JASON ISBELL IS NAMED COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME’S LATEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Jason Isbell will be the artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for 2017. He will present three intimate and unique performances at 7 p.m. on December 5, 12 and 19 in the museum’s CMA Theater. Established in 2003, the museum’s artist-in-residence program honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. “The Nashville Sound” singer joins a prestigious group of past honorees that includes Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson and 2015 artist-in-residence Rosanne Cash. Ticket prices for each show range from $49.50 to $85.50 (plus ticketing fees). Ticket sales are limited to four tickets per transaction on a first come, first served basis, are nonrefundable and can be purchased at CountryMusicHallOfFame.org.
$105 MILLION HARPETH SQUARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY
The Franklin landscape is going to look a little different with the advent of the new Harpeth Square. Considered the last significant development opportunity in downtown Franklin, Harpeth Square will be anchored by a Curio Hilton Hotel along with 150 leased residences. The project, which spans an entire city block from Main Street to Bridge Street and First to Second Avenues, also includes 15,000 square feet of retail space, 3,600 square feet of office space and a 597 space, five-story parking garage. The projected completion date is around May 2019 on the hotel side, with the apartments and retail components opened by November 2019.