.wsmv.com/story/17306200/picturesque-view-leads-to-tragedy-in-sewanee
High gas prices and the increased cost of providing an Easter meal will not deter shoppers from spending more money on celebrating the holy holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. The NRF estimates the average family will spend around $145 on clothes, food, candy and decorations for Easter in 2012, up 11% from $131 in 2011. ... http://www.wkrn.com/story/17303178/shoppers-do-not-plan-to-cut-back-for-easter-despite-higher-prices
The TBI is investigating a shooting by police of a man believed to be in his 70s near Kingston Springs. There are not a lot of details right now but news 2 is reporting members of the man's family said they saw their father shot by police while he was standing in his front yard talking on the phone... http://www.wkrn.com/story/17307427/metro-officer-shoots-and
Metro firefighters responded to a brush fire near Hickory Hollow Mall yesterday. The fire was contained and no one was hurt, but it came pretty close to some busy shopping areas. It started as a grass fire and spread along the railroad tracks parallel to I-24. Firefighters aren’t exactly sure what started it but they say they are pretty sure it was ACCIDENTAL and not set intentionally... http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120401/NEWS03/120401005/Firefighters-battle-brush-fire-near-Hickory-Hollow-Mall-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
Country music legend George Jones remains hospitalized for an upper respiratory infection. The 80-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member was admitted to a Nashville area hospital on Thursday. He stayed overnight for observation and was scheduled to be released from the hospital sometime Friday, but was held over to give him more time to recuperate.
The Hunger Games devoured the competition at theaters this weekend, taking in $61.1 million and topping the box office. The best-seller adaptation has now sold $251 million worth of tickets in 10 days.
Ashton Kutcher plays a wealthy techie on the small screen, and now he's about to play one of the most famous techies on the big screen as well. The Two and a Half Men star will play the late Steve Jobs in the indie film called “Jobs”. It follow’s the story of the Apple co-founder from willful hippie to running one of the most successful computer companies in the world
Air travelers who have endured lost bags, delayed flights, lousy service and getting bumped from full planes might be surprised to learn things are getting better in terms of airline service. But that is exactly what a new annual study of airline performance by Wichita State Univ has found. Industry performance for of key measurements was slightly better in 2011 compared with 2010... http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120402/D9TSJ0Q80.html
Nashville International Airport is adding two nonstop flights to Cancun and Jamaica as part of a third-party travel package, beginning May 26 and lasting through Oct. 27. The flights will leave Nashville once a week in conjunction with VacationExpress, a travel-booking agency. Passengers must book the flights as a complete vacation package online. ... http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2012/03/30/nashville-adds-nonstop-flights-to.html
Thousands of raucous fans swarmed streets near the University of Kentucky campus Saturday night, setting couches ablaze and overturning cars after the Wildcats beat rival Louisville in their Final Four Saturday night. Fewer than 10 arrests were made but things got ugly enough in Lexington that police in riot gear were called ... The championship game between Kentucky and Kansas is tonight... http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120401/SPORTS/304010131/Kentucky-fans-turn-violent-after-Final-Four-victory?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
Psychology Today magazine examined at what age babies stop being irresistibly adorable. Psychologists asked adults to gauge the attractiveness of children’s faces from infancy to age 6; the study participants found younger kids’ faces more likable than those of older children — and way more gorgeous than adults’. The magic tipping point? Age 4½. That’s the age at which “certain crucial infantile facial cues” — the researchers are talking about babies’ big eyes and big heads in relation to their smallish noses and mouths — are no longer very noticeable... http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-sex-and-babies/201201/what-age-do-babies-stop-being-irresistibly-adorable