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Ronnie Reno Releases his Next Single to Radio

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 Lessons LearnedNashville, TN -- Fresh from another successful RenoFest and his induction into SPBGMA’s Preservation Hall of Greats, Bluegrass legend and TV host, Ronnie Reno, is excited about the release of his latest single, “Sweet Rosa Lee,” from his album, Lessons Learned, on Rural Rhythm Records. Tagged by Bluegrass Today as one of the albums’ “standouts for traditional Bluegrass fans,” this grassy, uptempo love song, ripe with instrumental rides and classically designed lyrics, will be included on Rural Rhythm’s Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks – 2016 (No. 1.), delivered to Bluegrass radio on a Radio CD this week, as well as made available to programmers via AirPlay Direct.

“Sweet Rosa Lee” is the third single release from the self-produced Lessons Learned. Released in 2015, the album climbed to #8 on Billboard magazine’s weekly Bluegrass albums chart. The album’s second release, “Reno’s Mando Magic,” a powerhouse instrumental based upon a practice scale used by Ronnie’s father (banjo pioneer, Don Reno), scored a Top-10, landing at #9 on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly National Airplay Chart.

His first album in nearly a decade (and first with Rural Rhythm), the long-awaited Lessons Learned was a benchmark project for Reno, celebrating his 60th year in entertainment. Reno’s award-winning background in Bluegrass, as well as traditional Country music is represented on the album. Nine out of 11 tracks, written by Reno, pull from his rich experience as an artist, songwriter, studio musician, TV host and producer, as well as from his personal life. Additionally, the album showcases the musicianship of Ronnie’s band, The Reno Tradition: Mike Scott (banjo), Heath Van Winkle (bass), John Maberry (mandolin) and Steve Day (fiddle). The award-winning Sonya Isaacs provides additional support vocals, and David Frizzell guests on the Lefty classic “Always Late,” Reno’s personal nod his longtime friend, Merle Haggard. Lessons Learned is available for fans on iTunes, Amazon and wherever Bluegrass and Country music is sold. For more information on Ronnie Reno, please visit www.RonnieReno.com.

Lessons Learned Tracks:

  1. "Lower Than Lonesome"
  2. "Lessons Learned"
  3. "I Think Of You"
  4. "Sweet Rosa Lee"
  5. "Deep Part Of Your Heart"
  6. "Reno’s Mando Magic"
  7. "Trail Of Sorrow"
  8. "All That’s Worth Remembering"
  9. "Our Last Goodbye"
  10. "Bad News At Home"
  11. "Always Late" (with David Frizzell)

For over 60 years, Ronnie Reno has led one of the most colorful, diverse and distinguished careers in the music industry—the lineage of which is a study of both traditional Country and Bluegrass music history. His musical talents have provided the foundation for a long list of seminal performers in both genres, including Reno & Smiley, The Osborne Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Reno Brothers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and many others. As a songwriter, his music was cut by artists such as Vassar Clements, Sammi Smith and Merle Haggard, and his song, “Boogie Grass Band,” was a pivotal smash hit for Conway Twitty.

As an award-winning television producer, he launched Reno’s Old Time Music Festival in 1993. It was the first nationally-broadcast show featuring Bluegrass music, earning him a prestigious Cable Ace nomination for “Best Musical Series.” Today, "RENO'S OLD TIME MUSIC" continues production, nearly doubling its carriage with its move to the RFD-TV, reaching over 50 million homes weekly and pulling an audience of 1.3 million monthly viewers. 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. Click HERE for more information on the show, air times and upcoming guests.

In February 2016, Ronnie Reno was inducted into the Preservation Hall of Greats, SPBGMA’s highest honor. Reno’s name was added to an incredible list of Bluegrass legends and seminal performers who have been inducted since 1984, beginning with Bill Monroe, and including such notables as Hylo Brown, Mac Wiseman, Larry Sparks, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, The Osborne Brothers, Doc Watson, Carl Story, Rhonda Vincent, Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Harrell. Reno’s name will also join his father’s, Don Reno, who was inducted in 1985 along with Red Smiley.

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