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Interview with country legend Charlie Daniels Special

The bearded singer/guitarist/fiddler and leader of The Charlie Daniels Band, is about to release a new live album recorded at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas. He tells Digital Journal all about it and reveals why he's not yet ready to call it a day.

TN now legalizes people to break into hot cars to save pets

As of July 1, 2015 Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to specifically allow good Samaritans to legally break a window in a hot car in order to save a pet.

CXS train derailment results in evacuation of 5,000 in Tennessee

Maryville - A 57-car CSX train carrying a toxic chemical partly derailed and caught fire near a small Tennessee city late Wednesday night. The incident forced the mandatory evacuation of nearly 5,000 people within a two mile radius of the accident.

Op-Ed: Kerry begins to accept that Congress will have say on Iran deal

Washington, D. C. - Sounds like a fourth-grade social studies teacher finally got to him. Of course, we’re speaking about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the longtime U.S. Senator who took over the State Department when Hillary Clinton left in 2013.

No, Tennessee, the Bible can't be the 'State Book'

Nashville - A number of Tennessee's lawmakers think it would be really nice if the Holy Bible was the "official" state book, When the measure that would make it so was previewed by the state attorney general, he said "no."

Hunter Hayes to kick off CMA week with street party in Nashville

Nashville - Hunter Hayes fans in Tennessee are in for a treat. He will be kicking off CMA Awards week with a street party in Downtown Nashville on November 3.

The Johnny Cash Museum recognized by Conde Nast and Rolling Stone

Nashville - The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville has received praise from such esteemed outlets as the Conde Nast's Traveler and Rolling Stone Magazine.

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas dead at 36

Nashville - It is with a heavy heart to learn about the death of former Tennessee Titans placekicker Rob Bironas, who was killed in a car accident on September 20.

Absolute Publicity president Don Murry Grubbs discusses PR career Special

Don Murry Grubbs, 30, is the president of the well-respected publicity firm, Absolute Publicity, in Nashville, Tennessee, and he opened up about his career in the industry.

National Guardsman dies after being shot at Tennessee armory

Lobelville - Sheriff's deputies and police have responded to an active shooter report at the National Guard Armory in Lobelville, Tennessee.

Exploding fireworks store shuts down highway, starts brush fires

Pioneer - A fireworks supermarket in Tennessee exploded Sunday evening, shooting fireworks onto the nearby highway and causing small brush fires.

Drug-addicted newborns becoming a national epidemic

Medical personnel will tell you there is nothing to prepare you for the sound of a newborn crying, literally shrieking in a high, gut-wrenching pitch because they have been cut-off from the opiates their mothers ingested during pregnancy.

Marshall Tucker Band performs with Ricky Skaggs at CMA Music Fest

Nashville - This past week, the iconic southern rock group, The Marshall Tucker Band, played the CMA Music Festival kick-off concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage in Nashville.

Bride attaches 1-month-old newborn to wedding gown

Jackson - A Tennessee couple is under fire after the bride attached her one-month old infant to the train of her wedding dress and allegedly dragged her down the aisle.

Tennessee brings back the electric chair as drugs become scarce

Because of the scarcity of lethal injection drugs in the U.S., and the growing controversy surrounding their use, the state of Tennessee has taken the unprecedented step of bringing back the electric chair as a mandatory means of execution.

New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant

Nashville - Gov. Bill Haslem of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that will charge pregnant women with misdemeanor assault if they are addicted to drugs.

Michelle Wright to hold 2014 CMA Music Festival Party

Canadian country queen Michelle Wright will be holding a 2014 CMA Music Festival Party on June 4 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee.

Johnny Cash Museum honored by Tennessee Association of Museums

Nashville - The Johnny Cash Museum took home the top honor, "2014 Award of Excellence," at the Tennessee Association of Museums Conference.

Elton John, Kanye West to play Bonnaroo music festival

Elton John and Kanye West will be among the acts during this summer's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, organizers announced on Wednesday.

Some species of crocodiles can climb trees

The belief that you can climb a tree to escape a hungry crocodile has been proven moot by The University of Tennessee that says some species of crocodile can climb trees.

Interview: Dr. Justin Piasecki talks about his new skincare line Special

Gig Harbor - Dr. Justin Piasecki is a graduate of Stanford University with honors and he subsequently enrolled in Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee and he completed a five-year plastic surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin.

Judge behind 'Messiah' baby case denies wrongdoing

Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew, the judge known for forcing a Tennessee couple to change their baby Messiah's name, is saying she didn't violate judicial codes of conducts for her action.

Pro Music Academy opens in Nashville, makes dreams come true

Nashville - Pro Music Academy is known for making dreams come true. They have gathered some of the top musicians for private music lessons to students of all ages.

Newborns in Tennessee with bleeding disorder

The CDC has reported on a cluster of newborns in Tennessee with late vitamin K deficiency bleeding. The number of cases has been highlighted as ‘unusual’.

Interview with country star Martina McBride: 'Joy of Christmas' Special

Four-time Country Music Association (CMA) "Female Vocalist of the Year" winner Martina McBride took some time from her schedule to talk about her upcoming "Joy of Christmas" tour.

Country singer Elizabeth Lyons to perform on The Billy Block Show

Rising country songstress Elizabeth Lyons is expected to perform on The Billy Block Show in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 3.

Shooting at Tennessee naval base brings lockdown

Millington - Two soldiers were wounded and a suspect arrested after a shooting at a naval base today in Millington, Tennessee. The shooting occurred at 12:47 p.m. according to authorities.

Review: A trip to Nashville, Tennessee: 'Music City U.S.A.' Special

Nashville - In July of 2013, I was afforded the privilege to make my inaugural trip to Nashville, Tennessee, which is known as the country music capital in the world.

Review: The Yellow Porch is a fine restaurant in Nashville Special

Nashville - On July 10, while on vacation, I was afforded the privilege to dine at The Yellow Porch, a restaurant that is situated at 734 Thompson Lane in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tenn. driver admits to set-up

The DUI stop in Tennessee that became a viral sensation over the July 4th weekend apparently is not what it first appears to be.
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Bikes and other toys are ready to be delivered by Metro Police Officers.
Bikes and other toys are ready to be delivered by Metro Police Officers.
Dying leaves on a tree at Percy Priest Lake.
Dying leaves on a tree at Percy Priest Lake.
Brian  a 26 year-old homeless man in Nashville.
Brian, a 26 year-old homeless man in Nashville.
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This wall notifies visitors that the are entering the "Honky Tonk" zone of Nashville.
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Metro Nashville Police Department Christmas Basket Program banner.
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Volunteers load food baskets into vehicle to distribute as part of the Christmas basket program.
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Thunderstorm moving into Nashville, TN on Dec. 17, 2012.
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Titans placekicker Rob Bironas runs up to kick one of his three field goals against the Bills
Titans placekicker Rob Bironas runs up to kick one of his three field goals against the Bills
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Raindrops can still be seen on a holly bush after a thunderstorm.
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Christmas lights adorn a home in Nashville
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Flooded houses at Harbor Town in Memphis
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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A demonstration of one of the traditional dances.
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Pile of leaves
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Members of Nashville's homeless community warm up in front of a fire.
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN

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