World Cafe Nashville: New Music From Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch And More : World Cafe World Cafe's Nashville correspondent, Ann Powers, talks about the state of Music City and five new releases that she's excited about.
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It'll Take More Than A Tornado And A Pandemic To Stop The Music Of Nashville

It'll Take More Than A Tornado And A Pandemic To Stop The Music Of Nashville

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Jason Isbell performs at the To Nashville, With Love Benefit Concert on March 9. Amy Harris/AP hide caption

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Jason Isbell performs at the To Nashville, With Love Benefit Concert on March 9.

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The pandemic has hit the whole world hard, but the people of Nashville, Tenn., were still reeling from a devastating tornado when stay-at-home orders were issued. But the music hasn't stopped. Recently, World Cafe's Nashville correspondent, Ann Powers of NPR Music, joined me via video chat to talk about how her hometown is doing with everything that's happened. She also shares five new Nashville releases that she's excited about, which have been added to the top of our World Cafe Nashville playlist below.