A boundary-shattering country music superstar. A legendary folk songwriter. Two iconic leaders — and friends — from Nashville’s civil rights movement. Two personalities from one of Nashville’s most beloved longtime restaurants. An inspirational band director. A colorful drag queen.
These are just a few of the many Nashvillians, former Nashvillians and other locally significant folks our city lost over the course of 2020. In our annual In Memoriam issue, we at the Scene commemorate some of the irreplaceable figures who died over the past year. Read on and remember.