The Nashville Midnite Jamboree

We arrived in Nashville Saturday afternoon and took a nap after dinner so we could go to the Nashville Midnite Jamboree. It’s the world’s second-oldest live radio program, broadcast from midnight until 1:30 am every Saturday night from the Texas Troubadour Theatre.
The Texas Troubadour Theatre
The Nashville Midnite Jamboree radio program
Ernest Tubb, one of the first musicians to record country music in Nashville, started that radio show in 1947. The show allowed many famous country music singers such as Elvis Presley to be discovered.

The Stoneman sisters – Roni, Donna, and Patsy – were the stars during the week we visited. They are three of 23 children born to “Pop” Stoneman, a major country music star from the 1920s to the 1960s. Roni is called the “First Lady of Banjo,” and Patsy is 87 and the oldest.
The Stoneman sisters
After not much sleep, we were back at the same theatre at 10 am the next morning for the Nashville Cowboy Church, another longtime Nashville radio show broadcast to over 100 countries. Country music stars perform their favorite gospel songs, and there is a short but powerful sermon by minister Dr. Harry Yates. His wife, Joanne Cash Yates, also sang. She is the sister of Johnny Cash.
Nashville Cowboy Church musicians
Cowboy Church performers
Joanne Cash Yates singing in the
Cowboy Church