Sutton Ole Time Music Hour at Sutton General Store, Granville, celebrated its 75th consecutive week of their bluegrass show on Saturday, Oct. 17 with the performance of the bluegrass band Valley Grass.
Sutton Ole Time Music Hour began on April 5, 2008 with a weekly bluegrass show recorded for delayed radio broadcast with a family style dinner in the dining room of Suttons General Store, Granville.
The success of the show has been beyond anyone's imagination as it continues to draw a large audience in person as well as a continued growing radio audience each week. Bluegrass bands from all across Tennessee and Kentucky perform on the corner stage each Saturday night with the recorded program airing on the following stations: each Saturday at 11 a.m. on WTKY FM 92.1, WTKY FM 102.7, WTKY AM 1370, WVFB FM 101.5 and WHUB AM 1400 and each Sunday at 6:00 p.m. on WANT FM 98.9 and WCOR AM 1490. The hour-long show is much like the Grand Ole Opry in that it has live commercials for each segment currently sponsored by Coca Cola of Cookeville, Jackson Bank & Trust, Meadows Homes, Granville Marina and Cafe, Veterans Barber Shop of Cookeville and Knife Country of Cookeville.
Sam Stout, founder of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, said, "I am amazed at how the show has grown and how popular it has become all over Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. The show continues to provide great entertainment as well as the best southern cooking you will find anywhere. What better combination can you have than good music and good food?"
Bands to perform in the next few weeks are Marty Lanham & the Dixie Cafe Band on Oct. 31, Rigney Family on Nov. 7, Bailey Cook on Nov. 14, and the Bilbreys on Nov. 21. Each Saturday night show during the month of December will feature a Christmas Bluegrass Show performed by the band Stoney Lonesome. The show was recently featured on “Tennessee Crossroads” on the Nashville public television station WNPT and is also the sponsor of the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival each May. For band schedules and dinner reservations, call (931) 653-4151.