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Twilight Years are Highlight Years -- Ronnie Reno Scores Top-Ten at Billboard

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 Lower Than LonesomeNashville, TN -- At age 67, "Bluegrass Music's Youngest Old-Timer," Ronnie Reno, has turned his twilight years into highlight years. Lessons Learned (his first release in over a decade and his debut album with Rural Rhythm Records) sits at #10 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart this week. This is not Reno's only appearance in this week's top ten. He also lent his talent to two additional albums, Country Grass by ?Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and Brotherhood by the Gibson Brothers.

Reno was also nominated on the 2nd ballot for Male Vocalist of the Year by the IBMA members for the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards to be held October 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Reno's success comes as he prepares to celebrate his 60th year in the music business at the renowned show, Music City Roots Live from the Factory, on August 5 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Reno will play selections from throughout his career, as well as a few from his latest album, Lessons Learned. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.musiccityroots.com. Fans across the nation can stream the show LIVE by clicking HERE. Nashville fans can catch the show on Hippie FM 94.5 FM.

The appropriately named Lessons Learned features 11 tracks that pull from Reno's experience as an artist, songwriter and TV host. His award-winning career is one of the most diverse and colorful in the industry working with a long list of seminal performers in both Bluegrass and Country, including Reno & Smiley, The Louvin Brothers, The Osborne Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Reno Brothers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Vassar Clements, Sammy Smith, Mac Wiseman and many others. Reno is backed by his band, The Reno Tradition and the rich harmony vocals of Sonya Isaacs. David Frizzell adds guest vocals to the only cover song on the album, a Lefty Frizzell classic. Programmers can still download the album at AirPlay Direct (click HERE). Lessons Learned is available for fans on iTunes, Amazon and wherever Bluegrass and Country music are sold.

Reno can still be seen on his weekly, longstanding television show “RENO’S OLD TIME MUSIC," which reaches an estimated 48 million homes and pulls 1.3 million monthly viewers on RFD-TV (click HERE for more information, air times and upcoming guests). Reno was named IBMA Broadcaster of the Year in 2013 for his work on this show.

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