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Reno's Old Time Music A Harvest of Bluegrass Best

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Hats Off to BluegrassNashville, TN -- Throughout the years, countless incredible guests have appeared on Reno's Old Time Music, and undoubtedly, some of the best Bluegrass television performances have played out upon the stages of this longstanding TV show. From the Band of Ruhks (one of the most-popular shows from earlier this year), to another episode of "Front Porch Gospel" (a collection of the best Gospel performances), to two new episodes of the brand new series "Hats Off to Bluegrass" (a compilation of the best performances ever captured), co-hosted by Rhonda Vincent and Sierra Hull, November's lineup will harvest a collection of Bluegrass' best and the fans will reap the blessing! For more information on Reno's Old Time Music, please visit www.RonnieReno.com and click on the TV Show tab.

Reno's Old Time Music airs weekly in prime time on Saturday night at 7:00 P.M. Eastern and on Thursday morning at 6:30 A.M. Eastern on RFD-TV and is sponsored by Derksen Portable Buildings and the Old Time Music Store (click HERE for more information and for exact times in your area).

November 7 – 12: Hats Off to Bluegrass: Co-hosted by Rhonda Vincent
Reno's Old Time Music will premiere another new episode of “Hats Off to Bluegrass,” a brand new series of shows paying homage to the best performances by its guests throughout the years. Each episode is co-hosted by Ronnie Reno and one of today's biggest Bluegrass stars, who will talk about each performance and do a little "super pickin'" of their own. This show's co-host will be the reigning "Queen of Bluegrass," the lovely and talented Rhonda Vincent.
 
In addition to being the most award-winning band in Bluegrass music history, (Rhonda and her band, The Rage, have taken home massive amounts of honors, totaling over 100 awards), Vincent, 15-time “Entertainer of the Year,” has established herself as one of the most visible, best-selling artists in the genre, whose cross-over appeal stretches well into the mainstream media. Rhonda has also performed and recorded with the best of the best, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Daryle Singletary, Richard Marx, Hank Williams Jr. and many more.
November 14-19: Band of Ruhks:
Since the release of their self-titled CD earlier this year, Band of Ruhks has everyone’s attention. Their appearance on “Reno’s Old Time Music,” was no exception, making them one of the most-popular (and most-requested) episodes this season.
 
This HOT Bluegrass supergroup effortlessly straddles the gap between traditional Bluegrass and contemporary country, performing all with unquestionable credibility! Band of Ruhks is comprised of three-time IBMA Male Vocalist and two-time Song of the Year winner Ronnie Bowman; two-time Grammy nominee/multiple IBMA Award nominee Don Rigsby; and two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year, Kenny Smith (one half of the Grammy and Dove award-nominated, IBMA winning duo Kenny and Amanda Smith). Not counting their individual successes, these three are no strangers to one another, having made some of their best music in the 90's side by side with the preeminent Lonesome River Band.
November 21 – 26: Front Porch Gospel:
A fan-favorite series, "Front Porch Gospel" compiles never-before-seen Gospel performances from the guests of Reno's Old Time Music to enkindle the heart and delight the spirit. Gather the family, tune in and usher in the fall with a renewed purpose! Don't miss it!
November 28 – December 3: Hats off to Bluegrass: Co-hosted by Sierra Hull
Reno's Old Time Music will close out the month with another new episode of “Hats Off to Bluegrass,” with special guest/co-host Sierra Hull! Ronnie and Sierra share the best performances of “Reno’s Old Time Music" and personal stories, as well as swap mandolin licks on a few songs.
 
At 23, Sierra Hull is already has already had a career that has spanned more than a decade. She was given her first mandolin at age 8. By age 11, Alison Krauss had called with an invitation to the Grand Ole Opry stage; by 12, Rounder was expressing interest (she signed a record deal with Rounder at 13, with her first album released at 16). She’s also played the White House, Carnegie Hall (twice), The Kennedy Center, traveled around the world sharing her music and released three albums. Then there’s the fact that Berklee gave her the school’s most prestigious award, the Presidential Scholarship, a first for a Bluegrass musician. Today, she’s earning considerable respect in the Bluegrass world. This year’s IBMA nod for “Mandolin Player of the Year” marks the eighth time Hull has received the nomination.

Reno's Old Time Music award-winning weekly music/talk show is the brainchild of Producer/Host Ronnie Reno, whose over-60-year career helped forge the sound and songs of so many legendary Bluegrass and Country Music entertainers, including Reno & Smiley, The Osborne Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Reno Brothers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements, Sammi Smith, Johnny Paycheck, Mac Wiseman and Conway Twitty, to name just a few.

Reno began airing his show in 1993 on another network as "Reno's Old Time Music Festival.” It was the first and only national television show featuring Bluegrass and acoustic music and could be seen in 28 million households. Because of the show’s rich music/talk format and Reno’s influence in getting top-name guests, the show was a huge success, earning Reno a nomination for the prestigious Cable Ace Award for“Best Musical Series" and the nickname "The Dick Clark of Bluegrass."

Today, Reno's Old Time Music has nearly doubled its carriage with its transition to the RFD-TV network, reaching an estimated 47 million homes weekly and pulling an estimated 1.3 million monthly viewers. Although the name has changed slightly, the format remains largely the same, which includes performances by Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition and the weekly featured guest, an interview segment, the extremely popular “Super Pickers” segment and a sterling closing performance by the guest, who is joined by Reno on the Main Stage. Reno was honored with both the IBMA "Distinguished Achievement" (2006) and "Broadcaster of the Year" (2013) awards due to the continued success of the show.

Reno has recently released his first album in over a decade, Lessons Learned, on Rural Rhythm Records, available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever Bluegrass and Country music are sold. For more information on Ronnie Reno or Reno's Old Time Music, please visit www.ronniereno.com.

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