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Appearance marks Atwood’s 50th Anniversary in country music

Nashville, Tenn. – In celebration of his 50th anniversary in country music, entertainer Tim Atwood will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, October 5th. The golden night will be filled with surprises for both the audience and Tim. The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree tapes at 10 pm CT and will air live on 650-AM WSM and worldwide online at Midnight CT.

During his thirty eight years on the Grand Ole Opry, Tim performed alongside four decades of country music hit makers including Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Jim Ed Brown, Roy Clark, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.

“Music is all I’ve ever wanted to do. As a kid, I can’t tell you how many times I got caught in study hall designing stage plots instead of doing my homework. I’m glad the music thing worked out for me because I never had a Plan B,” Atwood reminisces. “I think back to my years performing on the Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Nashville Now and so many other musical milestones, and it doesn’t seem possible that fifty years has elapsed. I think it is fitting that I celebrate those fifty years this weekend at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. After singing a song, Ernest Tubb used to turn his guitar around and the word Thanks was painted on the back. For every one of those fifty years–doing what I love to do–I am very, very thankful.”

The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree is open to the public. Admission is free and seating is general admission. Along with Tim Atwood, artists who have appeared in the past are Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, T. Graham Brown, Crystal Gayle, Marty Stuart, Alan Jackson and Mark Wills.

While continuing to celebrate his 50th anniversary, Tim Atwood received a nod for ‘Entertainer of the Year’ from the Reunion of Professional Entertainers in Nashville. He is also honored to ride in the Nashville Veteran’s Day Parade on November 11.

Tim Atwood On Tour:
OCT 03 – R.O.P.E. Awards / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 05 – Texas Troubadour Theatre / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 09 – The Dottie West Birthday Bash at 3rd & Lindsley / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 20 – Four Season’s Resort / Lake Ozark, Mo.
NOV 02 – Bosque Arts Center / Clifton, Texas
NOV 11 – Nashville Veterans Day Parade / Nashville, Tenn.
NOV 22 – County Line Country Opry / Herrick, Ill.
NOV 23 – Edgewood Opry / Edgewood, Ill.
NOV 24 – Hidalgo Baptist Church / Hidalgo, Ill.
DEC 19 – George Shinn Foundation ‘Shinn-Dig’ at Lipscomb Univ. / Nashville, Tenn.
DEC 21 – Texas Troubadour Theatre / Nashville, Tenn.
JAN 25 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 26 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 27 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 28 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 29 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 30 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
JAN 31 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
FEB 01 – The Country Music Cruise / Port Canaveral, Fla.
MAR 07 – Effington Performance Center / Effington, Ill.
For a complete tour schedule, please click here.

About Tim Atwood:
Tim is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He began his music career playing gospel music at the age of thirteen for The Harris Family. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry, Tim toured with country legends Mel Street, Lynn Anderson and Jim Ed Brown where he can still be seen regularly on the rebroadcasts of Jim Ed’s TV series Nashville On The Road. Tim’s other TV credits include Home & Family, Larry’s Country Diner, Another Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Opry Live, Nashville Now, Hee Haw, Church Street Station, Country On The Gulf, Pop Goes The Country, Country Connection, Late Night With David Letterman, The Dailey & Vincent Show and features on CBS, NBC and FOX News.

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