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Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) is making some noise on the trail today — he’ll be in Nashville, Tenn. hosting his first of two scheduled campaign concerts this month. The concert will feature the Grammy-award winning Bluegrass group The Del McCoury Band and country singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell. The free event at the Ryman Auditorium begins at 3:30 p.m. Want less noise and more policy? Before the concert, Edwards is holding a press conference at noon to announce his details of his rural recovery plan at the Nashville Farmer’s Market.
Otherwise, it’s a light day for the campaigns. Here’s where other presidential candidates will be today:
* Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will also be in Tennessee — about three hours east from Edwards in Memphis — delivering the second of three major policy speeches this month. This one focuses on economic policy, specifically taxes, trade and curtailing government spending.
* After spending the weekend campaigning in “The Sunshine State,” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) jets to Wisconsin to host his Milwaukee-area kickoff at the Milwaukee Theater at 6 p.m.