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A Taste of Nashville, Tennessee

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  1. Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is most notably known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City". According to United States Census Bureau the city has a population of 626,681.

  2. Although Nashville was never known as a jazz town, it did have many great jazz bands, including The Nashville Jazz Machine led by Dave Converse and its current version, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, led by Jim Williamson, as well as The Establishment, led by Billy Adair. Radio station WMOT-FM in nearby Murfreesboro has aided significantly in the recent revival of the city's jazz scene, as has the non-profit Nashville Jazz Workshop, which holds concerts and classes in a renovated building in the north Nashville neighborhood of Germantown. Fisk University also maintains a jazz station.

  3. As the "home of country music", Nashville has become a major music recording and production center. All of the Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area. Since the 1960s, Nashville has been the second biggest music production center (after New York) in the U.S. As of 2006, Nashville's music industry is estimated to have a total economic impact of $6.4 billion per year and to contribute 19,000 jobs to the Nashville area.

  4. Cashville: Nashville native Young Buck released a very successful rap album called Straight Outta Ca$hville that has popularized the nickname among a new generation.

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $39,797, and the median income for a family was $49,317.

  6. Nashville has a humid subtropical climate with generally mild to moderately cold winters, and hot, humid summers. Monthly averages range from 36.8 °F in January to 79.1 °F in July, with a diurnal temperature variation of 17 to 23 °F. In the winter months, snowfall does occur in Nashville but is usually not heavy. Average annual snowfall is about 9 inches, falling mostly in January and February and occasionally March and December. Rainfall is typically greater in winter and spring while autumn is the driest. Spring and fall are generally pleasantly warm but prone to severe thunderstorms, which occasionally bring tornadoes.

Nashville Radio Stations:

WKFN 540 AM Clarksville, TN Sports
WNSR 560 AM Brentwood, TN Sports
WLAC 1510 AM Nashville, TN News/Talk
W271AB (WPRT) 102.1 FM Nashville, TN Top-40
WPRT 102.5 FM Pegram, TN Top-40
WBOZ 104.9 FM Woodbury, TN Gospel Music
WUBT 101.1 FM Russellville, KY Hip Hop
WRFN (LPFM) 98.9 FM Pasquo, TN Variety
WQQK 92.1 FM Goodlettsville, TN Urban Contemporary
WMOT 89.5 FM Murfreesboro, TN Jazz
WFSK 88.1 FM Nashville, TN Fisk University Smooth Jazz
WECV 89.1 FM Nashville, TN Religious
WJXA 92.9 FM Nashville, TN Adult Contemporary
W271AB (WPRT) 102.1 FM Nashville, TN Top-40
WMDB 880 AM Nashville, TN Gospel Music
WLAC 1510 AM Nashville, TN News/Talk
WVOL 1470 AM Berry Hill, TN Urban Contemporary


Demographics of Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, TN – July 5, 2013 -- It’s official! Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III will succeed Bishop Paul S. Morton as Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. Morton, who will retire in 2015, founded FGBCFI 20 years ago, made the much anticipated announcement tonight in Louisville, KY among thousands of FGBCFI Conference Attendees and a world-wide television viewing audience. The appointment, which was determined by the votes of the FGBCFI Bishop’s Council, sends a powerful message of trust and respect in Walker, the 45 year old proven and successful leader.

Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III

“I’m humbled and thankful by this God ordained responsibility and opportunity. I’m so grateful for the confidence Bishop Morton and the Bishop’s Council has shown in choosing me as the next Presiding Bishop. Certainly, I am committed to the positive future of the Fellowship. I will continue to work hard each and every day to insure that the mission and vision established by our founder is fulfilled. We will remain strong, committed and undivided during this transition.”

Bishop Joseph Walker pastors one of the largest churches in the United States, Mt.Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, TN, which has grown from 175 members in 1992 to over 28,000 members today. Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one church, with three locations, offering 30+ ministries for social and economic enhancement of the Nashville community and abroad.

Named as one of the top 20 African-American Pastors in the country by, Walker sits on noteworthy national boards, including the board of the American Red Cross, and holds a Governor- appointed post on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. The influential leader, while preaching seven services per week at Mt.Zion Church, has an international internet, television and radio ministry reaching hundreds of thousands around the world.

Bishop Walker will assume his role during a season where the church culture is wrestling with an array of challenges and negative media surrounding it. An astute, spiritual motivator, Walker has turned tragedy and hardship into triumph and testimony: in 2005, his first wife passed away due to cancer; in 2007, his home was destroyed by fire; and in 2012, a flurry of baseless and unmerited lawsuit allegations were filed against him. The adversities have tempered Walker to be a leader prepared to lead a movement. In 2009, Bishop Walker remarried; in 2009, Bishop Walker’s home was restored; and in 2012, the lawsuit allegations were dismissed 100% by the Tennessee Judiciary. As a champion of the faith, Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III continues to carry the message of love, faith and hope that has inspired the world for more than 2,000 years.

In 1992, Bishop Paul S. Morton founded the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, a movement to lead and teach born-again Christians how to become more strongly grounded in their faith in Jesus. FGBCFI is one of the largest African American Protestant religious organizations in the United States with an estimated 2 million members. FGBCFI headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA.

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About Bishop Joseph Walker, III:
Noted as one of the most educated and influential leaders in the ministerial community, Bishop Walker, born in Shreveport, LA, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University; a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is the author of 8 books, including the current top selling title, “Becoming A Couple of Destiny. Bishop Walker also serves as the Bishop of Senior Pastors within the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. Walker is married to the former Dr. Stephaine Hale. She is the Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Vanderbilt University and they have one beautiful daughter, Jovanni Willow Walker.

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Famous Blacks from Nashville, Tennessee


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Businesses in Nashville, Tennessee

A small percentage of the businesses listed on may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. Alkebu-lan Images -  Category: Natural Woman/Hair Products -  2721 Jefferson Street Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 321-4111

  2. Anointed Hands Hair Creations -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 1201 Villa Pl. Suite 100 - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 568-2100   - (visit website)

  3. Brook Taylor's Salon & Nail Spa -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 3041-C Dickerson Pike - Nashville TN (615) 589-8863

  4. Collanthia's Creations -  Category: Black Hair Salons - P.O Box 68441 - Nashville TN (615) 294-7516

  5. Divine Interventions Beauty Emporium -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 327 Rural Hill Rd - Nashville TN (615) 586-0399

  6. Family Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  7 28th Ave N. Nashville, TN (615) 340-0007

  7. G-Spot Barber & Styles -  Category: Barber -   573 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, (615) 883-1371

  8. Hair By Tina -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 2701 Jefferson Street - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 509-5686   - (visit website)

  9. Hairstyles by Brandi -  Category: Black Hair Salons - Valley Court Nashville TN (615) 335-5439

  10. J'Larie Natural Hairstyles -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 2605 Jones Ave - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 323-5292 - (615) 589-8863   - (visit website)

  11. Kinky Rootz Natural Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 121 21st Avenue North - Nashville TN (615) 579-0995  - (visit website)

  12. Michael’s Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  3931 Clarksville Pke. Nashville, TN (615) 876-0098

  13. Naturally You -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 3926 Gallatin Road - Nashville TN (615) 485-6936

  14. Paul’s Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  37 Lewis St. Nashville, TN (615) 726-0232

  15. Phat Cuts Barbershop -  Category: Barber -  123 Ewing Dr. Nashville, TN (615) 226-2714

  16. Platinum Cutz -  Category: Barber -   514 Gallatin Pike South Nashville, TN (615) 868-0096

  17. Quick Cuts Barbershop -  Category: Barber -   620 Gallatin Pike North Nashville, TN (615) 868-9400

  18. Right Touch Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  1702 Jefferson St. Nashville, TN (615) 321-4585

  19. S and E Hair and Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  2275 Murfreesboro Pike Suit 106 Nashville, TN 37221 (615) 366-8001

  20. Sheek Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons - Trendy, Stylish, Elegant. Specializing in Extensions and Healthy hair care. Makeup and Lashes. SHEEK SALON distributes 100% virgin remy and Indian hair. Design Essential retail line and Redken products. Call or walk in for an Appointment.   - 6207 Charlotte Pike Suite B. - Nashville TN (615) 299-7737   - (visit website)

  21. Stylz Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  1216 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville, TN (615) 292-9996

  22. The Root of You Salon and Day Spa -  Category: African American Spa -  1511 Historical Jefferson Street - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 321-2525

  23. The Shop -  Category: Barber -   5320 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN (615) 837-4450

  24. Unity Hair & Skin Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -  2711 Anderson Road - Nashville TN (615) 366-9899

  25. What a Day Salon and Spa -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 1463 Bell Road - Nashville TN (615) 445-7966



  1. African American History Foundation of Nashville Inc -  Category: Cultural - The foundation seeks to promote, create and build a museum to serve as a repository for artifacts of local, state, national and international range representing African American culture -  6717 Centennial Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37209-1017 (615) 350-8617

  2. The African American's Total Publishing Solution Company Ethnic Image Books & More, -  Category: African American Publishers   3023 Nolensville Pike, Suite C - Nashville, TN 37211 - (615) 832-1101



  1. Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore & Gift Shop -  Category: Book Store -  2721 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208, (615) 321-4111

  2. Katherine Ross -  Category: Business Services -  AmeriPlan Independent Business Owner   - Nashville TN 37207 (404) 545-6136  - (visit website)

  3. Book World -  Category: Book Store -  499 Merrit Ave. Nashville, TN 37203, (206) 759-4680

  4. Ethnic Image Books & More -  Category: Book Store -  3023 Nolensville Pike, Suite C, Nashville, TN 37211, (615) 832-1101

  5. Fisk University -  Category: Historically Black Colleges -   1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-4501 (615) 329-8500   - (visit website)

  6. Home Lending Source -  Category: Real Estate -  Here at The Home Lending Source, we take great pride in the ability to offer the most complete selection of financial options available. We are a full service mortgage banker with an experienced, knowledgeable staff who will work closely with you offering you both guidance and support in recommending mortgage solutions that meet your financial situation. Please give me a call personally with any or your mortgage financial questions and concerns!   - 565 Marriott Dr. Suite #225 - Nashville TN (615) 627-4878   - (visit website)

  7. Hoskins & Company, PC -  Category: Accountants -  Nashville TN (615) 321-7333

  8. Meharry Medical College -  Category: Historically Black Colleges -  1005 Db Todd Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 327-6111   - (visit website)

  9. Orville C. Campbell, M.D. -  Category: Internal Medicine, Nephrology -  2410 Patterson St. Suite 402, Park View Bldg. Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 322-9593

  10. Tennessee State University -  Category: Historically Black Colleges -  3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561 (615) 963-5111   - (visit website)

  11. The Tennessee Tribune -  Category: African American Newspaper -   1818 Morena Street, Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 321-3268

  12. 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -   One Vantage Way, Suite E-200 Nashville, TN 37228



  1. At the Table Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   907 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN (615) 242-0077   - (visit website)

  2. Carolyn's Homestyle Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - From the Owner: "We are known for our outstanding food and services. All menu items are prepared to order and made from the freshest ingredients." -   1305 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN (615) 329-8080   - (visit website)

  3. Monell's Dining & Catering -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN (615) 248-4747   - (visit website)

  4. Neely’s Barbecue -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Great for family outings 15 minutes from any where in Nashville -   Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN (615) 251-8895   - (visit website)

  5. Sands Soul Food Diner -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - REVIEW: "Fried bologna is cut thick with onions fried to tender sweetness." -   937 Locklayer Street, Nashville, TN (615) 742-1652

  6. Swett's Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2725 Clifton Avenue, Nashville, TN (615) 329-4418   - (visit website)

  7. The Pie Wagon -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1302 Division Street, Nashville, TN (615) 256-5893   - (visit website)

  8. Xavier's Exquisite Cuisine -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - From the Owner: "Home Cooking - Done Right!" -   3302 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN (615) 329-8080   - (visit website)



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NASHVILLE, Tenn., (October 31, 2013) – Nashville Life Christian Church (NLCC) is collecting toiletries, clothes, winter coats and blankets for Covering Nashville – an initiative to cover homeless families in Nashville this cold, holiday season. Pastors Alvin and CeCe Love started NLCC in March 2012 to empower passionate people to influence and impact nations for the cause of the Kingdom. Since its start, the church has grown to over 100 families, young adults and couples. Services are Sundays at 2:00 P.M. in Wallace Chapel on the campus of Christ Church-Brentwood.


Officials with the Metro Homelessness Commission report that Nashville has about 4,000 homeless individuals, families, and children on any given night. Last year, the Nashville Metro Public Schools reported having 2,049 homeless children in their school system. However, not all homeless children are accounted for – it is noted that most parents who are homeless do not report their living status for fear of losing their children.

As the holiday season approaches, Nashville Life Christian Church (NLCC) is boldly taking on the challenge to collect more than 1,000 blankets for homeless individuals and families in Nashville to hand deliver them on Saturday, November 23rd. NLCC is also asking the community to donate toiletries, clothes, sleeping bags and blankets to this endeavor, in hopes to provide extra comfort during the cold, winter months approaching.

“As the pastor of this church, we are blessed to be a blessing to those who are less fortunate. Jesus said in Matthew 25:40, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these, my brothers and sisters; you were doing it to me.' We are hopeful that others will hear about our efforts and want to contribute to this worthy cause.

There are thousands of men, women and even children who are living on the streets of Nashville, and we as a church feel the responsibility to help those in need.” -Alvin Love, II Senior Pastor of Nashville Life Christian Church If your family, church, business, and/or organization would like to donate items, please find the collection details below:

Sunday, Nov. 10th and Nov. 17th
Christ Church
Wallace Chapel
15354 Old Hickory Boulevard
Brentwood, TN 37211
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

A full list of the acceptable items to donate can be found at Covering Nashville’s registries at Wal-Mart, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. In addition, monetary donations can be made on NLCC’s website for Missions.

About Nashville Life Christian Church
In November 2011, Alvin and CeCe Love hosted a discipleship ministry school in their home led by Bram and Dianne Manusama from Melbourne, Australia. Most of the attendees were young adults who were their son Alvin’s friends and acquaintances. The school was so successful that the Loves asked the Manusamas to return in March 2012. This time more than 80 people participated and their lives were radically changed. After seeing how many individuals were transformed, Alvin and CeCe asked how many of those who attended were without a church home. About half of the hands went up, and the Loves knew it was time to start the work. It was crystal clear to them both that this was the time to raise up a congregation, and Nashville Life Christian Church was birthed. On March 28, 2012, Nashville Life held it’s first official service in the Love’s home with thirty-four people in attendance. It now meets in Wallace Chapel on the campus of Christ Church.


For further information, please contact:
Isiah Tatum
(501) 412-9188


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  1. Ame Church -  500 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN (615) 242-1420  - (visit website)

  2. Bethel AME Church -  1300 South Street, Nashville, TN (615) 256-1509

  3. House of God Church -  2717 West Heiman Street, Nashville, TN (615) 329-1625  - (visit website)

  4. Lee Chapel AME Church -  1732 Scovel Street, Nashville, TN (615) 320-0260

  5. Mount Zion Baptist Church -  1112 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN (615) 254-7296 - (visit website)

  6. National Baptist World Center -  1700 Baptist World Center Drive, Nashville, TN (615) 228-6292  - (visit website)

  7. Nashville Life Christian Church -   15354 Old Hickory Boulevard Nashville, TN Nashville, Tennessee 37211  - (visit website)

  8. Payne Chapel AME Church -  212 Neill Avenue, Nashville, TN (615) 262-3675  - (visit website)

  9. St James Ame Church -  1501 Straightway Avenue, Nashville, TN (615) 226-2386

  10. St Paul's Ame Church -  3340 W Hamilton Ave, Nashville, TN (615) 876-7219  - (visit website)



  1. B.B. Kings Restaurant & Blues Club -  Category: Entertainment - BB King's is located on the corner of Commerce and Second Avenue. Downtown in "The District", one block west of the river and four blocks east of the Nashville Convention Center. -   152 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN (615) 256-2727   - (visit website)

  2. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar -  Category: Entertainment - Nashville's premiere live entertainment venue for blues music, great Cajun American food -   220 Printers Alley , Nashville, TN (615) 242-5837 - (visit website)

  3. Limelight -  Category: Music Venues   201 Woodland St. Nashville, TN 37213 (615) 780-3099 - (reviews)



  1. Annual African Street Festival
    (September)   Held annually for over 25 years on the historic main campus of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.   - (visit website)

    This phenomenal, family-oriented festival has grown continuously and now attracts thousands who are interested in African and African American culture.

  2. Kinfolks Foundation's Soul Food Festival
    (July) Corporate Headquarters: Post Office Box 50123 - Midwest City, OK 73140 Tel: 405-657-1704 - Fax: 904-354-5252 - Email:   - (visit website)

    Bringing together families & friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of reunion, fellowship and live national award winning entertainment.




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