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Top Nashville news: Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus; inmates making face masks; more

Top Nashville news: Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus; inmates making face masks; more
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By Hoodline - Published on March 31, 2020.

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Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping, rock-tinged singles such as "Home" and "Pickup Man" has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.

Read the full story on NBC 7 San Diego.

Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music names new dean

Vanderbilt University has named Lorenzo Candelaria as dean of the Blair School of Music. Candelaria has been a tenured professor of music and dean at Purchase College, State University of New York, for two years. 

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

Inmates making protective face masks for health care workers

The Tennessee Department of Corrections said offenders working in the TRICOR textile plant in East Tennessee are making protective face masks for medical staff across the state.

Read the full story on WNCN.


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