Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe, dubbed “Nashville’s Coolest Show” by Southern Living, is pleased to announce a radio syndication milestone. More than 25 affiliate stations now carry the Nashville-based concert series, which is available to non-commercial and commercial stations in one-hour and two-hour edited versions. Stations from coast-to-coast such as Santa Rosa, California’s KRSH and North Hampton, Massachusetts’ WXOJ, include the dynamic program in their weekly schedule. Just this week Music City Roots added WCLX, 102.9 FM serving Burlington, VT.
Leslie Rouffe of Songlines Music, Music City Roots radio promoter, says, “Nashville is vibrant and growing right now! There is a reason The New York Times proclaims, “Nashville’s Latest Big Hit Could Be the City Itself” and GQ Magazine calls us ‘Nowville.’ This is a chance for stations to bring that vibe of Music City to their listeners.”
“We are so appreciative of the affiliates that broadcast the edited episodes, sharing the amazing ‘New Nashville’ and its best and brightest nationwide,” Todd Mayo, Music City Roots Co-Executive Producer states. “Through the efforts of Leslie Rouffe and Craig Havighurst, we are able to reach music lovers all over via the tried and true discovery format of terrestrial radio.”
“The bands that grace our stage have always been such a wonderful part of Music City Roots and these syndicated affiliates give them an opportunity to be heard.” Co-Executive Producer, John Walker adds. “In growing the Music City reputation of Nashville, we are proud and honored to be a platform for artists and brands across the United States and internationally.”
The syndicated version of Music City Roots is produced and hosted by show blogger and interview guy Craig Havighurst. Each episode goes out just one and a half weeks after the original air date. The show’s outreach to new markets comes fast on the heels of the crew’s first international broadcast, a trip to the Tamworth Country Music Festival. The event Live From Tamworth Town Hall followed the Music City Roots format and featured five acts and local busker talent from the area. As a result, several dialogs have been initiated with Aussie syndicators, anxious to add a radio presence to the show's weekly episodes on Foxtel's CMC-TV.
In addition to edited radio shows, Music City Roots music is available in podcast episodes, full Livestream archives, a diverse YouTube channel and a 24/7 free Internet radio app of live performance cuts, Roots Radio. Public television syndication will be available in the coming weeks with the completion of thirteen episodes recorded during the 2012 Fall Season; the hour-long edited television program’s first season will feature performances from Leon Russell, Langhorne Slim, honeyhoney, Derek Hoke, Lake Street Dive and Jim Lauderdale among others.
A list of affiliate stations and additional information is available at.