Farm & Fun Time ft. Jim Lauderdale, Miss Tess - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Farm & Fun Time ft. Jim Lauderdale, Miss Tess

Monthly live variety show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol, Va./Tenn. (February 27, 2020) – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale headlines the next edition of WBCM Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time live variety show with Miss Tess on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. 

Jim Lauderdale, Miss Tess

That evening’s Farm and Fun Time show will also conclude  Radio Bristol’s annual fund drive. The listener-supported station hopes to announce during the show that it has met its goal of raising $15,000 March 12-13 through call-in and online pledges. Those wishing to donate can log on to or call 1-833-I-LUV-Bristol (1-833-458-8274).  

Known as the hardest working man in Nashville, Jim Lauderdale’s songs have been recorded by a number of country music heavy-hitters, including George Strait, the Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack, and Vince Gill. The rhinestone-encrusted superstar has become an icon of Americana music, having recorded 31 albums over his decades-long career and an in-demand collaborator of legends Paul McCartney, Robert Hunter, Willie Nelson and Dr. Ralph Stanley.

For the past decade Miss Tess has charmed audiences with her particular brand of vintage country-blues-jazz across the country. She has performed with the likes of Lake Street Dive, Todd Snider, and The Holmes Brothers and graced the stages of major festivals including Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Cayamo, Clearwater Jazz, and Floydfest, to name a few. Her debut album Baby, All We Know lived in the Top 20 Americana charts for six weeks.

Farm and Fun Time ipays homage to the classic WCYB Radio program that broadcast from Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s and that helped launch the careers of The Stanley Brothers and Jim & Jesse McReynolds, to name a few. 

Farm and Fun Time is hosted by Kris Truelsen (writer and producer) and his band Bill and the Belles, a group that captures the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. Bill and the Belles’ music has been described as “the most innovative modern interpretation of vintage roots music” by No Depression.

Tickets to be part of the studio audience for Farm and Fun Time are $30 and can be purchased online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and guests are asked to be seated by 6:55 p.m.

Farm and Fun Time may also be viewed in its entirety on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at, and through the station’s free mobile app. 

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