Former Knoxville News Sentinel music writer Wayne Bledsoe and Cinegraphic Archives and Preservation archivist Bradley Reeves' collaboration to tell the story of Knoxville songwriter Arthur Q. Smith has earned them both a Grammy nomination. Bledsoe and Reeves' 123-page book that is included with "Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble With The Truth," a two-CD set featuring recordings of Smith's songs and demos from Smith himself, has been nominated in the Best Album Notes category.
When Knoxville singer-songwriter David Francisco steps on stage at Asheville's Wedge at Foundation on Sept. 30, it won’t just be special because performing at the Wedge is an achievement for any struggling performer. It will be special because Francisco was told he would probably never walk again. Francisco moved from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Nashville in the spring of 2016 to study recording engineering at Blackbird Studio.
The mastodon was one of the heaviest animals to ever roam North America during the age of humans. The large cousin of the woolly mammoth became extinct 10,000 years ago or so, but the band that took on the animal’s name seems to be in its prime. It’s the odd heavy rock group that seems to draw fans from across the spectrum.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".