Nashville, TN -- Award-winning bluegrass artists, THE ROYS will be featured this weekend on "Country's Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass" which will air on RFD-TV.* They will be performing their song, "He Took Your Place"from on their latest album, Gypsy Runaway Train. The episode will premiere this Friday, March 21 at 7PM/CDT and re-air on Saturday, March 22nd at 11PM/CDT. (*Check local listings for exact time. All schedules are subject to change.)
Hosted by Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Anderson and 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, "Country's Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass" features a cross-section of award-winning and legendary Bluegrass artists, from "finger-pickers," to "purists," to "New-Grass" contemporaries, including Dailey & Vincent, The Whites, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, Jerry Douglas, Dierks Bentley, Donna Ulisse, Mac Wiseman, Ramona Jones, Bobby Osborne, Paul Brewster, Ronnie Reno, Doyle Lawson, Sierra Hull, Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, The Gibson Brothers and Jesse McReynolds, backed by the genre's foremost musicians Barry Bales, Bryan Sutton, Adam Steffey, Stuart Duncan and Ron Stewart. For more information on "Country's Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass," or to purchase the entire program (over 6 hour of content on a 5-DVD set), please visit: www.cfrvideos.com.
"It was such a thrill to be a part of this historic taping," explained Elaine Roy. Lee Roy added, "to look around the room and see the masters of the genre and then, to see the up-and-coming artists who will carry the bluegrass torch forward in the years to come--there was an immense respect for everyone's contribution to the bluegrass fold. It was humbling and awe-inspiring."
The Roys will be hitting the road again for a major tour, which will lead them throughout the United States, and into parts of Canada. Their latest album has been a raging success, landing them at #1 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's "Most Played Albums" in October and their debut appearance on The Grand Ole Opry in November! Last month, they were awarded Top Bluegrass Artist at the 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards.
The Roys' personal mission is to make Bluegrass fans out of those who don't yet know Bluegrass. Along with being one of the most-televised Bluegrass artists of today, you often see them performing alongside mainstream acts, such as their recent appearance on the "Country Music Cruise," or at the upcoming Country Thunder Wisconsin. to