For Immediate Release:



"Reno's Old Time Music" = Bluegrass Excellence


May lineup features Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees

and The Gibson Brothers


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2017) —  For nearly 25 years, "Reno's Old Time Music" has featured the biggest and brightest stars in Bluegrass and acoustic music. The interview and performance footage collected throughout the years is a scrapbook of Bluegrass excellence and a historical reference for those wanting to trace the lineage of the genre from its humble beginnings through its current rise in popularity.


May's lineup will continue to deliver Bluegrass' best. The Gibson Brothers will return as special guest co-hosts for two episodes of HATS OFF TO BLUEGRASS. Called "the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene" by PopMatters, brothers Eric and Leigh will help introduce some of the best performances from "Reno's Old Time Music," swap licks and share personal stories about their award-winning career. 


"Reno's Old Time Music" will wrap up the month with a two-part HALL OF FAME series spotlighting the work of of Bluegrass music's most influential performers. Part A will spotlight the 1940's and 50's (the first generation of Bluegrass), which includes Hall of Famers such as Bill Monroe, Jim & Jesse, Lester Flatt, Mac Wiseman, Reno & Smiley, Chubby Wise, and more! Part B will cover 1960-1970's era (the second generation), including such notables as Sam Bush, The Lewis Family, Tony Rice, Josh Graves, and more! 


"Reno's Old Time Music" airs weekly in prime time on Saturday night at 7:00 P.M. Eastern and Thursday morning at 6:30 A.M. Eastern on RFD-TV and is sponsored by Derksen Portable Buildings, Pickin' In ParsonsThe Crooked Road-Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, Hadley's Southern Kitchen and the Old Time Music Store (click HERE for more information and for exact times in your area).





    May 6 - 18: 

"HATS OFF TO BLUEGRASS": Brothers in Bluegrass

Co-Hosted by The Gibson Brothers


    May 20 - 25:

"HALL OF FAME" Spotlight Series--Bluegrass Masters

Part 1: 1940's - 1950's--The First Generation


    May 27 - June 1:

"HALL OF FAME" Spotlight Series--Bluegrass Masters

Part 2: 1960's - 1970's--The Second Generation



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





June 2 - Syria, VA
Graves Mountain Festival of Music


June 13 - Pennington Gap, VA

The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming

(Lee Theater)


July 22 - Taylorsville, NC

Alexander Central Auditorium 


August 3 - Parsons, WV

Pickin' in Parsons Bluegrass Festival


Sept. 9 - Beaver Dam, KY

BlueMoon Festival (tickets on sale soon)


Sept. 21 - Buena Vista, VA

Nothin' Fancy Festival


Sept. 23 - Bean Blossom, IN

Uncle Pen Days


Sept. 27-28-Raleigh, NC

IBMA Conference-World of Bluegrass






This award-winning weekly music/talk show is the brainchild of Producer/Host Ronnie Reno, whose over-60-year career helped forge the sound and songs of so many legendary Bluegrass and Country Music entertainers, including Reno & Smiley, The Osborne Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Reno Brothers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements, Sammi Smith, Johnny Paycheck, Mac Wiseman and Conway Twitty, to name just a few.


Reno began airing his show in 1993 on another network as "Reno's Old Time Music Festival.” It was the first and only national television show featuring Bluegrass and acoustic music and could be seen in 28 million households. Because of the show’s rich music/talk format and Reno’s influence in getting top-name guests, the show was a huge success, earning Reno a nomination for the prestigious Cable Ace Award for“Best Musical Series" and the nickname "The Dick Clark of Bluegrass."


Today, "Reno's Old Time Music"reaches over 50 million homes weekly and pulling an estimated 1.3 million monthly viewers on the RFD-TV network. Although the name has changed slightly, the format remains largely the same, which includes performances by Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition and the weekly featured guest, an interview segment, the extremely popular “Super Pickers” segment and a sterling closing performance by the guest, who is joined by Reno on the Main Stage. 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.


In 2015, Reno released his first album in over a decade,LESSONS LEARNED, on Rural Rhythm Records (available iTunes, Amazon, and wherever Bluegrass and Country music are sold).


In February 2016, Ronnie Reno was inducted into the Preservation Hall of Greats, SPBGMA's highest honorReno’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 Ronnie's father, Don Reno, who was inducted along with Red Smiley in 1985. 


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


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 Show Host & SPBGMA Preservation Hall of Greats Inductee, Ronnie Reno




Reno's Old Time Music airs Thursday at 6:30 a.m. and  Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on RFD-TV.


Check local listings for exact air times in your area.




Click HERE for RFD-TV Schedule




Reno's Old Time Music

May Schedule:







MAY 6 - 18



Fresh from the release of their highly anticipated album, IN THE GROUND, Eric and Leigh return as guest co-hosts highlighting another round of great performances from the archives of "Reno's Old Time Music," as well as providing a few of their own.  





Celebrate the masters of Bluegrass with the "Hall of Fame" spotlight series, featuring those that have earned Bluegrass' highest honor.



MAY 20 - 25:


Join us for a look back at Bluegrass Music's FIRST GENERATION, including such notables as Bill Monroe, Jim & Jesse, Lester Flatt, Mac Wiseman, Reno & Smiley, Chubby Wise, and more!



MAY 27 - JUNE 1:


Don't miss this retrospective on Bluegrass music's SECOND GENERATION, including such notables as Tony Rice, The Lewis Family, Sam Bush, Josh Graves, and more!











AUGUST 1 - 5, 2017




Click HERE to watch a short video











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