While not Opry news, it involves WSM and a new live show that they are presenting:
WSM 650-AM is proud to announce the launch of "Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe," a weekly show built on the remarkable Americana music scene and the legacy of WSM's historic roots in live radio. Airing Wednesday nights from 7-9pm CST live from the Loveless Barn, at the intersection of Highway 100 and the Natchez Trace Parkway, "Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe" is the newest addition to the grand tradition of live music programming on WSM, the historic broadcaster that laid the foundation of Nashville's music industry.
Opening night, October 14, 2009, will feature Americana icon Emmylou Harris, the acclaimed duo of Pam Rose and Mary Ann Kennedy, as well as emerging artists Annie Crane and Robin Ainger.
The official announcement came at the 2009 Americana Conference in Nashville, TN. Legendary WSM will carry the frist new weekly live music show in over 40 years-Music City Roots, LIVE from the Loveless Cafe. The New York Times called the Americana music scene "the coolest music scene" today. Upcoming acts include a who's who in Americana, Bluegrass, and Alternative Country world. Loveless Cafe entrepreneur Tom Morales says, "It's the most exciting movemement we've seen in a long time. The heritage of WSM in this town speaks for itself, and we're proud to be a part of the next generation history."
After the Music City Roots show, the music continues at the Loveless Barn with Eddie Stubbs doing his popular "Way Back Wednesdays" theme show, brought to you by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Vinyl enthusiasts will be delighted, as Eddie, "The Encyclopedia" of Country Music, digs deep into his vault of treasured recordings and spins rare records before a live and enthusiastic audience.
10/14/09: Emmylou Harris, Pam Rose, and Mary Ann Kennedy.
10/21/09: Sam Bush, Mike Farris, and Miss Tess and The Bon Ton Parade.
10/28/09: Dex Romweber Duo, Peter Bradley Adams, Scott Miller, and Jonny Corndawg.
11/04/09: Missy Raines and The New Hip, The Grascals, and James Intveld.
>It is always nice to see live music programming on WSM, or on any station for that matter. I wish the show lots of luck.