Happy December! It is my sincerest hope that you can spend the holidays this year with all your friends and family. To add icing to the top of that cake, I hope you can tune into the three installments of The Justin Reed Show that are scheduled for December. On the show this month:
Dec. 1: At 7:30 a.m., Swedish country musician Hicks will call in to the show and we will talk about his new music and how the world of country music is truly universal. For more information on Hicks, visit hickscountry.com. At 8 a.m., Donnie Lee Strickland will drop by the studio and play live. Strickland has been singing since he was 5 years old and has performed all over the country for some notable musicians. For more information on Strickland, who has a new album available, visit donnieleestrickland.com. Finally, at 9 a.m., world renowned pianist Tim Atwood will be making his return to the show. Atwood was featured in a phone interview back in August, but he will be appearing live in December. Atwood spent more than three decades as the house pianist for the Grand Ole Opry. Since working as a solo artist, he has released two albums to critical acclaim, and he will be playing live on The Justin Reed Show! For more information on Atwood, visit timatwood.com.
Dec. 8: At 8 a.m., Sweet Home Symphony will be making its debut as a group on the show. SHS is composed of Wesley King, Zach Shockley and Erin McLendon (a frequent guest on the show). SHS has a fantastic sound that is unique and fresh. The trio will be dropping by and sharing the history of the band and playing live for us. They are hosting an event at Douglas Corner in Nashville on Dec. 15 and will shed light on that as well. For more information, visit facebook.com/sweethomesymphony.
Dec. 15: On the last show of the season, as per tradition, the lovely and talented Erin McLendon will be back for the 3rd Annual Christmas Co-Host at 8 a.m.! Erin is no stranger to The Justin Reed Show, this being her 12th appearance. She will be bringing her favorite Christmas tunes and I will be doing the same, and the rest remains to be seen! Each time McLendon drops by to co-host is so much fun and this one will not be one to miss. For more information, visit erinmclendon.com.
Tune into The Justin Reed Show every Thursday morning on 88.3 FM.
I want to personally say a big “thank you” to all of the listeners and supporters of the show. I would be nowhere without faithful listeners such as yourself. I do believe that this has been the best year of the show yet and it would not be such without you. I’m looking forward to returning to the show for the start of Season 11 on Jan. 5, 2017.
Peace, Love, and Ernest Tubb,
Justin D. Reed