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Jesse McReynolds Hosts Midnite Jamboree

Jesse McReynolds circa 1962
Jesse McReynolds circa 1962

As the Spring season begins it is a time for celebration! Yes, celebration! Not only of the changing of the weather here in the Metro Nashville, Tennessee area but of anniversaries, as well. Join me in celebrating the 50th Grand Ole Opry anniversary of Bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds as he hosts the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree.

A previous article was released by this author on February 28, 2014 profiling the background and accomplishments of this iconic Bluegrass entertainer. I will refer you to that article for which I have included a tag. I do extend an invitation to join the continuing celebration of this monumental accomplishment in the historic career of one of Americana music's most prolific performers.

The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree is 67 years strong. Ernest Tubb, who was one of Contry & Western music's first superstars began his now world famous enterprise, The Ernest Tubb Record Shops, as a way of bringing his genre of music to the fans and as a tribute to his idol, Jimmy Rogers (The Father of Country Music). Today, the show continues to bring weekly talent from the well known to the rising star to a weekly audience in the Texas Troubadour Theater located in Nashville's Music Valley Village. The show has become the second longest running live radio show in history. It can be heard through the acilities of 650AM WSM radio at midnight Central time each Saturday night. The show is always free, and many times proves to be the best show in town. It is not always known who may drop by to join the host on stage. A great example of that was during last week's Jamboree when Barbara Fairchild played hostess. She was joined on stage later in her show by The Whites (Buck, Sharon and Cheryl) and Connie Smith while in the audience enjoying the music were Ricky Skaggs and Marty Stuart.

For more information, please call (615) 889-2474. The Texas Troubadour Theater is located adjacent to the Ernest Tubb Record Shop #2 and behind the Fiddlers Inn in Music Valley Village. It is across the street from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort off McGavock Pike. We hope to see you there!