Charlie Daniels – Ryman Memories – Interview

In honor of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM has launched Ryman Memories – a series of interviews and videos surrounding the stories and memories that artists share about the historic Ryman Auditorium. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs and featuring various monthly guests, these special stories and memories are sure to warm your heart!

Check out Eddie’s interview with Charlie Daniels below!

Lori McKenna – I Played The Ryman – Interview

Josh Turner – Ryman Memories – Interview

In honor of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM has launched Ryman Memories – a series of interviews and videos surrounding the stories and memories that artists share about the historic Ryman Auditorium. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs and featuring various monthly guests, these special stories and memories are sure to warm your heart!

Check out Eddie’s interview with Josh Turner below!

The Secret Sisters – I Played The Ryman

ROUTE 650 Americana – WSM News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 13, 2017

 650 AM WSM LAUNCHES NEW 24/7 AMERICANA MUSIC STREAMING STATION

NASHVILLE, TN – 650 AM WSM, the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, has launched ROUTE 650, a new 24/7 Americana music streaming station available online at wsmonline.com and via the station’s mobile app.

ROUTE 650 will feature music from current Americana artists such as Jason Isbell, Margo Price, and Amanda Shires, plus explore cuts from the founders of Americana including Kris Kristofferson and John Prine. The stream is also the new home for Whiskey Wednesday, a popular Americana-based weekly show hosted by Wild Ponies, an eclectic Americana duo fronted by husband and wife team Doug and Telisha Williams.

“Americana is beyond just a music genre, it’s a community of artists that have come together to create an outlet for great music to be heard,” said Eric Marcum, ROUTE 650 show host. “WSM is honored to have created and launched ROUTE 650 – our 24/7 Americana music streaming station.”

WSM’s terrestrial ROUTE 650 Americana-focused show hosted by Marcum and airing weeknights from 6-7 p.m. CT on 650 AM and wsmonline.com, launched in April 2016. Since its inception, the show has held strong market ratings and featured interviews and performances from the likes of John Paul White, Todd Snider, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Holly Williams, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jim Lauderdale, and more. Most recently, the show celebrated a full on-air take over with the artists of John Prine’s Oh Boy Records programming the entire hour.

“In the process of planning this new digital station, it became clear that what our terrestrial ROUTE 650 show has become is largely the embodiment of what we envision the 24/7 stream to be, while also giving a tip of the hat to its genesis in WSM-AM,” remarked Chris Kulick, WSM General Manager.

As part of the station’s launch week programming, listeners can tune in for special behind-the-scenes interviews, content, and performances from the 18th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, a must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music.

About 650 AM WSM:

650 AM WSM’s first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925.  The station is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live over the WSM airwaves since its inception.  650 AM WSM is owned by Ryman Hospitalities (NYSE:  RHP).  A weekly listing of all 650 AM WSM programming is available at wsmonline.com.

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Chris Young Invited To Join Grand Ole Opry

Grammy nominated vocalist Chris Young was surprised during his Grand Ole Opry performance this evening by Country Music Hall of Fame and Opry member Vince Gill with an invitation to become an official Opry member. The invite came just prior to Young’s performance of their chart-topping duet “Sober Saturday Night.” Growing up in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Young dreamt of one day taking the stage at the Opry, making his debut on June 15, 2006. Another dream came true for the 32-year-old singer with tonight’s Opry invitation. Young’s formal induction will take place Tuesday, October 17, just days before the release of his 7th album, Losing Sleep.

Click HERE to listen to Bill Cody’s chat with Chris Young just moments after his on-stage invite!

Also, check out the video below to see it all happen!

Steven Curtis Chapman – I Played The Ryman

Sports Night with George Plaster – WSM News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 26, 2017

650 AM WSM LAUNCHES NEW SPORTS TALK SHOW

HOSTED BY GEORGE PLASTER

NASHVILLE, TN – Country radio icon 650 AM WSM today announced the July 30 premiere of Sports Night, a weekly sports talk radio show hosted by industry veteran George Plaster airing on 650 AM WSM, online at wsmonline.com, and via the station’s mobile app.

Sports Night will air Sunday evenings from 5-8 p.m. CT and will provide an appealing and informative look at all things sports. The format of the show will be similar to the No. 1 rated sports talk shows Plaster has hosted on various FM stations in the Nashville market in the past. WSM Program Director Jonathan Shaffer will serve as show co-host.

“No matter the season or year, there’s always great stuff to talk about in sports,” Plaster said. “I’m thrilled Jonathan is going to be part of the show with me, and I’m excited to get back in the studio and talk with the fans. I know I’ve got the station’s complete confidence in what I want to do and I know they’re going to allow me to do this the way I want to do it. That’s the only way I would have agreed to this show.”

“We’re excited to welcome George back to the airwaves of WSM,” Shaffer said. “When you have the chance to add a legendary talent to a legendary signal, you do it.”

Plaster got his start in radio at 650 AM WSM as a reporter for the Waking Crew with host Ralph Emery. More recently, in addition to the role of sports talk show host, Plaster has been a radio and television play-by-play broadcaster for several college teams.

“I always liked WSM because of its strong signal, and the thought that I’ve got a chance to talk to people in 38 states and half of Canada just intrigues the daylights out of me,” Plaster said.

Sports Night joins other one-of-a-kind programming on 650 AM WSM including an array of country music programs hosted by the station’s nationally-recognized broadcast staff and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a member of the Radio Hall of Fame. For more information on WSM or Sports Night, visit www.wsmonline.com or https://www.facebook.com/wsmradio/.

About 650 AM WSM:

650 AM WSM’s first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925.  The station is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live over the WSM airwaves since its inception.  650 AM WSM is owned by Ryman Hospitalities (NYSE:  RHP).  A weekly listing of all 650 AM WSM programming is available at wsmonline.com.

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Ricky Skaggs – Ryman Memories – Interview

In honor of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM has launched Ryman Memories – a series of interviews and videos surrounding the stories and memories that artists share about the historic Ryman Auditorium. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs and featuring various monthly guests, these special stories and memories are sure to warm your heart!

Check out parts #1 and #2 of Eddie’s special interview with Ricky Skaggs below!

Drew Holcomb – I Played The Ryman – Interview

In honor of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM WSM has launched I Played The Ryman – a series of interviews and videos surrounding the stories and memories from artists who have had the opportunity to headline a concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Check out Charlie Mattos’ interview below with Drew Holcomb. This interview took place prior to Drew’s second sold out show at the Ryman…and on his BIRTHDAY!