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A private detective in Tennessee is trying to solve what she believes is a murder mystery, and her method is one that's becoming more common: She launched a podcast.

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If you're anything like us, your Thanksgiving plans either entail a lot of traveling or a lot of cooking. Or both. Our favorite companion for these activities? Listening to a podcast. 

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Roy Clark, one of the hosts of the country music variety show Hee Haw and a legendary Nashville musician, has died.

Clark was 85 years old and died in Tulsa, Okla., of complications from pneumonia, according to his publicist.

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Nashville has added another mural to its growing street art scene, after French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat visited the city last week and left his mark.

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How does a cold case homicide detective maintain faith in humanity? What makes him so sure that he’s going after the right bad guy? And how can a case with no known suspects be solved? For more than 25 years, retired police detective Pat Postiglione solved some of the most gruesome murder cases in Nashville. This, he says, takes a toll: “If you stay in homicide long enough, it definitely has an effect on your personal life.”

Ever since he was a kid, Ketch Secor was obsessed with old-time country music. In fact, he made a career of it by leading the string band Old Crow Medicine Show. Appalachia, the birthplace of the band, has served as a wellspring of knowledge for Secor, and even inspired the musician to write a new children's book, Lorraine.

"That's where this story comes from," Secor says. "This is an Appalachian folktale, with a couple of personal twists."

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The rain may be cancelling many outdoor events, but not for the Jewish community in Middle Tennessee.

This week marks the harvest festival of Sukkot, where people build temporary structures that are very much not rainproof.

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Musicians and their advocates are claiming it’s only a matter of weeks before copyright reform legislation passes. The long-awaited Music Modernization Act has bipartisan support.

The measure cleared the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, but it's been stalled in the Senate, amid a heavy lobbying campaign from private companies involved in collecting and distributing royalties.

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Jason Isbell continued his run of dominance at the Americana Music Awards Wednesday night, but he didn’t take home the night’s top honor or give the most political speech.

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