Robyn Taylor’s Bird Song Studio serenades its guests

By Tessa Resko, Studio M staff // Nestled on a hill in the sleepy town of Woodbury, Tenn., sits a reimagined Presbyterian Church with a soft yellow door. This is the site of Robyn Taylor’s Bird Song Studio. The main room has been transformed into a concert venue, a home, a recording studio and a…

WMOT Roots Radio shares big plans for 2018

By Jamie A. Cooley, Studio M staff //  In just over a year on the air, the new-and-improved WMOT Roots Radio has positioned itself as a major force in the Nashville-area music scene as a full-time Americana radio station. Run from the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, WMOT has made many updates to the…

Dalton Stocks finds happiness writing sad songs

By Marissa Gaston, Studio M staff //  “I write a lot of songs about people dying. That’s kinda weird,” says Dalton Stocks, who’s about play a sad song in his tiny bedroom in the back of his uncle’s house in Nashville. At 19, the musician has a lot of material: surviving a car accident that…

Franklin sisters turn their love of music into a thriving record shop

By Rachel Blackwell, Studio M staff // Throughout their childhood, sisters Brenna Gentry and Calvert Gentry McMahan spent hours upon hours listening to their parent’s vinyl record collection. Years later, the fourth-generation Franklin, Tennessee, natives have brought back their youthful musical passion by co-founding Luna Record Shop at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. “Records were…

Looking back at Murphy Center’s musical history

By Brinley Hineman, Studio M staff // Since 1973, Murphy Center, located on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus, has created history in Murfreesboro. Elvis Presley performed four sold-out shows there. Musical legends such as Elton John, The Who, Eagles, Journey left their legacy behind in the small town. On Nov. 17, 1987, Fleetwood Mac headlined…