New Horizons

photo by Shelly Swanger AmericanaFest 2016 may be wrapping up, but more than ever, we took this year’s gathering as a battery-charger and an inspiring star map for what likes ahead. Hearing kind words about our new Roots Radio initiative on WMOT 89.5 FM certainly helped rev our enthusiasm from high to higher for the… Read more »

Americana Red Carpet & Awards Livestream – HERE

Join Roots Radio LIVE for our Red Carpet Coverage of the Americana Music Awards. Listen on 89.5, or watch the livestream with NPR at . We are live starting at 4pm with red carpet coverage and will roll into the awards at 6:30 WATCH NOW

Del, Yeah! – Americana at MCR
Del McCoury Band Promo Pic RIGHT ONE MCR

  Rootsapalooza is upon us. This week marks the return of the AmericanaFest (the 17th if you’re counting) followed immediately by World of Bluegrass in Raleigh and if you are particularly jet set, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass affair in San Francisco. For those who love the down-home, hand-picked and far-reaching visions of folk and country… Read more »

Ripple Effects – MCR 9.14.16

    That radio countdown never sounded so sweet. Not since our first night on WSM in October 2009 did the top of the show – with its shot of Rob Ickes dobro and our emcee’s stentorian voice proclaiming us on the air from the Edge of Music City – have so much electricity for… Read more »