Tanya Tucker tops list of artists for Rhythm and Roots | Living


BRISTOL – The second set of additions to Bristol Rhythm & Roots lineup includes a country star, the most awarded bluegrass band in history and a legendary swing western band.

Tanya Tucker, the Del McCoury Band and Asleep at the Wheel will take the stage at the festival taking place September 9-11 in downtown Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia. The birthplace of country music announced the additions on Thursday. The list also includes Willie Watson, Nicki Bluhm and Miko Marks.

Tucker was scheduled to perform at last year’s festival, but she has vowed to return for the 2022 event.

“Tanya really wanted to be here last year, but couldn’t join us due to travel issues,” Leah Ross, BCM’s executive director of advancement, said in a press release. “It is a coincidence that she is performing in Bristol as we celebrate the 95th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and the same year as Rosanne Cash, another iconic figure in country music.”

Large-print names at the top of the line also include Cash, JJ Gray and Mofro, and the Jerry Douglas Band.

Other artists include Briston Maroney, Katie Pruitt and Ralph Stanley II and The Clinch Mountain Boys.

According to the release, a third set of performers will be announced in March, followed by additional performers in late April.

Weekend passes are now on sale for $100. Artist schedules and day tickets will be released later this summer.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a music festival celebrating the 1927 Bristol Sessions and Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia’s title as the birthplace of country music.

The festival features headliners from multiple genres as well as artists and bands from across the region.

The festival hosts around 45,000 attendees across more than a dozen outdoor stages and indoor venues with around 100 acts throughout the three-day weekend.

For tickets or more information on Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, go to www.BristolRhythm.com.

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