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Re: “Loretta Lynn hasn't quit working, and her fans haven't quit loving her

First ever headlining show at the Ryman? That can't be possible!

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Re: “Loretta Lynn hasn't quit working, and her fans haven't quit loving her

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Posted by baihehuao on 09/13/2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Loretta Lynn hasn't quit working, and her fans haven't quit loving her

Mrs loretta you are wonderful and so sweet I love yyour muisc for a long time and your movie you do have a great voice I

Posted by Joyce Miller on 09/12/2014 at 5:29 PM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

Do not be fooled. I have looked at this girl's case and the documentary.
She really had a horrible life as a child. There is no debating that.

Here is the thing. The girl is a true Sociopath.

She has all the text book characteristics. Very charming, smart, witty, confident and MANIPULATIVE and CONTROLLING when she wants to be.

The most telltale sign is the lack of empathy.

There is no cure for a Sociopath. Especially a violent sociopath at that. (a.k.a Psychopath)

If you let her out she will cause destruction once again.

The only cure for a psychopath is a miracle from God !

Posted by buddy on 09/12/2014 at 3:53 PM
Posted by Susan Allen on 09/12/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

Before reading this story I seen a report on TV about a man who rapped and murdered two young women who at first got an eight year sentence of manslaughter. Then on the second was sentence to two life sentences. That man knew what he was doing and did it twice. I feel that this young woman who society has failed should indeed be punished but given a second chance. People have gotten so use to the justice system being for people who have no regrets for their crimes. they've forgotten its also for people to learn for their mistakes and learn how to be put back into society. this young lady has done her time and have been rehabilitated she deserves her second chance, and we as a people should make it where more people who have made mistakes gets another chance.

Posted by Peace on 09/12/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

NOTE: I am NOT a Christian, although I have met the man and his kids. He is no friend of mine, nor do I consider him an enemy.



I keep reading "cold blooded murder."

No, it was not cold blooded murder. Cold blooded murder is PLANNED and DELIBERATELY EXECUTED. This was HOT blooded murder. Unreasonable VICIOUS animal rage in the heat of anger BY an animal. It was not "cold blooded." Has Davis changed? Truthfully only God knows for sure.


However, we can address the argument that him living in a nice house proves that he never really changed. Is it reasonable to assume that BECAUSE he lives in a nice house THEREFORE his change was not genuine? No, I do not think so. And in fact I think the OPPOSITE is more likely: BECAUSE he lives in a nice house (and has been successful) it is MORE likely that he has changed. Why? Because that murder, as VICIOUS as it was, was IMPULSIVE. Impulsive people do not execute the kind of CAREFUL PLANNING and FORESIGHT needed to have the MASSIVE success he has had, even if it is the case that God is not actually the reason, and only Davis' own talents are the reason.


It could indeed be that God has blessed him (and yuck to that, cries my human instinct for Justice; but then, the Bible certainly has examples of bad men who repent and are later blessed by God). It could also indeed be that God is NOT actually behind any of the success Davis has had. In fact, it could very well be that Davis' own GUILT is the driving factor; perhaps he felt the need to succeed at what he considers "doing good" to ATONE for his crime? Naturally, assuming he is an actual believer, at some point he would have to come to accept the doctrine that God has forgiven him, and removed his guilt. At which point little would change in his efforts, other than his own attitude.

Regardless of whether or not God has changed Davis, I find it hard to believe that there HASN'T been a change. Because again, that murder was the act of someone who does not plan or think ahead, but Davis life since prison is the exact opposite of that: everything he has done has since been moves toward succeeding in ministry. A focused, long term goal or set of goals is not the sort of thing you see from a person who lives reactionary and by their emotions.


In short: either God miraculously saved Davis or Davis has learned to alter the way his thoughts and emotions operate. Either way, SOMETHING has changed in the man.

Posted by Ben Jewstein on 09/12/2014 at 3:10 AM

Re: “Loretta Lynn hasn't quit working, and her fans haven't quit loving her

Having already posted my favorite Loretta Lynn story (http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/loretta-lynn-talks-about-her-reissued-memoir-and-her-new-tribute-cd-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-her-first-single/Content?oid=1919401), I want to reiterate my appreciation as the recipient of a gold album following the success of the MCA album, LORETTA.

Ken Kittinger, who designed the lovely plaque, like Loretta seems to be all but forgotten by Music Row these days. Our industry needs to regularly remind the elderly and/or infirm how much we (continue) to appreciate them while they are still among us (or, given the too frequent randomness in what is thought to be the length of the life cycle, is it while we are still among them?)

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 09/11/2014 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Loretta Lynn hasn't quit working, and her fans haven't quit loving her

Mrs.loretta I have loved I sence I was bout 10 now I'm 63 an I still haven't seen u in person I have been trying with every shreds of my being I don't supposed you get these letters ur self but I can hope u will read it I wod sure like a pass to see u before I die

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Posted by Dolly Taylor on 09/11/2014 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Loretta Lynn hasn't quit working, and her fans haven't quit loving her

She look so sad here and I am sorry she does one of the most wonderful singer in the world and with all she does for everone. She has a very Beautiful smile that God gave her with a very woinderful Voice . Love to hear her sing with that beautiful Smile as she alway has. GOD BLESS you for ever.

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Posted by Sharmane Morse on 09/11/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

Would you let a rehabilitated child molester be your child's grade school teacher? NO! So there is no way in hell I would let a admitted and convicted murder lead my church. He should be in prison.

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Posted by cornerstone is a joke on 09/08/2014 at 5:53 PM

Re: “The Titans and the Preds are back in business — and two veteran photographers have the hottest seats in the house

Donn..what a wonderul story & super photos that I had not seen! I am happy to corroborate your skill as one tremendous photographer as demonstrated in the many awesome photos of my granddaughters, Avery & Lila!! Great recognition and well-deserved...Congratulaions!! Nikki

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Posted by PromPrincess on 09/06/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “The Titans and the Preds are back in business — and two veteran photographers have the hottest seats in the house

Some well-deserved recognition for some awesome photogs!

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Posted by Dipti Vaidya on 09/05/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The Titans and the Preds are back in business — and two veteran photographers have the hottest seats in the house

Most people have no idea of how much artistry there is in photography. Anyone can aim a camera and take a picture, but it takes a photographer to capture an image that speaks for itself.

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Posted by Patrick Keohane on 09/05/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “The Titans and the Preds are back in business — and two veteran photographers have the hottest seats in the house

Great seeing this article about John and Donn. I've had the pleasure of working with John for the full seven years he's been at Vanderbilt, and you couldn't ask for a better colleague and friend (who also happens to be one of the most talented guys in the business.)

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Posted by Jenny Mandeville on 09/04/2014 at 3:57 PM

Re: “The Titans and the Preds are back in business — and two veteran photographers have the hottest seats in the house

About time these two receive some coverage. However, the best photos Don Jones took were for that phone dating service before the internet. It was shot at Candy/Vandyland and included a handsome devil looking for a fellow condiment lover. Ads increased from 1/2 half page to 3 or more full pages. Wonder what became of that handsome devil?

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Posted by Glen Pafford on 09/04/2014 at 8:08 AM

Re: “25th Annual You Are So Nashville If...

Your friends at the Scene always choose your "You Are So Nashville If" entry.

Posted by Billy DoRag Carroll on 09/03/2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “A Nashville woman battles a three-year legal ordeal — on charges of neglecting a child she didn't know

this is the kind of reporting and cover article I like to see from the Scene. Have I wondered what it's like to stand outside in a gorilla suit hawking products on a street corner? NO. more of the former type of story, please.

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Posted by Further on 08/29/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

She is innocent because she was only 16. She lives a disadvantaged childhood, being abused by nearly everybody she gained trust with. This young girl was protecting herself from getting killed first. Yes she was on drugs when she made her statements to the police. It is unfair and against womans rights!!! I wish there was something more all her supporters can do to at least get her out at a reasonable age. So she can start a new life. How many 16 yr olds screw up?? All 16 yr olds screw up. But not all are abused and neglected as children either. She is not a cold blooded murder, it was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And having no good role models around her through her up bringing is a sad reality of what can happen when your treated like a piece of shit your whole life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by Yasmin Shelton on 08/29/2014 at 6:05 AM

Re: “A Nashville woman battles a three-year legal ordeal — on charges of neglecting a child she didn't know

This is a good article.

I can see why people don't always trust the police or the system.

I'm sure there is another side to the story, but Barnett's involvement is so incidental and by happenstance that I'm not sure what other considerations could make me think she is at all responsible.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/28/2014 at 11:44 AM

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