For CMT’s Marley Sherwood it’s all about family

Developing a passion for journalism and entertainment at a young age was the driving force behind the success of CMT’s Marley Sherwood . Chicago native Sherwood serves as an associate producer on CMT’s “Hot 20 Countdown,”along with a more recent stint as a co-host with Cody Alan on “CMT After Midnight” on CMT radio. Sherwood […]

Top Knot is top notch in vintage clothing

The screen door swings back and forth as the wind starts to pick up. The heavier door behind it wears worn paint that appears it could chip away with the slightest touch. The door opens up easily enough and an entirely different world is discovered. Prints and patterns of every shape and color capture the […]

Five Daughters bakes with layers and layers of love

Walk up the steps of the teal blue house and inside you’ll see the neon pink sign. The sound of upbeat, electronic music by artists like Flume fills your ears and the smell of sweet pastries and freshly brewed coffee fills the air. Stroll over to the counter to see an array of pastries unlike […]

Kid Freud psychoanalyzes garage-pop and cereal

With the exception of the occasional car passing by, Sharondale Drive is entirely too quiet—but it would be unlike Kid Freud to keep this peace. The band’s indie-rock anthems echo from the Green Hills home-turned rehearsal space. Putting the Tuesday evening jam session on pause, we sit around a flimsy metal table in the front […]

Northern ‘star’ tackles country landscape in Nashville

It’s the day after her last performance in her home state of Minnesota before she makes the return trip to Nashville, Tennessee, and Katie Ray Murray is tired. Her mother offered to drive the first leg of the 14-hour drive, her father all alone in his truck fighting off the same sense of exhaustion. It’s […]

Paulina Jayne developing her country brand

She never meant to write country music. Detroit native Paulina Jayne grew up with Motown music. Paulina started writing country music at age 9 even if she didn’t realize it. “Country music was something that just sort of happened,” said Paulina as she pushed her unruly blonde hair from her face. “I signed a management […]

Live on the Green: A Nashville rite of passage

It’s 7 p.m. and Live on the Green has conquered downtown Nashville again, just as it has for the last three Thursday nights. Blue lights strobe along every closed-off intersection of Union Street, while the free concert series reverberates well beyond Third Avenue. High above the crowd, the Lightning 100 logo projects against the side […]

Everyone welcome at Nashville’s original craft brewery

Craft breweries are starting to become as ubiquitous as man buns and Mason jars here in Nashville. But in true hipster fashion, the best thing is often the original. “A Southern Original since 2003,” Yazoo Brewing Company is one of Music City’s gems. Despite never having visited the brewery, I step inside and feel at […]