Jon Garcia, The Tennessean

Jon Garcia

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent:
  • The Tennessean
Past:
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • Commercial Appeal
  • USA TODAY
  • Daily News Journal

Recent articles by Jon:

3 things to know about the history of honky-tonks

While no one is quite sure exactly the origin of honky-tonks or the music they inspired, there's no denying their importance to country music. → Read More

4 things to know about Chet Atkins and the Carter Family

When country music really exploded in America in the early parts of the 20th century, two acts emerged as its first real stars: The Carter Family and Chet Atkins. Each influenced then genre in their own way, though both were massive innovators in the way the guitar was played. They even crossed paths and played together for a time. Here are four things to know about country music's first… → Read More

5 things to know about Roy Acuff, the Grand Ole Opry mainstay and 'King of Country Music'

A beloved Grand Ole Opry member, Roy Acuff was proclaimed "The King of Country Music" over his decades long career. → Read More

The third Democratic debate will air on ABC from Houston. Here's how to watch and stream.

10 of the 20 candidates seekings the Democratic nomination for president will debate at Texas Southern University in Houston on Thursday. → Read More

How to watch 'Country Music,' the latest documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns

PBS will air the eight-episode Ken Burns documentary "Country Music" starting on September 15. Here's how to watch and follow the series. → Read More

Ben Zobrist returns to Chicago Cubs after taking time off 'so I could keep my family together'

Chicago Cubs outfielder Ben Zobrist took time off to focus on his wife, Julianna, and their three children. The couple filed for divorce in May. → Read More

What's being done to prevent scooters from becoming projectiles during Hurricane Dorian?

Dockless electric scooters are all over Florida, and cities are working with the companies to remove and secure them ahead of Hurricane Dorian. → Read More

Live: Watch Hurricane Dorian as it churns through the Atlantic on track towards Florida

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to impact Florida as Category 4 storm. Watch live for the latest updates as it approaches the United States. → Read More

College Football Week 0: TV channel, streaming options for Miami vs. Florida, Arizona vs. Hawaii

The college football season starts small this weekend, with the Miami Hurricanes taking on the Florida Gators and Arizona making a trip to Hawaii. → Read More

TBI investigating after police shoot and kill man in Clinton

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating after police shot and killed a man in Clinton on Tuesday. → Read More

What is a Blue Alert and how are they applied in Tennessee?

A Blue Alert was issued in Tennessee to Curtis Ray Watson, who escaped the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Wednesday. → Read More

Watch live: Robert Mueller testifies in front of house judiciary committee

Watch a livestream as former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress on Wednesday. → Read More

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play 'epidemic'

"I get that it can take five hours to play out there, but it shouldn't take any over that," McIlroy said. → Read More

San Jose Sharks draft picks 2019: Round-by-round selections

Grades and results of the San Jose Sharks picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. → Read More

Toronto Maple Leafs draft picks 2019: Round-by-round selections

Grades and results of the Toronto Maple Leafs picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. → Read More

Boston Bruins draft picks 2019: Round-by-round selections

Grades and results of the Boston Bruins picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. → Read More

Tampa Bay Lightning draft picks 2019: Round-by-round selections

Grades and results of the Tampa Bay Lightning picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. → Read More

Nashville Predators draft picks 2019: Round-by-round selections

Grades and results of the Nashville Predators picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. → Read More

Philadelphia Flyers draft picks 2019: Round-by-round selection

Grades and results of the Philadelphia Flyers picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. → Read More

Florida Panthers draft picks 2019: Round-by-round selections

Grades and results of the Florida Panthers picks in the 2019 NHL entry Draft in Vancouver. → Read More