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'Stay At Home Jam' helps residents know what's happening, stay entertained

Posted at 6:36 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 19:36:28-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A small group of Hendersonville leaders has created an online daily show to educate and entertain the citizens during the COVID-19 shutdown.

The Stay At Home Jam is released every day at 11 a.m. on the Hendersonville Hometown Jam Facebook and Instagram pages and features local artists and businesses.

The two city leaders running the show are Alderman Scott Sprouse and City Parks Director Andy Gilley.

For the people who watch it, it's a great way to stay informed on how the city is handling the coronavirus.

"Today, they talked about we're going to have litter pick up tomorrow and different things we have with sports for the children. It's nice to hear all of those things first hand," said Cathy Basile.

On Friday, the people running the show were talking about how the city will reopen. They said reopening will be more difficult than closing down.

Drew Parker was the first musician to play on the show when it opened on March 25. He was touring with Luke Combs but wanted to share his music with people who needed to be cheered up.

"Being able to share my music and my outlook on things through music, it is a way for them to get on there and express my solace for them," said Parker. "I think music can help, and does for me, make everything feel normal."