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BRENDA LYNN ALLEN

BRENDA'S HAVING A CD RELEASE PARTY AND YOU'RE INVITED TO THE GRINDERS SWITCH CENTER TO HELP HER CELEBRATE! YOU'LL HAVE A CHANCE TO PICK UP YOUR COPY OF THE NEW CD.  BRENDA WILL BE PERFORMING SONGS FROM THIS LATEST CD PROJECT PRODUCED BY OUR OWN DOYLE GRISHAM. SHE KICKS OFF THIS CD RELEASE PARTY WEEKEND AT THE ERNEST TUBB RECORD SHOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THEN A SHOW AT THE JUNKYARD FRIDAY NIGHT.  THEN SATURDAY SEE HER LIVE AT THE GRINDERS SWITCH CENTER.

For 30+ years, Tim Atwood played for music's elite on the most venerable stage in country music history - The Grand Ole Opry. During that time, Tim backed legends and legends-in-the-making, including Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Jim Ed Brown, Jeannie Seely, and Little Jimmy Dickens.

Tim's versatility on keys also allowed him the opportunity to play for those outside of the country box, performing with Barry Gibb, Keb Mo, Lisa Marie Presley, and Jewel.

Beyond the stage, Tim continues to be a sought-after musician in Nashville, playing on recordings for some of those very artists with whom he shared the spotlight's fringe - artists who include Dolly Parton, Ray Price, George Jones, and Charley Pride.

All of the "Opry cool kids" knew Tim could play a piano like there was no tomorrow - and they knew he was a funny guy who could make a story come to life - but in the middle of all the commotion of the stage, it became apparent that Tim could sing... and not simply sing, but sing with heart, soul, and emotion. The man is GOOD! Check out www.timatwood.com for more on this fabulous entertainer.

Diane appeared in Alabama's video, "Touch Me When We're Dancing" and the Hank Williams Jr. video, "We Are Young Country." She was in a comedy skit with The Statler Brothers on the nationally televised Music City News Country Music Awards in the late 80s.  Other television credits include TNN's "Nashville Now" and “Wrap Around Nashville" and the syndicated "Pop Goes the Country" and "That Nashville Music." She was featured for a year on the Louisville based syndicated "Music Place” hosted by Grand Ole Opry's Stu Phillips. Diane was a frequent guest on WSMV-TV's "The Ralph Emery Show" (then the highest rated local morning show in
the US), even donning a swimsuit to serve as the program's Outhouse Queen, presiding for three years over its infamous outhouse races.

Born in Hastings, Nebraska and raised in the nearby small town of Sutton, Diane was the youngest of four children born to a former country school teacher and a popcorn farmer.  She

knew by the age of seven that she wanted to be a singer.  When her older sister moved to Nashville, 14 year old Diane came for a visit and soon landed a recording contract with ABC Paramount.  Her first record, "Come On and Dance With Me," was produced by Felton Jarvis, who later produced Elvis.

 

 

Is a new bluegrass band based out of Williamson County, TN. 

The band originated in 2013 – and was named by  Alysa Matheny age 17 who sings lead, harmony vocals and plays rhythm guitar. 

Kim Jones Matheny – Rhythm Guitar player for the group, sings lead and harmony vocals. 

Billy Brewer – fiddler player, sings lead and harmony vocals

Bruce Sanford – bass player for the group and brings a great  solid bass driving sound to the group

Chris Whidby – banjo player for the group and is the newest member to the group bringing a solid driving sound. 

Dana Jones Crowley, mandolin player, sings lead and harmonies vocals. 

The band is ready to book shows, festivals and other events.  The contact information is 615-972-6566 or 931-623-9001. 

Is a new bluegrass band based out of Williamson County, TN. 

The band originated in 2013 – and was named by  Alysa Matheny age 17 who sings lead, harmony vocals and plays rhythm guitar. 

Kim Jones Matheny – Rhythm Guitar player for the group, sings lead and harmony vocals. 

Billy Brewer – fiddler player, sings lead and harmony vocals

Bruce Sanford – bass player for the group and brings a great  solid bass driving sound to the group

Chris Whidby – banjo player for the group and is the newest member to the group bringing a solid driving sound. 

Dana Jones Crowley, mandolin player, sings lead and harmonies vocals. 

The band is ready to book shows, festivals and other events.  The contact information is 615-972-6566 or 931-623-9001. 

 

Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, this singer/songwriter grew up listening to Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams and Marty Robbins. In the early eighties, Spiker formed a country group called L-Passo. The band toured throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Virginia. During this time, Spiker also performed at various jamborees, including Jamboree USA. While there he worked with Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson and Marty Robbins. In the early nineties, Spiker decided to pursue songwriting full-time and relocated to a suburb of Nashville. He hooked up with fellow songwriters, including Keith Norris and Karen Pendley. He also has songs recorded by Barry Lee White among others. In 2001, Spiker entered the studio to record his debut album. The album, My Future Ain't What It Used To Be, was released in July 2002. ~ Jason MacNeil, Rovi
Read more at http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bio/lonnie-spiker/1710437#grMYpvXowlZfHKyt.99

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APRIL

30: BRENDA LYNN ALLEN

MAY

07: LIVE FROM RIVER PARK FOR THE KEG COUNTY POKER RUN WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAW COUNTRY

14: JIMMY PHAIR

21: OUTLAW COUNTRY

28: THE GRINDERS SWITCH ENSEMBLE

JUNE

04: TIM ATWOOD

11: "102 HUDDLESTON" REUNION

18: ANNA FAITH HOWELL

25: TBA

NOW BOOKING SHOWS FOR THE LAST HALF OF 2016.  IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE YOUR MUSICAL TALENTS WITH OUR LIVE AUDIENCE or for more information contact Producer/Host Mickey Bunn @  MICKEYBUNN@ATT.NET, OR CALL HIM AT 931-729-9975.

Members of the Grinders Switch Ensemble include:

      

(From Left) Mickey Bunn, Chris (Froggy) Love, Bob Shively, Doyle Grisham, Darin Cochran, Mike Blackwell, Steve Turner, Buddy Chandler  

Mickey Bunn / Host / Mandolin

Mike Blackwell (vocal, Guitar)

Buddy Chandler (Vocal, Guitar)

 Bob Shively (Bass)

Steve "Little Stevie" Turner (vocal, Guitar)

Darin Cochran (lead & rhythm guitar, vocal)

Chris "Froggie" Love (drums)

Doyle Grisham (Steel Guitar)

 

Suggestions for the show, Like to audition to be a guest? or for more information contact Producer/Host Mickey Bunn @ 931-729-9975 or email mickeybunn@att.net

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Remembering Charlie

Charlie Garner 1943-2008

Founding Host 2004-2008

We do this for YOU!

Thanks Charlie!!

This section of the website has been created to honor those we have lost since the show's creation in May 2004

Charlie Garner - Host - Passed away September 26, 2008

James Shouse - Multi-talented musician and singer-songwriter- Passed away October 2012

James Barnes -Fiddler-Passed away June 14, 2014

Gary Wickline - Steel Guitarist for GSE 2013 - 2015- Passed away April 25, 2016

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