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Ronnie Reno on Top-Ten, Prepares for Music City Roots' 60th Anniversary

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 Lessons LearnedNashville, TN -- Ronnie Reno returns to the Top-Ten of Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart this week at #8 with his first solo release in over a decade, Lessons Learned (Rural Rhythm Records). Climbing from the #10 position reported three weeks ago, the appropriately named Lessons Learned is a bit of a musical nod and Reno's personal reflection on his storied music career as an award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and television host. (Lessons Learned is available for fans on iTunes, Amazon and wherever Bluegrass and Country music are sold.)

This latest success comes as Reno prepares to celebrate his diamond anniversary and mark his 60th year in the music business on the renowned "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 Lessons Learned. Reno shares the bill with Rex Allen Jr., Carolyn Wonderland and newcomer Bela. 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 94.5 FM. For more information on Ronnie Reno, please visit www.RonnieReno.com.

Reno's six-decade 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 music. Also known as "Bluegrass Music's Youngest Old-Timer," Reno started his career in 1955 at the age of 8 (just a half a generation behind the founding fathers of Bluegrass). Reno cut his musical teeth in his father's band,the Hall of Fame duo, Reno & Smiley. He went on to perform alongside and work with some of the most legendary performers of our time at the height of their commercial success, including The Louvin Brothers, The Osborne Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Reno Brothers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Vassar Clements, Sammy Smith and Mac Wiseman, just to name a few.

The effervescent 67 year old continues to turn his twilight years into highlight years and shows no signs of slowing. Reno was recently 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. Reno can can also 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).

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