Farmer Jason is a talented local musician who performs songs about animals, farms, and forests for children. Famous for his “Guitar Pickin’ Chicken” and “Punk Rock Skunk”, his shows are lively and fun for kids of all ages.
Kairos on Tuesday nights at Brentwood Baptist Church is like going to a Christian rock concert with a bible lesson in the middle. It’s led by Michael Boggs and not to be missed!
The Christian music trio Point of Grace performs its Winter Wonderland Tour at Otter Creek Church on Thursday, December 18th. It will be all Christmas music. I have both of their Christmas albums, and look forward to this show… and a new Christmas CD!
Here’s a list of fun places to go at night in Brentwood, Tennessee–from bookstores with live music to concerts at the Dyer Observatory to the best local sports bars. Where do you like to go at night in Brentwood, TN?
Here’s the 2008 Crockett Park concert schedule for Sunday night free concerts in Brentwood TN. This year’s lineup includes the Nashville Symphony, Paul Ross Band, Dean Hall, John England and the Western Swingers, the original Charades, the WannaBeatles, the Tams, and a fourth of July fireworks celebration with the Kadillacs.
Brentwood singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman’s daughter Maria was killed in a terrible accident. Here are local reports of the accident, including Chapman’s church information and the official address of Steven Curtis Chapman if you’d like to send a note of condolence to his family.
Country music fans all over Nashville have mourned the loss of 2 great music stars this month: Eddie Arnold and Dottie Rambo.
Here is a collection of local memories of Arnold and Rambo, including details of their music royalty funerals.
Grand Old Opry tickets are expensive. Very expensive!
Here are some cheaper alternatives for experiencing Nashville music without the cost, including information on the Wildhorse, Bluebird Cafe, and Country Music Hall of Fame. Also included is a list of free summer concerts in and around Nashville, TN, for locals and visitors.
Does Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus really live in Tennessee? Yes! Miley Cyrus and her parents kept their home in Williamson County when they moved to Los Angeles. Here’s where you can find Miley Cyrus’ home near Nashville, Tennessee. It’s also where the movie Hannah Montana was filmed.
Christian pop star Jaci Velasquez will perform with her husband Nic Gonzales of Salvador at a free concert in Brentwood, Tennessee. Fellowship Bible Church on Franklin Rd. hosts the event, which will raise money to help tornado victims in Tennessee.
Don’t know who Jaci Velasquez is? Watch a YouTube video of Velasquez and Salvador’s signature Latin style.
This looks like a very fun thing to do in Brentwood this spring!
Which celebrities live in Brentwood TN? How about country music stars in nearby Nashville and Franklin? Here are photos and directions to the homes of Nashville celebrities.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever spotted a celebrity here, so I thought I’d better look up just which stars live near Brentwood. I found a fun slideshow of celebrity homes throughout Nashville and an ultra-cool Google map showing satellite photos of celebrity homes.
It’s a great way to get a bearing on where stars live in relation to your Brentwood home.
We know how you can contact Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle. Call in live to Melinda’s new live radio show and ask her all kinds of questions.
We have all three of Melinda Doolittle’s episodes so far, including an hour-and-a-half of fan questions and information about her new CD My Funny Valentine, which will be available on iTunes February 12.
Melinda Doolittle will be on tour this fall as part of Michael W. Smith’s Christmas 2007 tour with the Katinas. You can also see Melinda Doolittle on the national PBS special, Christmas At Belmont. She’s hosting the traditional Christmas Eve show from her alma mater, Belmont University School of Music.
Lucky Nashville area fans can see the show early on our local NPT station December 20th!
What has American Idol star–and Brentwood resident–Melinda Doolittle been up to lately?
We saw her familiar face on tv last night, and I hunted the YouTube video of Melinda Doolittle’s Zaxby’s commercials for your viewing pleasure. Watch her Zaxby’s commercials right here!
I also found out that Melinda Doolittle will be hosting the PBS special Christmas at Belmont in November, which you can watch nationally Christmas Eve.
And for all you loyal fans, I have a link to the Tennessean article which says yes, Melinda Doolittle is still single.
Melinda Doolittle gracefully stepped down from American Idol’s Top 3 tier. Here are a few reasons why we’ll miss her so much–and let you know how to contact Melinda Doolittle with fan mail.
Melinda Doolittle made a strong effort to crack the American Idol Final 2. The judges raved about Melinda’s flawless performances of ‘I Believe In You and Me,’ ‘Nutbox City Limits,’ and her favorite ‘I’m A Woman.’
Will Melinda Doolittle win American Idol? Her hometown fans are asking the question for tonight’s Top Four episode. Melinda sang Bee Gees hits ‘Love You Inside and Out’ and ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?’ to mixed reviews.
Top Christian artist Michael W. Smith once toured with American Idol finalist Jordin Sparks. Smith’s blog explains more about his experience with the smiling young Sparks.
Melinda Doolittle goes rock during American Idol’s Top 6 episode. She giggles with guest Jon Bon Jovi, then gives a Tina Turner-esque performance of ‘Have A Nice Day.’
Melinda Doolittle shone with an inner light during American Idol Gives Back, a fundraising episode for America’s neediest places. She made Faith Hill’s ‘There Will Be A Day’ completely her own. Christian music is clearly Melinda Doolittle’s element.
Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle showed off her Music City roots in American Idol’s Country Night. She owned the stage with a hipper, younger look and a sassy performance of ‘Trouble Is A Woman.’
Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle experiences her first brush with criticism on American Idol’s Top 8 episode. The Latin-themed night was hosted by Jennifer Lopez, who had previously sung Doolittle’s choice of music, Sway. When J-Lo advised her to show more sex appeal, Doolittle confessed she had little.
Melinda Doolittle brings down the house in American Idol’s Top 9 episode. After hearing Doolittle’s rendition of ‘I Got Rhythm,’ guest star Tony Bennett called her the best singer all day.
Melinda Doolittle sings Donna Summers’ hit ‘Heaven Only Knows’ on American Idol’s Gwen Stefani show. This energetic performance will whittle the contestants down to the final Top 10. The biggest criticism from the judges? What Melinda wore.
Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle gives a stunning finale to American Idol’s Top Ten episode. Her youthful new ‘do and soulful rendition of Oliver! hit ‘As Long As He Needs Me’ garnered raves from the audience–and the judges.
American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle sang Diana Ross on the Top 12 Contestants episode. Melinda, an old-school Motown girl, broke down in tears after singing ‘Home’ from The Wiz. Paula Abdul and perhaps even Simon Cowell also cried. Includes judges’ comments about Melinda Doolittle’s performance and a link to the original lyrics of ‘Home’ from The Wiz.
Brentwood, TN contestant Melinda Doolittle sang ‘I’m A Woman’ on American Idol’s Top 8 Girls episode. Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul had nothing but compliments for her energetic, sassy performance. ‘You little tiger’ exclaimed Simon. ‘We thought you were a pussycat!’
Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory, located in Brentwood, is now selling tickets for its Bluebird On The Mountain concert series. The concert series takes its name from the famous Bluebird Cafe, where songwriters perform in the round. See more than stars at this informal musical event–see the local songwriters and musicians who make Music City shine so brightly.
American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle looks almost too perfect to win America’s heart. Vocal coach Janet Kenyon of Kenyon Artist Development and image stylist Kelley Norris of IMPowered Consulting are her ‘two Gayles,’ a reference to Oprah Winfrey’s Gayle King. They prepared her wardrobe and a book which details her outfit for each day on American Idol.
The Fun Times Guide is following Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle on American Idol, from a summary of her first audition in Memphis to the American Idol finale. Find links and summaries of all Melinda Doolittle’s performances here, with links and information to her Brentwood, Tennessee background.
Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle gave a rave performance on American Idol’s Top 20. Simon, Paula, and Randy had nothing but praise for Melinda Doolittle’s rendition of My Funny Valentine. She dedicated the performance to her stylist and vocal coach. Melinda Doolittle makes the cut to American Idol Top 8 girls.
Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle again impressed everyone after her performance on tonight’s Top 12 Girls episode. She sang an Aretha Franklin song, looked amazing in a leather jacket and jeans, and garnered explosive praise from the judges.
Brentwood TN vocalist Melinda Doolittle made the cut to American Idol’s top 24 finalists! She competes tomorrow against the other 11 female finalists.
I’m not an American Idol junkie, but I caught part of the Memphis auditions on TV last night. The American Idol contestant who captured the attention of all three judges, and stood out from all the rest: Melinda Doolittle, a background vocalist from Brentwood Tennessee!
Whether you live in Brentwood, or you’re just passing through, you might be surprised to learn these things about Brentwood, Tennessee.
Saturday night we went to the Cafe inside the Borders bookstore in Brentwood. I found that a group called Brother Henry was having an in-store performance and I figured we should go and check it out. This was an…