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Rusty Cempre with Molly Cherryholmes

 

Rusty Cempre has listened to the radio every day since he was 10 years old. For the past seven years, he’s brought his passion for radio to WNRN as the host of Bluegrass Sunday Morning. Prior to joining WNRN, he was a mobile DJ for 25 years.

For Rusty, bluegrass is a genre that helps folks remember the past while simultaneously relishing in the present. “Bluegrass music has healing powers,” he says. “Any time you’re smiling and tapping your feet, you feel much better.”

Every Sunday from 7 – 11 a.m., Rusty handpicks four hours of bluegrass music for Bluegrass Sunday Morning.


Bluegrass Sunday Mornings News & Updates

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 5/13/18

7 a.m.

Larry Stephenson Band – Every Day Is Mothers Day
The Wooks – Me & the Stars
Rickey Wasson – She’s Gone Gone Gone
Earls of Leicester – Mother Prays Loud in Her Sleep
Reno & Smiley – Always Be Kind to Your Mother
David Davis & the Warrior River Boys – Ramblin’ Blues
Special Consensus – Way Down the River Road
Jerry Salley – Front Porch Philosophy
Lou Reid – Mom’s Old Picture Book
Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – The Rock
Darin & Brooke Aldridge – No End in Sight
Cherryholmes – Brand New Heartache
The Grascals & George Jones – Don’t Tell Mama
8 a.m.
Mickey Galyean & Cullen Bridge – Please Take Care of My Babies
Peter Rowan – Drumbeats on the Watchtower
Nothin’ Fancy – It’s a Good Feeling
Darrell Webb Band – Nothing Like a Woman to Bring You Down
Roe Family Singers – Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine
Rhonda Vincent – Medals for Mothers
The Crowe  Brothers – Angel Mother
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper – Monster Truck
Kenny & Amanda Smith – Reaching Out
King Wilkie – Broke Down & Lonesome
Junior Sisk – The Whiskey & the Guitar
Dailey & Vincent – Gimme All the Love You Got
Lonesome River Band – Stray Dogs & Alley Cats
Larry Cordle & Diamond Rio – Mama Don’t Forget to Pray for Me
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Bluegrass Blues
Highland Travelers – Little Tennessee
Alison Krauss & Union Station – Momma Cried
9 a.m.
Ralph Stanley II – Moms Are the Reason that Wild Flowers Grow
Milan Miller – Coon Dog Cemetary
David Davis & The Warrior River Boys – The Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee
Steep Canyon Rangers – Have Mercy
Billy String – While I’m Waiting Here
Doc Watson – Mama Don’t Allow No Music
Hazel & Alice – The Sweetest Gift (A Mother’s Smile)
Osborne Brothers – The Kind of Woman I Got
JD Crowe – You Can Have Her
The Grascals – Demon
Don Rigsby – If I’d Had a Mother Like You
The Gibson Brothers – I Know Whose Tears
Love Canon – Talking in Your Sleep
Deer Creek Boys – Midnight & Dawn
The Churchmen – Jesus, My Mother & Me
10 a.m.
New Found Road – A Picture of Your Mother
Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Rainy Day Blues
Flatt Lonesome – Highway of Pain
Claybank – Drown This Town
Hot Rize – Nellie Kane
Merle Haggard – Mama’s Hungry Eyes
Randy Waller & the Country Gentlemen – Mama’s Song
Becky Buller & Sam Bush – The Rebel & the Rose
Dewey & Leslie Brown & the Carolina Gentlemen – Pickin’ Grinnin’
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Shady Grove
IIIrd Tyme Out – A Pretty Wreath for Mother’s Grave
Larry Sparks – Momma
Kristy Cox – I Can Almost Smell the Smoke
Sideline – Thunder Dan
Valerie Smith – Mama’s Roses
Dr. Ralph Stanley – A Mother’s Prayer
David Davis & the Warrior River Boys – He Rambled
By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 5/6/18

7 a.m.

Nothin’ Fancy – It’s a Good Feeling

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Bluegrass Blues

The Churchmen – Time to Give Our Country Back to God

Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott – More Love

Gibson Brothers – Homemade Wine

Molly Rose Band – Molly Rose

Highland Travelers – Little Tennessee

Larry Sparks – Cannonball Blues

Jeff Parker & Cia Cherryholmes– When I Loved You

James King – Jason’s Farm

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers – Dark Hollow

Don Rigsby – Empty Old Mailbox

Hammertowne – Don’t Ever Cross a Moonshine Man

Edgar Loudermilk – It’s a Way of Life That Stands the Test of Time

8 a.m.

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne – Darby’s Castle

Milan Miller – Coon Dog Cemetery

Osborne Brothers – Who Done It

Josh Williams – Polka on the Banjo

Audie Blaylock & Redline – Ride & Roll

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Rainy Day Blues

Val Storey – Homecoming

Jerry Salley – If I Could Play Guitar Like Carl Jackson

Claybank – Queen of Carolina

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder – Spread a Little Love Around

Sister Sadie – Ava’s Fury

Claire Lynch – It’ll Be Alright Tomorrow

Dailey & Vincent – Howdy Neighbor Howdy

Dave Adkins & Larry Cordle – Blood Feud

Jeff White – Wise County Jail

The Grascals – Demons

9 a.m.

Jim & Jesse – Johnny B Goode

Lonesome River Band – One Little Tear Drop

Billy Droze – Raging Rivers

Darrell Webb Band – Nothing Like a Woman to Bring You Down

Flatt Lonesome – Highway of Pain

Seldom Scene – Hit Parade of Love

The Moron Brothers – I Hate Snakes

Kristy Cox – I Can Almost Smell the Smoke

Shannon Slaughter – You Can’t Outrun the River

Larry Cordle – Two Coats

Bryan Sutton – Arkansas Traveler

Breaking Grass – Carry On Carolina

Nothin’ Fancy – I Met My Baby in the Porta John Line

Sideline – Thunder Dan

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys – Henry Brown

Jimmy Martin – Truck Drivin’ Man

Roe Family Singers – Ida Red

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

10 a.m.

Becky Buller – John D. Champion

Junior Sisk – The Whiskey & the Guitar

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – Some Kind of War

The Wooks – Me & the Stars

Bluegrass Brothers – The Way It Used to Be

Sam Bush – Ridin’ That Bluegrass Train

Val Storey – It’s Not What You Know

Special Consensus – Way Down the River Road

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Hard Rock Mountain Prison (Til I Die)

Marty Raybon & Full Circle – A Little More Sawdust on the Floor

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – Angeline the Barista

Hamilton County Ramblers – She Left Me Standing on the Mountain

Thomm Jutz & Tammy Rogers – Old Railroads

Highland Travelers – I Guess I’ll Go On Dreaming

Darin & Brooke Aldridge – No End in Sight

Doc & Merle Watson – John Henry

Big Country Bluegrass – Burn the Barn

The Price Sisters – God’s Beautiful Hills

Peter Rowan – Drumbeats on the Watchtower

Kim Robins – My Baby Thinks He’s a Train

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 4/29/18

7 a.m.

Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass – Sally, Don’t You Grieve

Terry  Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Rainy Day Blues

John Duffey – Philadelphia Lawyer

Larry Cordle – Family Bible

Dewey & Leslie Brown & the Carolina Gentlemen – Pretty Polly

Dave Adkins & Larry Cordle – Blood Feud

Flatt & Scruggs – Flint Hill Special

Blue Highway – Top of the Ridge

Virginia Ramblers – Alone Tonight

Highland Travelers – That’s All Behind Me Now

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Julie Anne

Dan Tyminski – Who Showed Who

Amanda Cook – Caleb Meyer

Dale Ann Bradley – This Is My Year For Mexico

8 a.m.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – If I’d Have Wrote That Song

Ricky Skaggs – Country Boy

Osborne Brothers – Gal, You Got a Job to Do

Gibson Brothers – I Can’t Breathe Deep Yet

Town Mountain – Comin’ Back to You

Flatt Lonesome – Happy Till He Comes

Dewey & Leslie Brown – Pickin’ Grinnin’

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

Dailey & Vincent – Head Hung Down

Earls of Leicester – The Train That Carried My Girl From Town

The Quebe Sisters – Take the “A” Train

Donna Ulisse – Without Trouble, Please

Sideline – Thunder Dan

Billy Strings – While I’m Waiting Here

Jamie Harper – Good-bye Old Pal

Junior Sisk – The Whiskey & the Guitar

9 a.m.

Kristy Cox – Ricochet

Russell Johnson – Bluegrass Time

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage – Jolene

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Big City Blues

Lost & Found – Love Bug

The Little Roy & Lizzy Show – Traveling On

Lou Reid & Carolina – Amanda Lynn

Steeldrivers – River Runs Red

Roe Family Singers – Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine

Mountain Faith Band – If You Are Ever Down in Dallas

Stanley Brothers – Drink Up & Go Home

Doc Watson & David Grisman – Sweet Georgia Brown

Larry Stephenson Band – Yesterday’s Gone

Lonesome River Band – As Lonesome As I Am

Highland Travelers – Old Country Church

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band – Lynda

Blue Mafia – Say Won’t You Be Mine

10 a.m.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge – No End in Sight

The Wooks – Me & the Stars

Old Crow Medicine Show – Shout Mountain Music

Trinity River Band – How Blue

Darrell Webb Band – Nothing Like a Woman to Bring You Down

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Little Girl

Claybank – I’ll Wear a White Robe

Dewey & Leslie Brown & the Carolina Gentlemen – Dry Fork Holler

Flatt & Lonesome – Never Let Me Go

JD Crowe & the New South – Back to the Barrooms

Reno & Smiley – Speedin’

Milan Miller – Coon Dog Cemetery

Lonesome Ace Stringband – Civil Wars

Sideline – Frozen in Time

Molly Tuttle – Good Enough

Highland Travelers – Little Tennessee

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – I Want to Be Ready

Flashback – A Rose from Time to Time

Country Gentlemen – Blue Ridge Mountains Turning Green

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 4/22/18

7 a.m.

Sideline – Thunder Dan

Kristy Cox – Ricochet

Dave Adkins – I Can only Imagine

Randy Scruggs, Jon Randall, and Hoot Hester – Streamlined Cannonball

Dave Evans – Bad Moon Shining

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – If I’d Have Wrote That Song

The Grasscats – The Old School Road

Special Consensus – Big River

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – I’ve Found The Way

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

The Earls of Leicester – Till the End of the World Rolls Around

James King – Bed By the Window

8 a.m.

Donna Ulisse – Without Trouble Please

Commonwealth Bluegrass – Who’s That Knockin’ at My Door

Cherryholmes – Turned Me Down

Deer Creek Boys – Midnight & Dawn

Dailey & Vincent – He Bore It All

Dale Ann Bradley with Vince Gill – I’ll Just Go Away

Old Crow Medicine Show – Homecoming

Lonesome River Band – As Lonesome As I Am

Lost & Found – Suns Gonna Shine in My Back Door Some Day

Earl Scruggs Tribute Band from Foggy Mountain Special – Randy Lynn Rag

The Roe Family Singers – Dixie Darling

Larry Stephenson Band – Yesterday’s Gone

Highland Travelers – Girl That Loved Me

Lou Reid & Carolina – Hobo on a Train

The Gibson Brothers – They Call It Music

The Farm Hands – Rural Route

9 a.m.

Darin & Brooke Alridge – No End in Sight

The Wooks – Me & the Stars

The Dixie Beeliners – Down on the Crooked Road

The Bluegrass Brothers – Stanley Tradition

The Stanley Brothers – How Mountain Girls Can Love

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Little Girl

Lawson & Williams – I Still Write Your Name in the Sand

Alison Krauss & Union Station – The Captain’s Daughter

Brandon Rickman – Dime Store Rings

Milan Miller – Coon Dog Cemetery

Reno & Smiley – Remington Ride

Ralph Stanley II & the clinch Mountain Boys – Goin’ Round This World

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

Kenny & Amanda Smith – You Know That I Would

Big Country Bluegrass – The Boys in Hats & Ties

Highland Travelers – Little Tennessee

10 a.m.

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – Old Time Country Revival

Volume Five – Now That’s a Song

Seldom Scene – Walking the Dog

Sideline – Bluefield West Virginia Mountain Girl

Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks, & Asheville Bluegrass – Sally, Don’t You Grieve

Mac Wiseman – I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out with Sonya Isaacs – Golden Ring

Old Crow Medicine Show – Shout Mountain Music

Dave Adkins & Larry Cordle – Blood Feud

Amanda Cook – Caleb Meyer

Bill Monroe – Footprints in the Snow

Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band – Honey, You Don’t Know My Mind

Claybank – Go Back

Randy Scruggs – Farther Along

Dale Ann Bradley – This Is My Year for Mexico

Larry Sparks – Just Lovin’ You

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band – Bring the Heat

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Rainy Day Blues

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – When We Cross

The Grascals – Beer Tree

Volume Five – Looking Out My Back Door

By |April 24th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 4/15/18

7 a.m.

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

Darin & Brooke Aldridge – No End in Sight

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers – Dark Hollow

Highland Travelers – Always Will Be

Larry Sparks – Bible Ben

Roe Family Singers – Ida Red

The Wooks – Me & the Stars

Edgar Loudermilk – Its a Way of Life That Stands the Test of Time

Old Crow Medicine Show – Child of the Mississippi

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys – Henry Brown

Charlie Sizemore – Turn It On Turn It On Turn It On

Larry Stephenson Band – Yesterday’s Gone

Clay Hess – Cold & Lonely

8 a.m.

Balsam Range & the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble – Trains I Missed

Lonesome River Band – As Lonesome As I Am

Jerry Salley – Front Porch Philosophy

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle – I’m Alright

James King – Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore

Sideline – Old Time Way

Alison Krauss & Union Station – The Captain’s Daughter

High Ground – Daddy’s Shoes

Gina Clowes – Good-bye Lianne

Milan Miller – Coon Dog Cemetery

Highland Travelers – It’s You Again

Nothin’ Fancy – Over & Over

Roe Family Singers – Ol’ Rattler

Country Gentlemen – Even Now

9 a.m.

Old Crow Medicine Show – Shout Mountain Music

Volume Five – Now That’s a Song

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Little Girl

Bill Monroe – Blue Moon of Kentucky

Dan Tyminski – Sunny Side of the Mountain

Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass – Sally, Don’t You Grieve

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Rainy Day Blues

Junior Sisk – The Whiskey & the Guitar

Dailey & Vincent – He Bore It All

The Grasscats – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

The Steeldrivers – Wearin’ a Hole

Michael Cleveland – Blues for Bill

Dale Ann Bradley – This Is My Year for Mexico

Highland Travelers – Kentucky Gambler

Amanda Cook – Caleb Meyer

Dave Adkins & Larry Cordle – Blood Feud

Del McCoury & His Dixie Pals – High on a Mountain

10 a.m.

Balsam Range & Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble – Last Train to Kitty Hawk

Flatt Lonesome – I’m Blue

Jeff White – Run Little Rabbit Run

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

Larry Cordle – The Old Things Walkin’ About

Roe Family Singers – Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine

Old Crow Medicine Show – The Good Stuff

Kristy Cox – Ricochet

Deer Creek Boys – Midnight & Dawn

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – Office Supplies

Doc Watson – Shady Grove

Peter Rowan – Ridin’ on That Midnight Train

Claybank – Where’s a Train When You Need One

Mark Newton Band – Charlie Lawson’s Still

Donna Ulisse – Without Trouble Please

Billy Strings – On the Line

Sideline – Thunder Dan

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – If I’d Have Wrote That Song

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 4/8/18

7 a.m.

Volume Five – Now That’s a Song

Highland Travelers – Little Tennessee

The Country Gentlemen – God’s Coloring Book

The Seldom Scene – Paradise

Sideline – Memories That We Shared

Becky Buller – John D. Champion

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Take Me Home Country Roads

Snyder Family Band – Clouds Over Texas

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle – I’m Alright

Special Consensus – Way Down the River Road

Grit City Grass – Money for the Train

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Little Girl

Milan Miller – Coon Dog Cemetery

8 a.m.

Claybank – No Escape

Tommy Webb – From Rock & Roll to Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe – Rocky Road Blues

Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks – Sally Don’t You Grieve

Earls of Leicester – Big Black Train

Flatt Lonesome – Build Me a Bridge

Rhonda Vincent – When the Angels Sing

Flashback – Moonshine

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley – Georgia on a Fast Train

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Rainy Day Blues

Earl Taylor & Jim McCall with the Stoney Mtn Boys – The Sun’s Gonna Shine

The Lonesome Ace String Band – Catlettsburg

Blue Mafia – With Body and Soul

Dave Adkins & Larry Cordle – Blood Feud

Sideline – Lysander Hayes

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder – Sis Draper

Patty Loveless – Big Chance

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band – Lynda

9 a.m.

Dale Ann Bradley – This Is My Year for Mexico

Amanda Cook – Caleb Meyer

Osborne Brothers – Salty Dog Blues

Country Gentlemen – Fox on the Run

The Grascals – Clear Corn Liquor

Larry Cordle – Two Coats

Donna Ulisse – Without Trouble Please

Special Consensus – Big River

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band – Lazy River

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

Longview – Faded Red Ribbon

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – if I’d Have Wrote That Song

Sideline – Thunder Dan

Band of Ruhks – Good Time Mountain Man

Spring Creek – It’s a Banjo Playing

MD Mallory Band – Bringing in the Georgia Mail

10 a.m.

Claybank – Drown This Town

Michelle Nixon & Drive – Harper Valley PTA

Kristy Cox – Ricochet

Lonesome River Band – As Lonesome As I Am

Larry Stephenson Band – Yesterday’s Gone

Dailey & Vincent – God’s Love

Peter Rowan – The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

—Live session with Deer Creek Boys—

The Wooks – Me & the Stars

Del McCoury Band – Live & Let Live

Flashback – Take This Hammer

Special Consensus – Hurting Sure

Johnny Williams – Midnight Rider

By |April 9th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments