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Reno's Old Time Music: "Hand-Picked" Favorites All May

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Ronnie RenoNashville, TN -- Longstanding TV host and recent Preservation Hall of Greats inductee (SPBGMA), Ronnie Reno, gets hundreds of messages each month from fans about favorite shows, performances, archival videos and artists on his award-winning show, "Reno's Old Time Music." Compiling these suggestions, Reno has put together an entire month of "hand-picked" favorites to enjoy throughout May.

Kick off the month with three great episodes of "Hat's Off to Bluegrass" series, featuring guest co-hosts Rhonda Vincent and Sierra Hull. Join them for a review of the very best bluegrass performances ever recorded (including archival clips from the "heritage vault.")

Close out the month with "Fan Favorites"--an assemblage of "Reno's Old Time Music" fans' most-requested segments, performances and artists throughout the show's over 20-year history.

"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, Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival, Hadley's Southern Kitchen, RenoFest 2017 and the Old Time Music Store (click HERE for more information and for exact times in your area).

RENO'S OLD TIME MUSIC-MAY LINEUP:

May 7 - 12 & May 21 - 26:
"Hats Off to Bluegrass"
Co-hosted by Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent, dubbed “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, began her musical journey at the age of three, performing alongside her family members on what was called The Sally Mountain Show. She sang bluegrass as a teenager, then recorded a couple of mainstream country albums in the 1990's and was asked if she could "get the bluegrass out of her voice." Confused and heartbroken, she put together her first bluegrass band. Today, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are the most award-winning band in Bluegrass music history. In addition to being a 15-time Entertainer of the Year, Rhonda 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. Vincent 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 more.
May 14 - 19:
"Hats Off to Bluegrass"
Co-hosted by Sierra Hull
At only 24, Sierra Hull has enjoyed 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 performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall (twice), The Kennedy Center, traveled around the world sharing her music and released four albums. Then there’s the fact that Berklee honored her with the school’s most prestigious award, the Presidential Scholarship, the first for a Bluegrass musician. Today, she’s earning considerable respect in the Bluegrass world. Sierra has been nominated eight times for “Mandolin Player of the Year” by the IBMA. Her latest album, Weighted Mind, debuted at #1 on Billboard magazine's weekly Bluegrass chart in February.
May 28 - June 2:
"Fan Favorites"
When it comes to selecting the best performances, artists and footage, "Reno's Old Time Music" fans are, by far, the best "super pickers" of all. Ronnie compiles these suggestions, and the result is one truly amazing show of incredible fan favorites! Don't miss it!

For more information on Ronnie Reno or "Reno's Old Time Music," please visit www.ronniereno.com.

 Lessons LearnedHere's what people are saying about Ronnie's Latest Single: "Sweet Rosa Lee" from Lessons Learned...

"Sweet Rosa Lee” is a delightful up-tempo love song. Ronnie’s lyrics and melody speak of mountains, music in the trees, and home. His relaxed, happy-go-lucky musical presentation and tasteful support from The Reno Tradition produce mighty pleasant listening. It’s is a winner.
  ~ Bob Mitchell, Best of Bluegrass

Ronnie Reno is the ultimate entertainer! Lessons Learned is full of GREAT music and the single, “Sweet Rosa Lee,” shows off Ronnie’s talent as a top-notch artist! In my opinion, Ronnie Reno should be known as “ The Bluegrass Gentleman”
  ~ Larry Carter, Bluegrass for Breakfast

“Sweet Rosa Lee” is a great up-tempo, contemporary love song that can easily bridge more than bluegrass. I love the tempo, expression and subtle humor of the song. It's a sweet mountain love song that is obviously Appalachian in its roots. Ronnie nails it. Enjoy!
  ~ Bob Cherry, Cybergrass, The Bluegrass Music News Network

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