Bluegrass Sunday Mornings on WNRN

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 Morning is sponsored by The Villa Diner.

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Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 11/4/18

Veteran’s Day Edition

7 a.m.

Red Allen – Purple Heart

Junior Sisk – Honey Do List

The Bluegrass Brothers – Memories of My Childhood

Del McCoury Band – Close By

Feller & Hill – Big Blue Roses

Brandon Rickman – Prayers Go Up

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – The Lowlands

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle – G Force

Missy Werner – I Always Do

Dale Ann Bradley – Come Home Good Boy

Rickey Wasson – Another Soldier Down

Roland White & Friends – If You’re Ever Gonna Love Me

David Davis & the Warrior River Boys – Old & Only in the Way

Blue Moon Rising – Far Away from Home

8 a.m.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder – Tennessee Stud

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – They Call Me Trouble

Deeper Shade of Blue – Steam

The King James Boys – Was Nots

Jimmy Martin – Blue Moon of Kentucky

Rock County – Mary Jane, Won’t You Be Mine

Country Gentlemen – Legend of the Rebel Soldier

The Family Sowell – God Knows Who He Is

Nothin’ Fancy – Less of Me

Appalachian Road Show – Dance, Dance, Dance

The Earls of Leicester – Flint Hill Special

Jeff White – Run Little Rabbit

Brandon Rickman – One Step, Two Step

Rhonda Vincent – God Bless the Soldier

The Roys – Those Boots

Kristy Cox – South to North Carolina

Big Country Bluegrass – Burn the Barn

Jeff Parker – Lord, I Hate to See My Darlin’ Go

9 a.m.

The Steeldrivers – Sticks That Made Thunder

Chris Roberts – Whole Lotta Laying Around

Chad Darou & Cia Cherryholmes – Heaven

Dan Tyminski – Sunny Side of the Mountain

Mickey Galyean & Cullens Bridge – No Candy in My Bluegrass

  1. D. Crowe – Down Where the River Bands

The Grascals – Life Finds a Way

Sister Sadie – Losing You Blues

Deer Creek Boys – Airmail Special

David Benedict – Dorrigo

Peter Rowan – The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes

Dailey & Vincent – More Than a Name on a Wall

Blue Highway – Two Soldiers

Brandon Rickman – Train Long Gone

The Wooks – Dear Prudence

Loretta Lynn – Take Your Guns & Go John

10 a.m.

The Earls of Leicester – Pray for the Boys

Turning Ground – Bluegrass

Flashback – Take This Hammer

Sideline – Lysander Hayes

Greg Welty Community – Don’t Cross the River

Larry Cordle – Lawrence County Seat

Larry Stephenson Band – Bear Tracks

The Steeldrivers – River Runs Red

Songs from the Road Band – Lessons I Can’t Unlearn

Del McCoury Band – That Ol’ Train

Detour – Homeless of the Brave

Cherryholmes – This is My Son

Claybank – Where’s a Train When You Need One

High Fidelity – Gotta Get You Near Me Blues

Flatt Lonesome – Build Me a Bridge

Country Gentlemen Tribute Band – One Morning in May

Ralph Stanley – A Mother’s Prayer

Lonesome River Band – Sorry County Blues

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 11/4/18

7 a.m.

Chris Roberts – Whole Lotta Laying Around

Deeper Shade of Blue – Steam

Osborne Brothers – Faded Love

Crowe, Lawson, & Williams – Do You Live What You Preach

Damian Muller – Half Inch of Snow

Appalachian Road Show – Dance, Dance, Dance

Hamilton County Ramblers – She Left Me Standing on the Mountain

Larry Sparks – Carter’s Blues

Curtis McPeake & Andy May – The Good Things Out Weigh the Bad

Bryan Sutton – That’s Where I Belong

Greg Welty Community – To See My Angel in Virginia Again

Turning Ground – Old Kentucky Shine

Virginia Ramblers – I Couldn’t Find My Walking Shoes

Mac Wiseman – The Black Sheep

8 a.m.

Brandon Rickman – One Step, Two Step

The Wooks – Union Pacific

Kody Norris Show – Truck Driver’s Queen

Earls of Leicester – Big Black Train

Gibson Brothers – I Can’t Breathe Deep Yet

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Pretty Little Girl from Galax

Flatt Lonesome – Highway of Pain

Greg Welty Community – Don’t Cross the River

Sister Sadie – Losing You Blues

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Help Is on the Way

Rhonda Vincent – Last Time Loving You

The Cleverlys – Baby

Mickey Galyean & Cullens Bridge – No Candy in My Bluegrass

Peter Rowan – The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes

Chad Darou & Cia Cherryholmes – Heaven

Bill Monroe – My Little Georgia Rose

9 a.m.

Mountain Home Family – Come See About Me

Don Reno – Charlotte Breakdown

Town Mountain – Comin’ Back to You

Audie Blaylock & Redline – Ride & Roll

Alison Krauss & Union Station – The Lucky One

Del McCoury Band – That Ol’ Train

Appalachian Road Show – Milwaukee Blues

Clay Bank – Where’s a Train When You Need One

Sister Sadie – Mama’s Room

Dave Adkins – Blue Blue Rain

Lonesome River Band –Record Time Machine

Bluegrass Brothers – Thumbprint on the Bible

Mickey Galyean & Cullens Bridge – Too Late to Say Good-bye

Highland Travelers – Always Will Be

VW Boys – The Rooster Song

Larry Cordle – Lawrence County Seat

10 a.m.

Williamson Branch – Old Man Hobacks Farm

Doc Watson – Shake, Rattle & Roll

Songs from the Road Band – Lesson I Can’t Unlearn

Junior Sisk – Honey Do List

Marty Raybon – Next to You, Next to Me

Balsam Range – One Way Out

Gerg Welty Community – Is It Still Over

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – They Call Me Trouble

The Farm Hands – Dixie Breakdown

Stanley Brothers – Drink Up & go Home

Shawn Camp – Going Back to Bristol

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – Old Time Country Revival

Mickey Galyean & Cullens Bridge – Dixieland for Me

Alecia Nugent – Hillbilly Goddess

Kody Norris Show – Hold Watcha Got

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band – Lynda

Roland White & Friends – If You’re Ever Gonna Love Me

James King – Going to the Races

The Grascals – Sleepin’ with the Reaper

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 10/21/18

7 a.m.

Peter Rowan – The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes

Sister Sadie – Losing You Blues

Big Country Bluegrass – The Boys in Hats and Ties

Gibson Brothers – Just an Old Rounder

Kody Norris Show – I’m Movin’ On

Jimmy Martin – Lover’s Lane

The Cleverlys – Baby

Randy Waller & Lou Reid – Sad & Lonesome Day

Clay Hess – Cold & Lonely

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

Missy Raines – Allegheny Town

The Country Gentlemen – Even Now

Volume Five – The Lonesome Cry of the Whippoorwill

The Boxcars – You Took All the Ramblin’ Out of Me

8 a.m.

Chad Darou & Cia Cherryholmes – Heaven

Dailey & Vincent – Gimme All the Love You Got

Ronnie Bowman – cold Virginia Night

JD Crowe & the New South – My Home Ain’t in the Hall of Fame

Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass – Heaven’s Bluegrass Band

Dave Adkins – Blue Blue Rain

The Kody Norris Show – The Bluegrass Auctioneer

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

James King – Riding with Private Malone

David Benedict – The Golden Angle

Missy Raines – Swept Away

Balsam Range – The Girl Who Invented the Wheel

Highland Travelers – It’s You Again

Osborne Brothers – Ruby Are You Mad

9 a.m.

Dark Hollow – Julie Ann

Songs from the Road Band – Lesson I Can’t Unlearn

Lonesome River Band – Wreck of My Heart

Lost & Found – Johnstons Grocery Store

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – They Call Me Trouble

Special Consensus – She Took the Tennessee River

The Wooks – Tom Ames’ Prayer

Irene Kelley – Something About a Train Sound

Ricky Skaggs – Sawin’ on the Strings

Seldom Scene – Bad Moon Rising

Roland White & Friends – Farewell Blues

Larry Sparks – John Deer Tractor

Sideline – Bluefield West Virginia Mountain Girl

Earls of Leicester – Black Eyed Suzy

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys – Henry Brown

Deer Creek Boys – Little White Church

Jerry Salley – If I Could Play Guitar Like Carl Jackson

10 a.m.

Dave Evans – Pretty Green Hills

Eddie Sanders – A Train Can Run Two Ways

Flatt Lonesome – Mixed Up Mess of a Heart

Jim Hurst – Gadget Daddy

The Farm Hands – Hillbilly Graham

Billy Droze – To Whom It May Concern

Kody Norris Show – You Can’t Tell the Boys from the Girls

Deeper Shade of Blue – Steam

Doyle Lawson & quicksilver – Bluegrass Blues

Sideline – Their Hands Made the Music

Doc Watson – Step It Up & Go

Appalachian Road Show – Dance, Dance, Dance

Curtis McPeake & Andy May – Grandpa’s Mule

Missy Raines with Trent Wagler – Good-bye Virginia

Newtown – Naomi Wise

Nothin’ Fancy – Papa Wants to Go Back

Bill Monroe – Blue Moon of Kentucky

Brandon Rickman – One Step, Two Step

Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers – Bend in the Road

Turning Ground – Old Kentucky Shine

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 10/14/18

7 a.m.

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

Balsam Range – The Girl Who Invented the Wheel

The Earls of Leicester – Let The Church Roll On

Larry Stephenson Band – Yesterday’s Gone

Roland White with Darin & Brooke Aldridge – If You’re Ever Gonna Love Me

Bill Monroe – It’s Might Dark to Travel

Donna Ulisse – Back Home Feelin’ Again

The Lynn Morris Band – The Bramble and the Rose

The Highland Travelers – It’s You Again

The Wooks – Let It Ride

Deer Creek Boys – Loves Raining Down

Josh Slone & Coal Town – Hillbilly Girl

Shannon Slaughter – Movin’ On

8 a.m.

Williamson Branch – Old Man Hobacks Farm

Songs from the Road Band – Lesson I Can’t Unlearn

Dave Adkins – Blue Blue Rain

The Osborne Brothers – Who Done It

Claire Lynch – I’ll Be Alright Tomorrow

Ralph Stanley – I’ll Fly Away

Eddie Sanders – A Train Can Run Two Ways

Sideline – Bluefield West VA Mountain Girl

Roland White & Billy Strings – Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Lonesome River Band – Diggin’

Jim Stafford – Wild Wood Weed

Appalachian Road Show – Dance, Dance, Dance

Gibson Brothers – One Rain Drop

Larry Cordle – Yardbird

The Wooks – Little Sandy Queen

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – They Call Me Trouble

John Duffey – Walk Through This World with Me

Flatt Lonesome – I’m Blue

9 a.m.

Damian Muller – Shenandoah Home

Special Consensus – She Took the Tennessee River

The Bluegrass Brothers – Stanley Tradition

The Roe Family singers – Ida Red

Deeper Shade of Blue – Steam

Chris Roberts – Whole Lotta Laying Around

The Wooks – Dear Prudence

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

The Farm Hands – Hillbilly Graham

Junior Sisk – Honey Do List

Roland White & Nick Dauphinais – Why You Been Gone So Long

Newtown – Naomi Wise

Brandon Rickman – One Step, Two Step

Michelle Nixon – Blue Kentucky Girl

10 a.m.

Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers – Bend in the Road

Turning Ground – Old Kentucky Shine

Earls of Leicester – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Dailey & Vincent – You Love Is Like a Flower

Breaking Grass – Shine

Sister Sadie – Losing You Blues

Virginia Ramblers – May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister

The Cleverlys – Baby

Del McCoury Band – You Could Be Me

Eddie Adcock – Warm & Windy

Peter Rowan – The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes

IIIrd Tyme Out – John & Mary

Blue Highway – Top of the ridge

Nothin’ Fancy – That Home Far Away

The Travelin’ McCourys – the Shaker

Missy Werner Band – Blue Skies & Teardrops

Volume Five – the Lonesome Cry of the Whippoorwill

Mile Twelve – Rocket Man

Chad Darou & Cia Cherryholmes – Heaven

Adam Steffey – Dear John

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 10/7/18

7 a.m.

The Spinney Brothers – My Music Comes from Bill

Sideline – Bluefield WV Mountain Girl

The King James Boys – Was Nots

Ralph Stanley – Can’t You Hear the Mountains Calling

Nothin’ Fancy – Less of Me

Eddie Sanders – A Train Can Run Two Ways

Larry Sparks – Tennessee 1949

Eddie Adcock – Virginia Bluebell

The Earls of Leicester – I Don’t Care Anymore

James King – Going to the Races

Appalachian Road Show – Dance, Dance, Dance

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – They Call Me Trouble

Special Consensus – She Took the Tennessee River

Alan Jackson – Blue Moon of Kentucky

8 a.m.

Gina Clowes – For Better or For Worse

Jerry Wicentowski – I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home

Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band – Thinking Right

Chris Roberts – Whole Lotta Laying Around

Country Gentlemen – Legend of the Rebel Soldier

Junior Sisk – A Brand New Shade of Blue

Nothin’ Fancy – Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

Deeper Shade of Blue – Steam

Sister Sadie – Raleigh’s Ride

Town Mountain – The Race Is On

Newtown – Naomi Wise

Jeff Parker – Carolina Mornin’s

Flatt Lonesome – Happy Till He Comes

Brandon Rickman – One Step, Two Step

Bill Monroe – Rocky Road blues

The Gibson Brothers – That Bluegrass Music

Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers – Bend in the Road

9 a.m.

Turning Ground – Old Kentucky Shine

The Steel drivers – Drinking Dark Whiskey

Lonesome River Band – Them Blues

The Grasscats – Pill or Potion

Peter Rowan – The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes

Del McCoury Band – I Fell in Love

Rebekah Long – Fishin’ on the Cumberland

Nothin’ Fancy – Time Changes Everything

Volume Five – Lonesome Cry of the Whippoorwill

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Had It Not Been for the Train

Big Country Bluegrass – Let Them Know I’m from Virginia

Doc Watson – Deep River Blues

Chad Darou & Cia Cherryholmes – Heaven

Earls of Leicester – Yonder Stands Little Maggie

Don Reno – Limehouse Blues

Claybank – Drown This Town

Larry Cordle – A large Detroit American Automobile

10 a.m.

Sister Sadie – Losing You Blues

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – i Want to Be Ready

Clay Hess – Blue Yodel #2

Dave Adkins – Blue Blue Rain

Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick – Oh Susanna

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Blue Train of the Heartbreak Line

Highland Travelers – It’s You Again

Commonwealth Bluegrass Band – Who’s That Knockin’

Songs from the Road Band – Lessons I Can’t Unlearn

The Farm Hands – Hillbilly Graham

Dailey & Vincent – Sweet Carrie

Josh Williams – Sweet Little Boy

Williamson Branch – Old Man Hobacks Farm

Jimmy Martin – Run Pete Run

Balsam Range – The Girl Who Invented the Wheel

Curtis McPeak & Andy May – Reuben’s Train

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

Ray Edwards – My Best Pal

Steep Canyon Rangers – Don’t Ease Me In

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

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 9/30/18

7 a.m.

Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers – Bend in the Road

Brandon Rickman – One Step, Two Step

Country Gentlemen – The Bluebirds Are Singing

James King – Flame in My Heart

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

Trinity River Band – Then She Cried

Stanley Brothers – The White Dove

Blue Highway – Alexanders Run

The Expedition Show – Backroads & Little Towns

Newtown – Naomi Wise

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – We’ll Never Walk Alone

Reno & Smiley – Country Boy Rock & Roll

Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott – Long Time Gone

Rice Brothers – Grapes on the Vine

8 a.m.

Gillian Welch – Winter’s Come & Gone

Chris Roberts – Whole Lotta Laying Around

The Farewells Drifters – Somewhere Down the Road

Claire Lynch – Train Long Gone

Dailey & Vincent – Back to Hancock County

Sister Sadie – Losing You Blues

Deer Creek Boys – Loves Raining Down

Flatt Lonesome – When Two Worlds Collide

Sideline – Lysander Hayes

The Grasscats – High in the Mountains

Sierra Hull – Hullarios

Sam Bush – The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle

Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Mountains in Mississippi

Highland Travelers – The Little Tennessee

Volume five – Lonesome Cry of the Whippoorwill

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain – Cannan’s Land

Earls of Leicester – Long Journey Home

9 a.m.

Molly Tuttle – Good Enough

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Life of a Hard Working Man

Bill Monroe – Roll On Buddy Roll On

Jimmy Martin – Uncle Pen

Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton – Please

MD Mallory – Four Books in the Bible

Love Cannon – You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Balsam Range – The Girl Who Invented the Wheel

Valerie Smith – Blame It on the Bluegrass

Grandpa Jones – Mountain Dew

Special Consensus – Squirrel Hunters

Becky Buller – Speakin’ to That Mountain

Earls of Leicester – In the Summertime

Nothin’ Fancy – Papa Wants to Go Back

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder – A Simple Life

Billy Strings – On the Line

Della Mae – Take One Day

10 a.m.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – I Heard That Train

Lonesome River Band – Wreck of My Heart

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band – Umbrella

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Cottontown

James King – Garage Sale

Junior Sisk – Honey Do List

Travellin’ McCourys – Lonesome, On’ry & Mean

Eddie Sanders – A Train Can Run Two Ways

Michael Cleveland – Fiddler’s Dream

Virginia Ramblers – Knife in My Heart

Larry Cordle & friends – God Had a Hand in It

Randy Waller & Lou Reid – Sad & Lonesome

Turning Ground – Old Kentucky Shine

Detour – Lovin’ Liza Jane

The Grascals – Clear Corn Liquor

Mountain Home Family – Come See About Me

Del McCoury – Deep Dark Hollow Road

Appalachian Road Show – Dance, Dance, Dance

By |October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments