Matthew Leimkuehler, The Tennessean

Matthew Leimkuehler

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Robert Finley, the soul singer who’s traveled from ‘cotton fields to Beverly Hills’

From a chance meeting on the street while busking, Robert Finley's singing career took off. → Read More

Americana Awards 2021: Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Margo Price to perform in Nashville

Lifetime Award recipients Keb' Mo', The Mavericks, Carla Thomas and Fisk Jubilee Singers also plan to perform, according to a news release. → Read More

Nashville steps into the spotlight on New Year's Eve with five-hour CBS concert special

This holiday season, the city hosts "New Year's Eve Live! Nashville's Big Bash," a five-hour primetime concert special. → Read More

Week-long John Prine tribute in Nashville postponed to 2022

The shows now aim for Oct. 7-12, 2022, at previously announced Nashville venues Ryman Auditorium, Basement East and CMA Theater. → Read More

Keith Urban, Reba McEntire added to Loretta Lynn's all-star Tennessee flood benefit

The event sold out, but those unable to attend in-person can tune into "Hometown Rising" via Circle. → Read More

Americana Awards 2021: Fisk Jubilee Singers, Keb' Mo', the Mavericks receive lifetime honors

Americana Music Association honors five Lifetime Achievement recipients at the upcoming show. → Read More

Billy Ray Cyrus, Dennis Quaid lead benefit concert for Waverly flood relief next week

Called "Waverly Strong: A Concert for Disaster Relief," tickets to the show start at $50 before fees, with proceeds benefiting survivors and families of flood victims. → Read More

Dave Chappelle and Joe Rogan show at Bridgestone Arena postponed

A statement from Bridgestone Arena said ticketholders can expect more information to be released Wednesday. → Read More

Bonnaroo 2021 is canceled because of 'waterlogged' festival grounds

Bonnaroo 2021 is canceled after Hurricane Ida inundated the area with rain → Read More

Tom T. Hall, 'The Storyteller' of country music, dies at 85

Tom T. Hall, a Country Music Hall of Fame artist who wrote unassuming songs with distinct depth, died Friday at age 85. → Read More

ACM Awards find a new TV home with Amazon Prime Video

Award programs in recent years have simulcast on network television and streaming platforms, but a show hasn't before cut the cable entirely. → Read More

Garth Brooks cancels five stadium tour dates amid rising COVID-19 cases: 'I must do my part'

Brooks said in a statement explaining the concert cancellations due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, "I realize we are still in a fight. I must do my part." → Read More

Garth Brooks cancels Nashville concert at Nissan Stadium

Brooks planned to pay Nissan Stadium last month, but promoters postponed the event due to severe thunderstorms. → Read More

Grand Ole Opry: Vince Gill, Connie Smith, Chris Young set for 5,000th Saturday night show

The lineup features three generations of country singers, including Jeannie Seely, Terri Clark and Chris Janson. → Read More

'Folkabilly' singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dead at 68

Nanci Griffith died at age 68 from undisclosed causes, according to her former label Rounder Records. → Read More

Bonnaroo to require vaccination or negative COVID-19 test at next month's festival

Bonnaroo will require attendees in 2021 to provide proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter festival grounds. → Read More

Jason Isbell to require vaccination or negative COVID-19 test at all upcoming shows

Jason Isbell wants concert goers to provide proof of a COVID vaccine or a negative test and says he won't play venues that don't cooperate. → Read More

Chris Young enlists a handful of 'Famous Friends' for his long-awaited new album

In a new Tennessean interview, Chris Young discussed songwriting challenges, how he came to name the album “Famous Friends,” his influences and more. → Read More

Todd Snider hits the road for 'Return of the Storyteller' tour: See the dates

The tour stops Sept. 24 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. → Read More

The Black Crowes celebrate 'the purest rock 'n' roll record we made' at Nashville shows

The Crowes instead kick off an anniversary tour for "Shake Your Money Maker" this summer with back-to-back shows at Ascend Amphitheater this month. → Read More