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We’re thrilled to announce that Jay McDowell will be a guest at the Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo! Jay McDowell played bass in the “Mother of all Hillbilly bands,”  BR5-49. In 1995, five young musicians signed a record deal with Arista Records based on their reputation of playing marathon sets for tips at Robert’s Western World in Nashville’s Lower Broad section of Honky-Tonks.  The part of town had been on the decline ever since the Grand Ole Opry moved out of the Ryman Auditorium and took all of the tourists with it to the new Opryland location.   The movement that BR5-49 helped to create, led to a resurgence of the night-life in that little block of Broadway between 4th and 5th Avenues.  The once...