The October 2022 Edition

Are You Ready For Some . . . NHL Hockey? Looking at Preds’ Past, Present and Future By TOM WOOD / OCTOBER 7, 2022 It’s Opening Day for the Nashville Predators, who start their season with two games against the San Jose Sharks in Prague, Czech Republic on October 7-8 to kick off the National Hockey League’s Global Series. I have written two new articles about the Preds, Continue reading

The September 2022 Edition

College Football: Is It All About the Money? And Should Congress Enter the Fray? By TOM WOOD / SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 Doug Mathews has spent most of his adult life either playing, coaching, or talking about college football. So when writing about the issues facing college football for the Sept. 23-29 issue of the Ledger, the former Vanderbilt athlete and Tennessee assistant coach, and current sports talk radio Continue reading

The August 2022 Edition

Nashville Ledger Wins Tennessee Press Association Award for General Excellence By TOM WOOD / AUGUST 27, 2022 Congratulations to us! On Friday, August 26, the Nashville Ledger was named winner of the Tennessee Press Association’s top annual award for Division III General Excellence. The Ledger also took first place in four other categories, led by columnist Joe Rogers, who won two first place awards for Best Personal Column Continue reading

The 2022 Early August Edition

Roar of Big Machine Music City Grand Prix boosts a super-charged Nashville economy By TOM WOOD / AUGUST 4, 2022 That buzz you hear about Nashville’s booming economy will turn into a roar this weekend as the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix returns for its second running over downtown street course that includes crossing the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge. It’s a fun, food and concert festival Continue reading

The July 2022 Edition

Forsberg re-signing is key to Predators’ goal of closing gap on Stanley Cup champ Avs By TOM WOOD / JULY 14, 2022 Nashville Predators star forward Filip Forsberg has a new contract worth $68 million, a move sure to please the Stanley Cup-starved Smashville fan base, which gets to keep Forsberg in Nashville with the eight-year deal. The high-profile transaction – which includes no-move and no-trade clauses – Continue reading

The June 22 Racing Edition

Race officials address, work to avoid repeat of off-track issues that riled NASCAR fans By TOM WOOD / JUNE 24, 2022 Fans can expect to see lots of changes for the better if, not when, they return to Nashville Superspeedway this weekend for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400. As of this writing, hundreds of tickets — perhaps a couple thousand — seats remain unsold for an event Continue reading

The June 2022 Edition

Local Authors Are Gathering This Weekend At Franklin Book Festival – And You’re Invited By TOM WOOD / JUNE 2, 2022 Think of it as a big – a really big – book club meeting that you’ve been invited to join. The Authors Circle Franklin Book Festival is this weekend (June 4-5) at Williamson County Library, a gathering of some three dozen Nashville-area authors. It’s a free event Continue reading

The May 2022 Edition

What would it take for Nashville to host a Super Bowl? A new stadium and hotel rooms By TOM WOOD / May 13, 2022 Barring unforeseen circumstances, Nashville will host a Super Bowl before the end of the decade. I explore that possible scenario for the Ledger in its May 13-19 edition. That may sound like a bold prediction, but based on ongoing discussions between the Tennessee Titans, Continue reading

The April 2022 Edition

Author Womack – Just Like His PI Denton – Makes a Comeback in ‘Fade Up From Black’ By TOM WOOD / April 2, 2022 I first met Nashville author Steven Womack about a decade ago when I attended my first Killer Nashville writer’s conference. He’d been a journalist, like me, and I listened and learned to what he had to say about the writing process and publishing industry. Continue reading

The Feb.-March 2022 Edition

I first met Nashville author Steven Womack about a decade ago when I attended my first Killer Nashville writer’s conference. He’d been a journalist, like me, and I listened and learned to what he had to say about the writing process and publishing industry. I still am. Author Womack with his new book and 1994 Edgar Award -Courtesy of Steven Womack Our paths crossed occasionally Continue reading