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Folks I am constantly checking on local venues in Tennessee And Kentucky to bring you the BEST possible list of bands and artists to see. This does NOT include my festival articles you must go to them and check on who’s playing where for that. Have a show YOU want to report to me? You can email.

Chris Stapleton
Ascend Ampitheater October 15th

Dead Soldiers
Harp And Fiddle August 19th

Dead Horses
Exit Inn October 20th

Rhonda Vincent
Renfro Valley October 29th

John Conlee
Lagala Bowling Green Ky October 9th

Gene Watson
Kentucky Opry October 7th and 8th

Sturgill Simpsom
Ryman Auditorium October 28th and 29th

Goddamn Gallows Halloween Bash
Gallows Bound
Hillbilly Casino
Stump Tail Dolly
Exit Inn October 29th

Travis Tritt
Skypac November 3rd

Bonnie Bishop
3rd And Lindsley November 16th

Daniel Romano
The Basement East November 16th

Mandy Barnett
Schemerhorn Symphony Center

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Mercy Lounge September 23rd

Radney Foster
City Winery November 26th

Charlie Daniels
Volunteer Jam 2016 November 30th

Old Crow Medicine Show
Ryman Auditorium December 31st

The Devil Makes Three
The Cannery Ballroom Feb 4rth 2017

Ronnie Milsap
Schemerhorn Symphony Center March 5th 2017

John Conlee
Merle Travis Music Center May 5th 2017

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SO last weekend I traveled to Hiram Georgia to celebrate one of my newer friends and someone I truly have a LOT of admiration for, Tenishia Sunshine Sylvester. I’m going to tell a little about her in just a few moments but right now I’m sure she would not mind me telling you about the venue Cantrell’s Hiram Station in Hiram Georgia.

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It is the oldest bar in the area and it has been expanded many times over the 13 years my friend Tenishia has been going there. Almost instantly when I got there I was greeted by the owner and she truly made me feel welcomed there, in fact I don’t think I had any problems or complaints at all, it was about an hour and half out of Chattanooga so it was an easy ride down there.

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I have to honestly say the wings rivaled the spillway in Bowling Green and The High Rail in Indianapolis only..they were truly that good. It amazed me they didn’t offer pizzas however the menu was really large and the prices were reasonably common for a place to make profit. And TRUST ME I been to venues in 8 states this year alone! This bar has a spacious stage area and very nice area to play pool, not a bad layout indeed. The only negative thing I could say was it was a little hard to find from the road at first, unless it was just MY GPS (that could have been the case) so I cannot even say it was their fault.

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Miss Tenishia does SO MUCH for local music and national acts on social media she deserves to be applauded on THIS WEBSITE for her warrior like contributions to Shooter Jennings, Blackberry Smoke, Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson, and MANY MORE! We swap mail packages of stickers and shirts and new bands we find. I first met her at Jon Hensley’s visitation when he passed away and from that moment we became friends and I think the absolute world of her.

So we celebrated her birthday last Saturday and as she clearly stated to me there were many more celebrating there too as well, I saw balloons all over the place when I got there. And the crowd was pretty responsive to the live music most of the evening.  So for her birthday we had Joshua Morningstar and Kendra Hope playing cover songs tonight, which was fine by me because I was instructed to mostly take the night off and enjoy myself. So I did not bust out the whole huge media setup I mostly do and just used pen and paper, honestly I know both their music so well I can do it on memory.

Joshua Morningstar was my artist of the year in 2015 and he has become the FIRST independent performer I have saw in 6 different states..would have been 7 but it didn’t work out that way, it’s O.K. Kendra Hope is quickly making a name for herself all over the south and is a true road warrior at a young age. So here was a large portion of their set lists last weekend, it’s been a HOT long work week for me so I could not write articles this week much.

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Joshua Morningstar:

Honey I Still Do- Don Williams
Life Sucks And I Must Be It’s Favorite Dick- original
Outlaw You- Shooter Jennings
Your Cheat’n Heart- Hank Williams Sr.
Rollin In My Sweet Baby’s Arms- Lots of People!
Mr. Bojangles- Lot’s Of People!
Lonesome Orny N Mean- Waylon Jennings
Ramblin Fever- Merle Haggard
Good Ol’ Boys- Waylon Jennings
Driving Nails In My Coffin- Ernest Tubb
As Long As You Ain’t Coming Back- original
Hey Good Looki’n- Hank Williams Sr.
Tear In My Beer- Hank Williams Sr-Jr.
High Cost Of Living- Jamey Johnson
Stop Fucking Up Country Music- Billie Gant
November Rain- Guns N Roses
Digging Up Bones- Randy Travis
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound- Hank Williams Jr.
Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets- Johnny Paycheck
Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies- Willie and Waylon
One More Last Chance- Vince Gill
Fighting Side Of Me…Okie From Muskogee..Daddy Frank…The Way I Am- Merle Haggard
Motel Madness- original

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Kendra Hope:

Honky Tonk Blues- Hank Williams Sr.
Hippies And Cowboys- Cody Jinks And The Tone Deaf Hippies
Mama Tried- Merle Haggard
Outlaw Women- Waylon Jennings
Once A Day- Connie Smith
Clyde Played Electric Bass- Waylon jennigs
16th Avenue- Lacy J Dalton
Wild Side Of Life- Kitty Wells
Blue Tick Hound- Pistol Annies
Setting House On Fire- Pistol Annies
Good Girls Gonna Go Bad- tammy Wynette
Biscuits- Kacey Musgraves
Fortune And Fame- original