ROSS KEY INVITED TO JOIN TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
August 10, 2016 -- The Texas Country Music Association, Inc. of Carthage, Texas has asked Ross Key to join their organization of prestigious artists such as Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Pride, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Gilley, Don Williams, George Strait, and numerous others.
"I'm honored and truly humbled by this invitation from Linda Wilson, president of the organization," Key stated in an interview. "With our 2017 Jagermeister Country Tour coming up next year which will take the RKC Band out west, we look forward to performing in Texas."
Key is known for his staunch stand and support of Traditional Country music, not giving in to the new pop country that is flooding the airwaves today.
INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW RKC BAND
August 6, 2016 -- Ross Key would like to introduce you to his three new band members.
NEW BOOKING AGENCY FOR THE RKC BAND
July 22, 2016 -- Ross Key & the Ross Key Country Band are pleased to announce they are now represented by Stage 2 Attractions, an experienced and reputable booking agency located in Nashville, Tennessee. Call 615-476-1844 & 615-854-4707 or email Stage2Attractions@hotmail.com to book your next event with reliable, talented, and experienced entertainers. Stage 2 Attractions also provides management and promotions for its artist roster.
TCN & ROSS KEY WELCOME NEW BAND MEMBERS
July 22, 2016 -- It is our pleasure to welcome Glenn Steed to the RKC band as its bass player. Glenn has a unique style and brings energy to the stage as no other bass player we know. Glenn is also the nephew of bluegrass legend, Lester Flatt of Flatt and Scruggs. Danny Halpin will fill out the band as drummer. Versatile, Danny can perform any style on drums and provide vocals, whether taking the lead or backup.
"I am pleased to announce the addition of Glenn Steed and Danny Halpin to the RKC Band. Both are seasoned professionals and experienced musicians. I feel they will both bring new energy and raise the bar for - and to - Traditional Country music," Key stated earlier this week. "We are looking forward to taking our music to the fans across this country next year."
Both are seasoned musicians and have extensive backgrounds in recording studios and on stage opening for numerous entertainers such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Stonewall Jackson, Stella Parton, and many more.
Couple all of this with Key's background and you have one of today's hottest traditional country music acts available for booking. So, if you are looking to get your traditional country music "game on", contact Stage 2 Attractions to book Ross Key & the RKC Band for 2017.
STAR SPANGLED JULY 4th BASH
June 19, 2016 -- Be sure to mark your calendar for the Traditional Country Network's Ross Key Country "Star Spangled July 4th Bash" happening on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from Noon until 7:00pm at Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill in Lebanon, Tennessee. This all-acoustic show will feature over 18 performers from around the country with the best in Traditional Country music. This event is free and open to the 21+ crowd. Free off-street parking, food and beverages available on site for purchase, and large dance floor. Come out and meet the performers, who will have merchandise for sale. Special guests include multi-platinum songwriter, Roy August, famed for writing "Sittin' Fancy Free" and "My Cadillac". Also, Rick Alan King, who is perhaps one of the best-known and loved gospel singers in the southeast.
>"THANK A COP" CAMPAIGN
September 18, 2015 -- Sitting here listening to the radio and news on televison, and I'm wondering what is wrong with this country. There is no respect for our military - active or veterans - nor is there any for the police (state and local). This country is the most devisive it has ever been in my lifetime. Police are being shot; told they cannot use the restrooms or be served in restuarants; veterans are not getting the health care they deserve; our military is lacking in support from our government...This has got to stop! Let's begin another campaign to support our police on all levels. The next time you see an officer in a store, out on the street, etc. say "Thank you for your service to our community." We always thank our military men and women, and veterans. Let's add one more to that list. It's time the citizens of this country become active in supporting those who protect and serve our communities as well as our country. ...Ross Key
GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES ROSS KEY FOR ACHIEVEMENTS
Lebanon, TN, July 8, 2015 -- Ross Key received two prestigious awards from Governor Bill Haslam and the State of Tennessee on Saturday, July 4, 2015 during his annual July 4th Bash celebration held at Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill. Colonel Garry L. Thomas presented Ross with a Certificate of Appreciation for his Traditional Country Network organization which promotes and preserves traditional country music. Thomas also presented Key with a recognition for his support in our military and veterans from the Governor and State of Tennessee which bestows the honorary title of Colonel Aide de Camp upon him.
Ross is the founder and CEO of the Traditional Country Network (TCN). The organization's main purpose is to preserve and promote Traditional Country music. To provide information, resources, and a network of professionals willing to share their knowledge and talents in an effort to assist those who are diligent in their desire to help protect Traditional Country music and keep it alive, whether through performance, songwriting, production, promotion, etc.
At this time, there are three networking events held, where everyone gathers at a location near Nashville to share experiences, knowledge, and support for each other. The ideas and ideals of TCN is to create a network of people who can help promote and preserve traditional country music by organizing events that will help others...and each other...to achieve their goals.
Key stated, "With all of us working together, we can create, and present, a strong voice for Traditional Country music. If each of us are willing to work together, we can bring the genre back to the airwaves and the fans. Thanks to all who have agreed to work together through TCN. We'll arrange a network "after hours" soon for everyone to attend and share ideas and help make a difference in not only our careers, but those who are just starting out."
For more information, visit www.rosskey.com.
Celebrate July 4th With Francis Scott Key's Grandson!
July 1, 2015 -- Ross Key and the Ross Key Country Band will be on hand at Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill in Lebanon, Tennessee to celebrate July 4th in style with all the Traditional Country music, fun, and fireworks you can handle beginning at Noon until 7:00 pm. Join Ross and his guests and surprise guests as they converge on Lebanon with non-stop live real country music. No admission/cover charge. Free food and off-street parking. Open to the public. Put on your dancing shoes! Located at 1960 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon TN 37090. Exit 238 off I-40.
4th Annual RKC Spring Fling Festival is Saturday, May 23
Apr. 20, 2015 -- The date has changed on the Spring Fling to Saturday, May 23, 2015 due to a double-booking at the venue on May 16. Submissions are closed. We have a full lineup of entertainers and special guests. Make plans to join us at one of the largest traditional country, bluegrass, swing, and southern gospel events in the area. As always, the event is free and open to the public (must be 21+). Indoors, lots of off-street parking, food and beverages available for purchase, and there is a large dance floor. Twelve hours of non-stop live music!
Performance Submissions Now Open
Feb. 20, 2015 -- The Traditional Country Network invites performers to submit their applications to perform at the upcoming Ross Key Country Spring Fling Festival being
held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill in Lebanon, TN. Applications can be found by clicking on the above Spring Fling link.
Mark Your Calendars! Saturday, May 16, 2015
Feb. 10, 2015 -- The Traditional Country Network will be bringing its international award-winning 2015 Annual Ross Key Country Spring Fling Festival with your host and Nashville entertainer, Ross Key to Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill in Lebanon, TN beginning at 12 Noon and ending at 12 Midnight on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Be sure to keep up on the details as they unfold at www.rosskey.com/springfling.
Look out Lynchburg, TN! Ross Key Will Be There In March!
Feb. 10, 2015 -- Ross Key will be joining WLIJ's Paul C. Jones of The Old-Time Country Radio Show broadcasting live from Lynchburg, Tennessee's Town Square at 1580 AM on your radio. Ross is scheduled to appear on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Come out and be part of the live audience at the BBQ Caboose on the Square, and enjoy refreshing beverages and a delicious, homecooked meal with Ken and Sam Fly! There is always fun at the Caboose! Hope to see you there!
Ross Key Country's Traditional Country Music Show Now Booking
Jan. 1, 2015 -- The longstanding run of Ross' Traditional Country Music Show which was held on lower Broadway for one year will now be available in your city/town! We are in the process of scheduling shows around the country for 2015 to bring you the finest in Traditional Country music. If you don't see a booking in your area, contact your favorite venue and have them contact Leigh Ward Management & Booking Agency at 512-922-5837. (www.leighwardmanagement.com)
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