When the Passamano family moved from their homes in southern California to Nashville to relocate Rural Rhythm Records last year, they gave two specific reasons. One, and most obviously, was to be closer to the artists whose music they release, and the other to work towards a greater integration of their artists with music television and video.
Company President Sam Passamano has been hard at work looking for opportunities for Rural Rhythm artists within the Music City media market, while son Sammy has taken the reins of music video production for the label.
Among their successes are The Roys, who are involved in a pair of shows airing in the US, Britain and Australia, and a new music video for IIIrd Tyme Out which has just been released.
Another triumph occurs tomorrow (5/15) at the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center when taping takes place for Bluegrass Comes To The Valley, a new program hosted by Ronnie Reno set to air on RFD-TV and BlueHighways TV. It will feature live performances by Carrie Hassler, The Darrell Webb Band, Marty Raybon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, and Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band.
Episodes of the show will air on Reno’s Old Time Music Festival on RFD, and later on Reno’s network, BlueHighways.
The taping is free and open to the public, beginning at 1:00 p.m.