The up-and-coming Bluegrass brother and sister duo, The Roys, are set to host the world-famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, 17th September. The live broadcast kicks off at 12:00 Midnight and streams on www.wsmonline.com. This is a dream come true for The Roys, who grew up listening to the Jamboree.
Their recent hit, Coal Minin’ Man rocketed up the Bluegrass charts, landing at #1 on Power Source’s Top 35 Bluegrass Chart, # 1 on HotDisc International Top 40 Chart, and is currently #4 on Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 30 Hot Singles Chart and #5 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 30 Song Chart. The track is the first single from their critically-acclaimed Rural Rhythm Records debut CD, LONESOME WHISTLE, which debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, and is currently #5 on Bluegrass Music Profile’s Top 15 Albums Chart, #7 on Cashbox Magazine’s Top 20 Bluegrass Albums Chartand #23 on The Alternate Root’s Top 66 Bluegrass Album Chart.
We are excited to be bringing some new talent to the venue. It’s been a long time since we’ve had anyone like The Roys on our stage. I think they’re going to do very well. Lee and Elaine deserve everything I know that will come their way – David McCormick, CEO of Ernest Tubb Record Shops.
Upcoming appearances for The Roys include Dollywood’s Show Street Theatre (Pigeon Forge, TN); Dogwood Park Concert Series (Greeneville, TN); Purple Fiddle (Thomas, WV); Heroes Music Festival (Hampton, GA); Kentucky Renaissance Fairsite (Eminence, KY); University of Wisconsin Theater On The Hill (West Bend, WI), and Tennessee Fall Homecoming (Clinton, TN).
The Roys are active supporters of Compassion International, and Lee and Elaine have been involved with the organization since early 2010. Last Summer, the two traveled to Bogota, Columbia, South America to experience first-hand how the programs are implemented. This year, they are urging their fans to get on board via the CI Respond With Compassion campaign.
Learn more about The Roys and hear their music at www.theroysonline.com.