Full-Length Album of WSM In-studio Performances Set for June 25 Release
Album Includes Live Performances from Billy Dean, Rodney Crowell,
the Del McCoury Band, Mark Wills, The Grascals, The Time Jumpers and More
Nashville, Tenn. (May 20, 2013) – For the first time in its illustrious 87 year history, 650 AM WSM is releasing a compilation volume of live, in-station performances by world renowned artists and writers.  On June 252013, this 16-track release, titled LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES OF 650 AM WSM – VOLUME ONE (Red River Entertainment / RED Distribution) will
be available on CD and a limited, numbered edition two-jacket vinyl
release, as well as digitally.  650 AM WSM, the iconic radio home of the
legendary Grand Ole Opry – “The show that made country music famous” –
has played a significant part in shaping the history of Country Music
and these performances, collectively represent what the station brand is
all about.  A brand that is loved and respected by millions of true
music fans all over the world.
LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES features a heartfelt introduction from Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, and rolls into live, one of a kind performances by some of the biggest songwriters and artists of our time including JD SoutherRodney Crowell and Vince himself.  This one-of-a-kind project begins and ends with Reba McEntire’s emotional induction of long-time WSM announcer Ralph Emery into the National Radio Hall Of Fame.  
station with such historical value as WSM, should have great moments
not only preserved but shared with fans all around the world,” says WSM
Program Director and the album’s Executive Producer, Joe Limardi.
 “This CD and future editions will ensure that and be another chapter
in our legendary story. I hope true music fans enjoy this compilation of
performances as much we did the first time we heard them.”
About 650 AM WSM
AM WSM’s first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925.  The station
is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live
over the airwaves since its inception. WSM can be heard in 38 states on
650 AM and worldwide at or the station’s free mobile app. A weekly listing of all WSM programming is available on the station’s website.
Live From The Archives of 650 AM WSM – Volume 1 Track Listing:
1.  Introduction – Vince Gill
2.  Ralph Emery’s National Radio Hall of Fame Induction: Pt 1 – Ralph Emery & Reba McEntire
3.  Nineteen Somethin’ – Mark Wills
4.  Stand By Your Man – Georgette Jones
5.  Hello Lonely – Del McCoury Band
6.  We Just Disagree – Billy Dean
7.  Jesus Take The Wheel – Hillary Lindsey
8.  Two Dozen Roses – Marty Raybon
9.  It’s A Great Day To Be Alive – Darrell Scott
10.  Girlfriend Tonight – Elizabeth Cook
11.  Together Again – The Time Jumpers
12.  Last Train To Clarksville – The Grascals
13.  Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight – Rodney Crowell
14.  Would You Go With Me – Shawn Camp
15.  New Kid In Town – JD Souther
16.  Ralph Emery’s National Radio Hall of Fame Induction: Pt 2 – Ralph Emery & Reba McEntire

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