The Murfreesboro Post in Tennessee had a story on Monday announcing Jesse McReynolds as the recipient of the Uncle Dave Macon Heritage Award for 2007. This honor is given annually in the memory of the great Uncle Dave, with past honorees including such luminaries as Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, John Hartford, Mac Wiseman and Rhonda Vincent.
The award is described by the Heritage Award web site thusly.
Each year the Board honors that individual who has spent a lifetime in the perpetuation and preservation of traditional, "roots" music.
Jesse will accept his award on July 14 at the Uncle Dave Days festival in Murfreesboro, TN. He will perform at the event, and serve as Grand Marshall for the yearly Motorless Parade through Murfreesboro.
Congratulations to Jesse for this much-deserved tribute, and thanks to our banjo pickin’ buddy Rick Briggs for the heads up.