Earlier this month the announcement was made for the Bluegrass Music TV (BGM-TV) partnership between video producer and record executive Sammy Passamano, III and Country & Bluegrass legend / video producer Ronnie Reno.
“Bluegrass Music TV, doesn't that sound good? I’m so happy for my friends Ronnie Reno and Sammy Passamano, III for their partnership. If you want to see the legends of Bluegrass Music plus great new artists, then BGM-TV is the place to be! Great interviews, first class programming! You won't want to miss it!”
– Larry Stephenson
Now BGM-TV has launched its subscription service Bluegrass Music TV-PRIME to bluegrass fans containing two separate series; Reno’s Old Time Music – Season 1 and The (615) Hideaway – Season 1. Reno’s Old-Time Music -Season 1 includes classic video performances from 1993 initially aired on BlueHighway’s TV. Season 1 performances included bluegrass legends and today’s top artists including Osborne Brothers, Ralph Stanley, III Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, Nashville Bluegrass Band and more. The (615) Hideaway – Season 1 includes passionate performances recently recorded by Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Irene Kelley, Carolina Blue, Williamson Branch, Ranger Doug, Eddie Sanders and more.
Also coming next month is Season 2 and a constant flow of additional videos each week to satisfy the appetite of all fans and subscribers. More details of the content of Season 2 and other special event shows will be forthcoming shortly.
In addition, Bluegrass Music TV-PRIME will include multiple Seasons of great Bluegrass music from the award-winning WoodSongs series from Michael Jonathan’s vast video library starting with several shows now available on BGM-TV PRIME. Currently available shows include performances by Riders in the Sky, Michael Cleveland & Heidi Newfield and the Sam Bush Band.
"At a time when America needs the spirit, passion and music of its front porch more than ever, Ronnie Reno and Sammy Passamano, III have created the TV platform best suited to represent the most powerful artform in history. From Bill Monroe and beyond, Bluegrass Music TV will take viewers on a journey from America's musical past into its artistic future, all on the grandest stage in history ... your own front porch." - Michael Johnathon, folksinger
Bluegrass Music TV-PRIME will be available on any internet-capable device, including computers, tablets, phones, and televisions that can call up specific sites online.
BGM-TV partner Ronnie Reno felt very strongly about launching the subscription fee at a fantastic entertainment value of $4.95 monthly fee. Bluegrass Music TV-PRIME is available for a very limited 3 day preview time now at Bluegrassmusictvprime.vhx.tv
Included in Bluegrass Music TV-PRIME will be two talk shows with Michelle Lee and Ronnie Reno, both have won the IBMA Broadcasters of the Year award. Many BGM-TV viewers have enjoyed these live talk shows and many more will be coming throughout 2021.
Bluegrass Music TV’s online Bluegrass video site, a video distribution platform targeted to the YouTube / Facebook-based network, works with all artists and labels getting their videos on Bluegrass Life, RFD-TV and other highly influenced and active pages will run separately but under the same roof as Bluegrass Music TV-PRIME. Since the creation of Bluegrass Music TV in February 2020 the video platform has generated 16.6 million viewership.