Around Town: Paramore, Pop Songwriter, And Fire Prevention

Paramore's Hayley Williams and Jeremy Davis  Photo: Akshay Bhansali/ MTV News

Paramore's Hayley Williams and Jeremy Davis Photo: Akshay Bhansali/ MTV News

Members of Franklin, TN based rock band Paramore gave MTV News a tour of their hometown recently. The band stopped at Puckett’s Restaurant and Grocery in Historic Downtown for lunch. Paramore’s third studio album, Brand New Eyes is releasing nationwide today (9/29) through Fueled by Ramen. The feature can be seen on the MTV News Web site.

Also in Franklin, young actress Amanda Waters is getting a lot of attention. She has appeared in several family friendly films and was also chosen to be the modern face of Laura Ingalls Wilder on the cover of the newly updated Little House on the Prairie books. Waters also plays in the new movie, Mandie & the Secret Tunnel, which will have its Tennessee premier at The Factory in Franklin on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7pm.  Tickets are available to the public.


A fire across the street from the Big Machine/Valory/Republic Nashville headquarters last week was quickly put under control thanks to the Nashville Fire Department. Valory and Big Machine staffers came out to support the Fire Department and are pictured below: (L-R) Justin McIntosh, Jack Purcell, Whitney Sutton, Kelly Rich, Lindsey Jackson, David Beller, Scott Borchetta, Erik Powell, Jon Loba, Jayme Austin, George Briner, Allison Jones, JoJamie Hahr, Andrew Kautz, Nikki Burns, Harry Lyons, Wayne Milligan, Natalie Kilgore and Bobby Young.

Andy Dodd, writer of hits for Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Camp Rock and Jesse McCartney, dropped by the ASCAP office in his “new” hometown last week. Pictured (L-R) are ASCAP VP/GM Marc Driskill, Dodd, and ASCAP VP Dan Keen.



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