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

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 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."  
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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 Submiss
ions 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

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. (

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