DAVE MOODY TO HOST THE WORLD FAMOUS MIDNIGHT JAMBOREE
This Saturday, August 25th will mark a milestone for Lamon Records and the entire Moody Family as their indie record label will celebrate 50 years in the industry. The label will present a special anniversary show on the Midnight Jamboree, America’s second longest running radio program which follows the Grand Ole Opry on WSM 650 Radio in Nashville every Saturday night while being streamed around the world via the internet.
Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning artist and label president Dave Moody will host the show.
“It’s a real honor for us to celebrate our anniversary this way,” says Moody. “I have great memories of visiting Nashville when I was just an eight year old kid. The Midnight Jamboree was definitely a standout for me on that trip. In those days you could stand so close to the stage in the Ernest Tubb Record Shop you could almost touch the performers. I’ll never forget that experience and the impression it made on me as a kid.”
Moody, along with a few of his current label artists will perform on the show, including Bobby Dean, Courtney Stewart, Kimberly Patrick and Chris Berardo and the DesBerardos. Grand Ole Opry star George Hamilton IV will also be a guest on the show. Hamilton has spent the past 25 years or so recording various albums for Lamon.
Lamon Records was started in 1962 by Dwight and Cathy Moody. The first record was a fund raiser for their church where the elder Moody was the pastor. Artists like Ed Bruce, Margo Smith, the Imperials, and Jesse McReynolds have all released records on Lamon, and the label has seen its fair share of diverse guest artists who have appeared on various releases through the years, including Pat Boone, Ricky Skaggs, George Beverly Shea, Doc Watson, Marty Rabon, Del McCoury, Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith, Don Dixon, Marti Jones, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, and so many others.
“It’s hard to believe this milestone,” says Moody. “We’re so thankful to the many artists we’ve worked with over the years. It’s gonna be a night of remember. ”
For more information, call 615.379.2121 to contact Donna Botts, Director of Media Relations (x104) or Dave Moody, President (x101).