Notes From Mark Freeman (Rebel Records):
Rebel Records was founded in 1960 and was the first independent record label devoted exclusively to bluegrass music. Known for innovation and excellence over a 60+ year period now, Rebel has introduced many of the most important artists of the genre. The year that WNRN began was just around the time that Rebel Records relocated to Charlottesville from Roanoke, Virginia. WNRN has been a proponent and supporter of us, their hometown label, from the beginning and we are grateful. Rebel Records is excited to partner with WNRN to celebrate its 25th anniversary!
Notes From Rusty Cempre (Bluegrass Sunday Morning host):
It still blows me away that a radio station would allow an average Joe like me to hand-pick music and host a specialty show for the past 21 years. I was also thrilled when asked to make the selections for this disc. It was not an easy task. The Rebel Records catalog is HUGE. So after several hours on a Thanksgiving morning searching for the best Rebel tracks going back to the 60s to present day, we now have a sweet mix of tunes that shows how far Rebel and WNRN have come. None of this would have happened without the support of our listeners and Mark Freeman and the Rebel Records family. Thanks so much. Enjoy!