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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 2/11/18

7 a.m.

Dave Evans – It’s Raining Here This Morning

Billy Droze – Haunted By the Wind

Jim & Jesse with Ricky Skaggs – The White Dove

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – Shape Up of Ship Out

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Derailed

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

Jim Hurst – Long & Lonesome Old Freight Train

Special Consensus – Fireball

Kristy Cox – Ricochet

Big Country Bluegrass – Detroit

Grandpa Jones – Eight More Miles to Louisville

The Stanley Brothers – Old Love Letters

Donna Ulisse – A Little Past Lonely

The Company Store – Oak Grove Church

 

8 a.m.

Billy Strings – On the Line

Bryan Sutton – The More I Learn

Kenny & Amanda Smith – Comin’ Around Again

Dale Ann Bradley – I’ll Just Go Away

Hammertowne – Hillbilly Heroes

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – God Can

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain boys – Henry Brown

Old & in the Way – I Ain’t Broke But I’m Badly Bent

Rock County – He Died a Rounder at 21

Volume Five – Now That’s a Song

Lonely Heartstring Band – Big Bruce

The Steeldrivers – If It Hadn’t Been for Love

Nothin’ Fancy – It’s a Good Feeling

Patty Loveless – Daniel Prayed

Country Gentlemen – Riverboat Fantasy

Cedar Hill – Pearl

 

9 a.m.

Bill Monroe – Y’all Come

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – Santa Fe

The Roys & Doyle Lawson – Mandolin Man

Gina Clowles – Puppet Show

Breaking Grass – Short Shorts

The Deanes – There’s a Reason

Lonesome River Band – Blackbirds & Crows

Flatt & Scruggs – Your Love Is Like a Flower

JD Crowe & the New South – Lefty’s Old Guitar

Milan Miller – Timepiece

Feller & Hill – Tennessee Hound Dog

Infamous Stringdusters – Sirens

Carolina Blue – Bonnie Goodbye

Kristy Cox – South to North Carolina

Nublu – Good Hearted Woman

Snyder Family Band – The Rain

Dailey & Vincent – That Feel Good Music

 

10 a.m.

The Sowell Family – Send the Angels Down

The Grascals – Delia

Mark Newton & Steve Thomas – Painted Lady

Shannon Slaughter – Movin’ On

Rickey Wasson – I’m Walkin’

Lonesome River Band – It Feels Real Good Goin’ Down

Balsam Range – Rise & Shine

Steep Canyon Rangers – Let Me Die in My Footsteps

Deer Creek Boys – Paralyzed

Rhonda Vincent – Is the Grass Any Bluer

Ricky Skaggs – Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’

Jordan Tice – A Cool Dog

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

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

Jimmy Martin – Beautiful Brown Eyes

Flatt Lonesome – Where Do You Go

Remington Ryde – Mr. King

Nothin’ Fancy – Kiss an Angel Good Morning

Volume Five – Looking Out My Back Door

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

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 2/4/18

7 a.m.

Nothin’ Fancy – It’s a Good Feeling

Volume five – Now That’s a Song

The Gillis Brothers – Harbor of Love

Nashville Bluegrass Band – Livin’ the Blues

Jeff White – Wise County Jail

Thomm Jutz – The Coast of Carolina

Don Rigsby – Six More Miles

Danny Barnes – Eight More Miles to Louisville

The Seldom Scene – Wait a Minute

Hammertowne – Hillbilly Heroes

The Gibson Brothers – Mountain Song

James King – Jason’s Farm

Alison Krauss – Dream of Me

 

8 a.m.

Feller & Hill – Back in Baby’s Arms

Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition – Trail of Sorrow

Don Reno – I’m Using My Bible for a Roadmap

The Grascals – Delia

Carolina Blue – Bonnie Goodbye

The Rice Brothers – Grapes on the Vine

Carl Story – I Saw the Light

The Infamous Stringdusters – A Hard Life Makes a Good Song

The Farm Hands – Colors

Gina Clowes – Puppet Show

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes – Lonesome Homesick Blues

Wyatt Rice & Dan Menzone Alliance – Wake Up Call

The Lonesome River Band – Blackbirds & Crows

Ricky Skaggs – A Simple Life

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage – Driving Nails in My Coffin

Milan Miller – Timepiece

Snyder Family Band – The Rain

Dailey & Vincent – Brothers of the Highway

 

9 a.m.

Nathan Stanley – He’ll Always Be Papaw to Me

Ralph Stanley – Little Maggie

Cherryholmes – How Long

Hamilton County Ramblers – She Left Me Standing on the Mountain

Country Gentlemen – Bringing Mary Home

The Boxcars – I Went Back Home Today

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – Money Will Not Save You

Deer Creek Boys – Paralyzed

Flatt Lonesome – Where Do You Go

The Expedition Show – Showdown

Tommy Webb – Teardrop Inn

Slocan Ramblers – Groundhog

Hylo Brown – The Intoxicated Rat

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

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

Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band – God’s Coloring Book

Rebekah Long – Fishin’ On the Cumberland

 

10 a.m.

Blue Highway – Top of the Ridge

Bill Monroe – Southern Flavor

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

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – Santa Fe

Detour – I Can See Clearly Now

Mike Bentley – Gonna Have Myself a Ball

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne – This Old Guitar & Me

Billy Droze – Haunted By the Wind

Billy Strings – On the Line

Mark Templeton & Pocket Change – I Learned About Jesus in Grandma’s Rocking Chair

Lonesome River Band – Struttin’ to Ferrum

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band – Lazy River

Volume Five – Tell Me You’re Not Leaving

Donna Ulisse – A Little Past Lonely

Larry Sparks – Brown Eyed Darling

Jerry Salley – If I Could Play Guitar Like Carl Jackson

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Fourth & Goal

Steep Canyon Rangers – The Speed We’re Traveling

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

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 1/28/18

7 a.m.

The Grascals – Delia

Carolina Blue – Bonnie Goodbye

Larry Cordle – Pud Marcums Hangin’

Dark Hollow – Cryin Holy Unto the Lord

Rickey Wasson – Ramblin’ Boy

Blue Moon Rising – Time To Be Movin’ On

Darrell Webb Band – If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger

Jesse McReynolds – Deep Elem Blues

Bill Emerson – Grandma’s Tattoos

Lonesome River Band – Blackbirds & Crows

Milan Miller – timepiece

Bill Monroe – Dark as the Night, Blue as the Day

Bobby Hicks & Del McCoury – We’re Steppin’ Out Tonight

Lawson & Williams – I’ll Make It Through

 

8 a.m.

Amanda Cook – Midnight 402

Garrett Newton Band – Country Poor & Country Proud

Jeff White – Run Little Rabbit Run

Detour – Quarterline Road

Mac Wiseman – Rovin’ Gambler

Deer Creek Boys – Paralyzed

Red Smiley & the Bluegrass Cutups – Somebody Touched Me

Steep Canyon Rangers – Shenandoah Valley

Flatt Lonesome – Where Do You Go?

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

Ricky Skaggs – Blue Night

Dry Branch Fire Squad – Lonesome Road Blues

Donna Ulisse – A Little Past Lonely

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band – Perfect Day

Jerry Salley – Front Porch Philosophy

Grasstowne – Kickin’ Up Dust

Rhonda Vincent – When I Close My Eyes

Remington Ryde – Leavin’

 

9 a.m.

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – What a Way to Go

Charlie Sizemore Band – The Less That I Drink

Seldom Scene – Paradise

Billy Strings – On the Line

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Derailed

Sideline – Lord of All Men

Monroeville with Cia Cherryholmes – Lonesome Goodbye

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

Wildfire – Three

Norman & Nancy Blake – Brickyard Joe

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys – Life to Go

Steep Canyon Rangers – Farmers & Pharaohs

Lonesome River Band – Like a Train Needs a Track

Lynn Morris Band – The Bramble & the Rose

Billy Droze – Haunted By the Wind

 

10 a.m.

Volume Five – The Lonesome Cry of the Whippoorwill

Kristy Cox – Ricochet

Larry Sparks – Just Lovin’ You

Ralph Stanley – Nine Pound Hammer

Deer Creek Boys – Midnight & Dawn

Dwight Yoakam – Purple Rain

Hammertowne – Hillbilly Heroes

Adam Steffey – Dear John

Shannon Slaughter – Love is a Cross & Three Nails

The Grascals – Beer Tree

Chet Atkins & Doc Watson – Goodnight Waltz

The Moron Brothers – Brown Shack Out Back

Blue Highway – Don’t Weep for Me

Nothin’ Fancy – It’s a Good Feeling

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Big City Blues

Flatt Lonesome – Highway of Pain

Volume Five – Now That’s a Song

Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks – I’ll Follow Jesus

Adkins & Loudermilk – Spain

By |January 29th, 2018|Categories: Bluegrass Sunday Morning|0 Comments

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 1/21/18

7 a.m.

Flatt Lonesome – Where Do You Go?

Donna Ulisse – A Little Past Lonely

Earls of Leicester – I’m on a Road to Gloryland

Dolly Parton – Blue Smoke

Steep Canyon Rangers – Let Me Out of This Town

Deer Creek Boys – Paralyzed

Dark Hollow – The Last Song

Fireside Collective – Burning at Both Ends

Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys – Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands

Carolina Road – Sharecroppers Son

Lawson & Williams – I Feel Better Now

Richard Bennett – Wichita Lineman

Kenny & Amanda Smith – Unbound

The Farm Hands – Rural Route

 

8 a.m.

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

Lou Reid & Carolina – Rollin’ On

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Little John I Am

Billy Strings – On the Line

Kristy Cox – Richochet

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne – You Can Feel  It In Your Soul

Ralph Stanley – Handsome Molly

Steep Canyon Rangers – Going Midwest

Lonesome River Band – Tune of a Twenty Dollar Bill

The Grasscats – Pill or Potion

Jeff Parker – Carolina Mornin’s

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Winslow

Wildfire – Three

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

Dwight Yoakam – These Arms

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Derailed

Bill Monroe – Roll ON Buddy Roll On

 

9 a.m.

Billy Droze – Haunted By the Wind

Volume Five – Looking Out My Backdoor

Big Country Bluegrass – Burn the Barn

Nothin’ Fancy – it’s a Good Feeling

Dailey & Vincent – That Feel Good Music

Darrell Webb Band – Mountain Dan

The Churchmen – All Over Me

Hammertowne – Hillbilly Heroes

Jeff White – Carry Me Across the Mountain

Country Gentlemen – The In Crowd

Gina Clowes – Saylors Creek

Local Exchange – Put On Your Walkin’ Shoes Baby

Adam Steffey – The Space I’m In

Johnson Mountain Boys – Let the Whole World Talk

Flatt & Scruggs – Blue Ridge Cabin Home

Lost & Found – Hey Porter

Larry Stephenson Band – Nail My Shoes to the Floor

Stuart Wyrick – Born Again

 

10 a.m.

Flatt Lonesome – All My Life

Volume Five – Now That’s a Song

Ricky Skaggs – Sis Draper

The Grascals – Delia

Milan Miller – Time Piece

Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain – Seven Miles from Wichita

Steep Canyon Rangers – Shenandoah Valley

Lonesome River Band – Blackbirds & Crows

Longview – I’ve Never Been So Lonesome

Country Gentlemen Tribute Band – Fox on the Run

Carolina Blue – Bonnie Good-bye

The Farm Hands – Nashville Skyline Rag

Heidi & Ryan – Oh Atlanta

Mike Bentley – What Are You Doing Here?

Kristy Cox – Cry Me a River

Del McCoury – Cheap Mike

Tim O’Brien – Little Annie

Amanda Cook – Midnight 402

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – Shape Up of Ship Out

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

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 1/14/18

7 a.m.

Kristy Cox – Ricochet

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Derailed

Dark Hollow – Top of the Hill

New Coon Creek Girls – Pretty Polly

Volume Five – I’ll Turn My Back

Billy Strings – On the Line

The Bluegrass Brothers – Eye Sore of the County

Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs – Wildwood Flower

Wildfire – Three

Brad Hudson – Next New Heartache

Balsam Range – Chain Gang Blues

Eddy Raven – All Grassed Up

John Duffey – Girl From the North Country

Molly Tuttle – Good Enough

8 a.m.

Billy Droze – Haunted By the Wind

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

Local Exchange – Two Coats

Country Gentlemen – Cumberland River

Volume Five – Now That’s a Song

Gibson Brothers – One Raindrop

Hammertowne – Hillbilly Heroes

Mike Bentley – Gonna have Myself a Ball

Earl Taylor & Jim McCall – Long Journey Home

Jamie Harper – Enough on My Mind

Bill Monroe – Blue Night

Reno & Smiley – Speedin’

Darren Nicholson – Can’t You See

Flatt Lonesome – All My Life

Nothin’ Fancy – It’s a Good Feeling

Emi Sunshine – Ninety Miles

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – I’m Not Listening Any More

9 a.m.

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

The Virginia Ramblers – I Couldn’t Find My Walking Shoes

The Grass Cats – Copperhead Road

Town Mountain – Tick on a Dog

Del McCoury Band – Moneyland

The Forbes Family – Come Unto Me

Detour – Too Blue To Have the Blues

Carolina Blue – Bonnie Good-bye

Lonesome River Band – Blackbirds & Crows

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Julie Ann

The Farewell Drifters – Somewhere Down the Road

The Stanley Brothers – Orange Blossom Special

Blue Highway – She Ain’t Worth It

Kristy Cox – I Can Almost Smell the Smoke

The Grascals – Delia

Milan Miller – Timepiece

Jimmy Martin – Lover’s Lane

10 a.m.

The Infamous Stringdusters – A Hard Life Makes a Good Song

Amanda Cook – Midnight 402

Rhonda Vincent – Kentucky Borderline

Mickey Galyean – Seven Cent Cotton, Forty Cent Meat

Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band – There Goes the Neighborhood

Deer Creek Boys – Paralyzed

Grit City Grass – Rambling Fever

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys – On Boot Hill

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band – God’s Blessing

The Steeldrivers – Wearin’ a Hole

Flatt Lonesome – Where Do You Go

Wynn Osborne & His Bluegrass Playboys – Tequila

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

Volume Five – Just Beyond the Window

Sierra Hull, Justin Moses & Mac Wiseman – The Guitar

Darrell Webb Band – Daddy’s Drinking Shoes

Donna Ulisse – A Little Part Lonely

O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor – Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?

Shannon Slaughter – The Girl I Love

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

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 1/7/18

7 a.m.

JD Crowe – Ten Degrees and Getting Colder

Flatt Lonesome – All My Life

Hammertowne – Hillbilly Heroes

The Churchmen – Alone on a Hill

Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Mountains in Mississippi

Doc Watson – Shady Grove

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

Rob Benzing – Lonesome Road Blues

The Roys – Workin’ On It

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – What Goes Around Comes Around

Kristy Cox – South to North Carolina

Nothin’ Fancy – It’s a Good Feeling

The Rice Brothers – Grapes on the Vine

Balsam Range – I Hear the Mountains

8 a.m.

Mike Bentley – Casualties Along the Way

Feller & Hill – Duncan & Brady

Ricky Scaggs & Bruce Hornsby – Sally Jo

Virginia Ramblers – May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister

Milan Miller – Timepiece

Kristy Cox – Just Me Leaving

Jimmy Martin – Run Pete Run

The Church Sisters – Robe of White

Garrett Newton Band – Country Poor & Country Proud

Cane Mill Road – John hardy

Lost & Found – Sawmill Road

Town Mountain – The Race Is On

Volume Five – Looking Out My Back Door

Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys – Henry Brown

Lonesome River Band – Blackbirds & Crows

Amanda Cook – Midnight 402

9 a.m.

The Grascals – Delia

Hot Rize – Money to Burn

Larry Sparks – Blue Virginia Blues

Courtney Hollow Band – Three Strikes You’re Out

The Stanley Brothers – How Mountain Girls Can Love

The Boxcars – Alone & Wondering Why

The Spinney Brothers – Walk in the Sunshine

Kristy Cox & Brandon Rickman – A Bed This Cold

Donna Ulisse – A Little Past Lonely

The Boys From Indiana – My Night to Howl

Country Gentlemen – Honey Don’t

Flashback – Welcome to New York

Flatt Lonesome – Where Do You Go

Osborne Brothers – Rocky Top

Volume Five – The Lamb, the Lion, and the King

Deer Creek Boys – Paralyzed

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band – Lazy River

Gibson Brothers – Homemade Wine

10 a.m.

Becky Buller & Rhonda Vincent – Calamity Jane

The Company Store – Daddy’s Daddy’s Wagon

Bill Monroe – My Little Georgia Rose

Jeff White – Travelin’ This Lonesome Road

Billy Strings – On the Line

Dailey & Vincent – God’s Love

Remington Ryde – Thirty Years of Farming

Jerry Salley – Pullin’ a Heavy Load

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

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – So Familiar

Lonely Heartstring Band – Deep Waters

Antique Persuasion – Lovers Lane

Terry Baucom – Fourth and Goal

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Derailed

Nothin’ Fancy – She’s Not the One

Jim Hurst & Missy Raines – Small Southern Town

Wildfire – Three

Billy Droze – Haunted By the Wind

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