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Though it’s a hub for country performers, Music City’s other artists were once thought to suffer from the “Nashville Curse.” According to Nashville Scene, the hex began in the early ‘80s, when next-big-thing rockers Jason & the Nashville Scorchers took the word “Nashville” out of their name to get a record deal — but then never hit it big. No non-country artist from the city scored a platinum record until the pop-emo band Paramore did it with their album “Riot!” in 2007.