Holly Gleason, our longtime pal and Nashville correspondent, received her MFA in writing over the weekend in Louisville. We don’t know why she felt like she needed a graduate degree in writing, but she did it, and we congratulate her (mebbe she’ll give us some tips).

Holly's elevated chops will come in mighty handy as we prep our second annual Nashville Spotlight Special Issue, dated July 3.

Pictured surrounding Holly at the celebration are Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers (whose debut album will drop in 2016), Food Activist Handbook author/activist Ali Berlow and Rita Cossette. The champagne they're sipping was provided by a prominent Music City player; we can’t reveal his name, but he’s a darling.