Friday, 13 April 2012

Earl Scruggs Tributes Archived at WSM Online

Grand Ole Opry announcer and WSM 650 AM Radio host Eddie Stubbs has sent important and interesting news regarding two recent WSM Radio broadcasts now available for listening online. Both programs focus on legendary pioneer musician Earl Scruggs, who passed away on March 28.

WSM Radio is offering two historic programs in their online archive section for a limited time only. For those of us who are Earl Scruggs fans and friends these two programs provide an opportunity to learn more about the musician, as well as the man behind the public image.

The archived broadcasts include the Celebration of Life (Earl's funeral service) from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee; and the Eddie Stubbs' "On-Air Tribute to Earl Scruggs".

Celebration of Life  [1:59] 
broadcast on WSM Radio - April 1, 2012
Invited musicians and speakers included: Master of Ceremonies, Eddie Stubbs - The Del McCoury Band - Ricky Skaggs - The Whites: Buck, Sharon & Cheryl - Bela Fleck - Charlie Daniels - Emmylou Harris - John McKuen - Jim Mills - Marty Stuart - Vince Gill - Patty Loveless.

The Eddie Stubbs Show "On-Air Tribute to Earl Scruggs"  [2:33]
broadcast on WSM Radio - April 4, 2012
Eddie Stubbs first came onto the music scene as a fiddler with the Johnson Mountain Boys bluegrass band in 1979. Eddie's extensive knowledge of American Country and Blue Grass music history is well respected by his peers and scholars worldwide. Those of you who have heard Eddie's historic tribute shows in the past are aware of his respect for, and personal relationships with, music legends and pioneers. This tribute show is no exception. Earl Scruggs had the utmost respect for his friend and colleague Eddie Stubbs. In this very special broadcast Eddie reveals his admiration, respect, and love for Earl. Eddie provides us all with an amazing retrospective of the life history of one of the great musical innovators of all time as he honors the late Earl Scruggs.

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