Interviews

This Book Needs a Helmet: Abby White on the 100 Things to Do in Nashville Before You Die

Posted by on August 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Whether it’s Middle Tennessee trips onTennessee Crossroads, visits to local gardens on Volunteer Gardener or visual studies of emerging and established businesses on our web series You Ought to Know Nashville, it’s clear that we love our city and all it has to offer. We also love its history, as our Memories of Nashville and […]

`Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope` Tells Inspiring Story of Israeli Astronaut (Director Interview)

Posted by on January 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

Watch Space Shuttle Columbia – Preview on PBS. See more from Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope. Coming to NPT and PBS stations nationwide on Thursday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m. CT (check local listings), Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope is the untold inspirational story of Colonel Ilan Ramon, a fighter pilot and son […]

Nashville`s Gary Slaughter on 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis and `Man Who Saved the World`

Posted by on October 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

Fifty years ago this month, in October 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. On October 22, 1962, after reviewing photographic evidence, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba, just 90 miles off the shores of Florida.  For the next 13 […]

Catching up with Merle Hazard on the Precipice of the Fiscal Cliff

Posted by on September 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Nashville is a town full of songwriters, obsessively searching for inspiration. Listening to conversations at coffee shops and bars. Falling in and out of love. Standing on dirt roads next to pickup trucks holding bottles of Jack Daniel’s while listing to Lynyrd Skynyrd. For Jon Shayne, whose nom de plume is Merle Hazard, inspiration comes […]

(Media Update) A Conversation With Artist Wayne White

Posted by on April 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Beauty is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley’s funny, irreverent, inspiring and fascinating documentary about Tennessee-born artist Wayne White, makes its Nashville premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on Thursday April 19 at 6:30 pm. The documentary follows Wayne’s story from his humble roots as a puppeteer in Nashville to his work as one of the creative forces […]

(Media Update) Jim Lauderdale Talks Americana Music and the Annual Awards Show

Posted by on October 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

We’re proud that the 10th annual Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium on  Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. will be broadcast live on NPT.  Those expected to attend include host Jim Lauderdale, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Elizabeth Cook,  Hayes Carll, The Secret Sisters, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica […]

Eight Days in the Studio with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Posted by on November 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

Nashville engineer Steve Marcantonio is best known these days as an Academy of Country Music Engineer-of-the-Year Award winner who has worked with the likes of Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Alabama, Deanna Carter, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Brooks and Dunn. But long before his Music City days, he got his start in 1978 […]

Catching up with The Black Crowes` Drummer Steve Gorman

Posted by on August 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

Steve Gorman, Nashville resident and Hopkinsville, Kentucky native, has been the drummer for The Black Crowes since the band’s breakthrough success in 1990 with the multi-platinum selling Shake Your Money Maker. Celebrating its 20th-anniversary this year, the band released Croweology, a double-album, 20-song acoustic reworking of some of the finest songs in its catalog. It’s […]

(I Was There) Roy Orbison and Friends: Black and White Night

Posted by on September 26, 2008 at 11:24 am

Welcome to the first post in what I hope will be a series called “I Was There.” Every now and then we’ll interview someone in the Nashville area who was there when a popular public television show or concert performance was taped. In this edition, we emailed a few questions to local songwriter and composer […]