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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.

 

 

Outlaw Country Band members

Jeff Hinson- Vocals

Josh Landers- Drums, Vocals

Randall Zimmerman- Guitar

Tim O’Guin- Bass, Vocals

 

Outlaw Country Band is a group of guys based out of Hohenwald Tennessee. We Are A Country Cover Band Playing Music From Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore And Many Others. We Also Play Classic & Southern Rock. Music To Outlaw Country Band Is All About Having Fun And Enjoying What We Do.

Jimmy Phair, a Canadian who over the course of his 40-plus-year career has shared stages with some of country’s legends.

A sample of some of Phair’s best work can be heard on his latest CD, a collection of recordings drawn from his performances on the Wheeling Jamboree, the most listened to country music radio variety show after the Grand Ole Opry. Phair, “69 years old going on 30,” as he describes himself, is thrilled by the renewed interest in his music

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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21: THE GRINDERS SWITCH ENSEMBLE W/ANGIE LASTER

28: A GRINDERS SWITCH HOUR HALLOWEEN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

NOVEMBER

04: BOBBY MARQUEZ

11: THE KELLEY FAMILY, PLEASANTVILLE

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

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, Vocal)

Doyle Grisham (Steel Guitar)

 

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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 / Singer/ Musician- 2004-2008   -Passed away September 26, 2008

James Shouse - Multi-talented musician and singer-songwriter- 2006-2012 Passed away October 2012

James Barnes -Fiddle- 2004-2013 Passed away June 14, 2014

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

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