My Bluegrass Story, Has Been Nominated For an Emmy Award
My Bluegrass Story, the RFD television program produced in Owensboro, Kentucky, by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Tanner+West agency, has been nominated for an Emmy Award. The nomination is in the Arts and Popular Culture Program category.
Each episode of My Bluegrass Story, running 26 minutes in length, involves a mix of interviews and low-key performances from top bluegrass artists. Guests during this debut season included Del McCoury, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Joe Mullins, Becky Buller, Dan Tyminski, Joe Mullins, and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. They are filmed at the Hall of Fame, using the video facilities installed during the recent building of their new space in Owensboro.
Through intimate interviews, discuss their background stories, childhood memories and influences, the meaning behind certain songs, and other insights that most people have never heard before. Each episode also featured a live, solo performance filmed inside the Hall of Fame surrounded by bluegrass artifacts and plaques of past Hall of Fame inductees.
Each featured artist also brought along an artifact or memento that is especially meaningful to them. Those artifacts were then left at the Hall of Fame and are currently staged as an exhibit that will be on display through the end of 2024.
Tanner+West has received seven regional Emmy Awards for their advertising and design efforts, and principal Jason Tanner says that he and all the folks involved in this production are looking forward to attending the national awards this summer.
I’m really proud of the fact that this is truly an Owensboro production. The award show will be held in Los Angeles in June, and we plan to represent Owensboro and bluegrass music in Hollywood – Jason Tanner.
The show was filmed entirely at the Hall of Fame, and the majority of the crew that worked on the show lives in Owensboro or has roots there, including:
|Chris Joslin – executive producer
Mike Simpson – executive producer
Jason Tanner – executive director, producer
David Grinnell – director of photography, producer, editor
Jared Tanner – audio director, audio editor
Dave Docimo – episode director
|Eric Bivens – stage lighting director
Daniel Benedict – assistant editor
David Mackey – grip
Erin Rouse and Carly Smith – Hall of Fame staff contributors
Natalie Tanner and Jill Mackey – craft services
The theme of this show fits in perfectly with the idea behind the Museum. We are storytellers, and this show is an opportunity to tell the story of each bluegrass artist and to learn more about their creative process, influences, challenges, and career highlights – Chris Joslin, Executive Director.
If you aren’t an RFD TV subscriber, all 13 episodes from season one can be viewed on YouTube.
The Emmy Awards ceremony. will be on 17th June, which will be broadcast online. The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. CT, airing exclusively online at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and related apps.