Flatt Lonesome has been added to this weekend’s big celebration of country artist Roger Miller on the Grand Ole Opry. The late singer/songwriter was known for his quirky and comedic songs, and is the subject of a new superstar tribute project, King Of The Road: Tribute To Roger Miller.
The album is mainly contributions from current country artists, but a number of bluegrass acts are included as well. In addition to Flatt Lonesome singing When Two Worlds Collide, The Earls Of Leicester offer a version of In The Summertime, and Alison Krauss and The Cox Family sing You Oughta Be Here With Me/I’ve Been A Long Time Leavin’.
Tonight’s Grand Ole Opry is given over to this record, which officially releases today, with Roger’s son Dean Miller hosting. Dean co-produced the 2 disc set to honor his father and his music.
Flatt Lonesome will appear and perform their song from King Of The Road in the 8:30-9:00 p.m. (EDT) segment.
Later in the program, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are scheduled as well, in the 9:15-9:45 (EDT) slot.
You can listen to the show tonight (August 31) on WSM by either over-the-air broadcast or live stream.