Good morning, Nashville. Today would have been Johnny Cash’s 78th birthday and it’s Friday (and it’s also Michael Bolton’s birthday.) So wear some black, dust off your old Cash records, drink some Beer Named Sue (later in the day, of course), and show some respect to the Man In Black who did so much to put our city on the map. Coincidentally, iTunes celebrated their 10-billionth download this week, and it was a copy of Cash’s “Guess Things Happen That Way” bought by a 71-year old man in Woodstock, Georgia.
- Unexpected places. Uplifting stories from local news are as common as unicorns, so we try to pass them along when we see them. This one features a local inmate doing time for murder who was so touched by a news story about a little girl with cancer that he made some cross necklaces by hand and sent them her way.
- Draft days. The Titans won their coin flip for the NFL draft and will pick 16th out of 32 in April. Everyone is currently evaluating players for the draft, and we know there’s still a few months, but we’re getting a little excited.
- Bits & pieces. University of Tennessee may be voting to increase tuition today … Country duo Brooks & Dunn will be playing their last show ever in Nashville on August 10th … Tennessee ranks 2nd in the nation in credit card debt … Developers of the May Town Center project are trying to scale it down to have a better shot at approval.
Photo by Paul Nicholson.
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