Matthew Leimkuehler, The Tennessean

Matthew Leimkuehler

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Matthew:

Greta Van Fleet postpones sold out Nashville concert

The band plans to return to Music City in December a statement from the band said. Fans unable to make it can seek a refund. → Read More

The Pick: Exit 111 Festival is here. Plus, Jimmy Carter on Ken Burns and Miranda Lambert on Carrie Underwood

It's an *overwhelming* week for music in Music City. Let's break it down with The Pick. → Read More

Lana Del Rey brings fall tour to Nashville next month

Lauded pop singer Lana Del Ray playing Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. → Read More

Ever wanted lyrics to the 'Breaking Bad' theme song? Trace Adkins has you covered

The crossover we've all been waiting for: Trace Adkins adding lyrics to the "Breaking Bad" theme song. → Read More

Exit 111: Seether frontman brings suicide awareness to Tennessee festival

Seether frontman Shaun Morgan plans to raise funds for suicide awareness at new Tennessee festival Exit 111. → Read More

An all-star tribute to The Band's 'Last Waltz' is coming to Nashville

The all-star tribute to The Band's Last Waltz includes a host of big names and an appearance from legendary Band member Robbie Robertson. → Read More

Dan + Shay to open 2020 arena tour in Nashville

Dan + Shay will kick off their 2020 arena tour this March with a date at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. → Read More

2019 is the year of crossover country collaborations

Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton, it's been a cavalcade of pop stars collaborating with country artists this year. → Read More

Lizzo returns to Nashville next month for suicide prevention benefit concert

"Truth Hurts" star Lizzo plays Nashville in November to benefit suicide prevention organization To Write Love on Her Arms. → Read More

The Pick: Lizzo, the new queen of Nashville, brought down the Mother Church

It's a not-so-spooky October edition of The Pick! Follow along for the week's top stories, concerts and more from Music City. → Read More

Black Keys bring 'Let's Rock' home for Nashville concert: Highlights

The Ohio-Born, Nashville-based rock group The Black Keys returned Tuesday night to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. → Read More

Tyler Childers: Tall tales and personal truths from the beating heart of Appalachia

An honest new voice in country music, Tyler Childers speaks on his Appalachian upbringing, latest album and fight against the opioid epidemic. → Read More

Billie Eilish to play Nashville on 2020 world tour

Billie Eilish brings her "Where Do We Go?" world tour to Nashville next spring. → Read More

Lineup announced for annual Christmas 4 Kids benefit concert

The Christmas 4 Kids lineup features Phil Vassar, Matt Ramsey of Old Dominion and more. → Read More

2019 Bluegrass Music Awards: A complete list of winners

The International Bluegrass Music Association honored leading players Thursday night at its annual awards ceremony. → Read More

Sturgill Simpson takes a rock ‘n’ roll voyage on his new album, ‘Sound & Fury’

Once a country music critical favorite, Sturgill Simpson turns to rock 'n' roll on his latest release, 'Sound & Fury.' → Read More

The Pick: Pilgrimage Festival roars back, and Jon Pardi serves up a country music cure

Dig into this week's headlines and this weekend's top shows with another spin of The Pick. → Read More

Ken Burns' 'Country Music': Cash meets Dylan, Dolly heads to Nashville and the Bakersfield sound arrives

Recapping episode five of Ken Burns' 'Country Music,' where viewers meet Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and watch Johnny Cash go to Folsom Prison. → Read More

Pilgrimage Festival: The 10 best performances we saw this weekend

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival made a comeback in 2019 with dozens of memorable performances, including Foo Fighters, Keith Urban and The Killers. → Read More

Pilgrimage 2019: The Killers pay tribute to late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek in Tennessee

The Killers headlined Saturday night at Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, a set featuring the biggest hits from Brandon Flowers and company. → Read More