Farm County Jubilee—the concept that’s bringing back the glory days of country music—made its debut as a weekly online video series Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. Central time. It will stay on the website until the following week’s episode is posted, after which the previous week’s show will go up on YouTube.
Fans can access the show by going to www.farmcounty.com.
Farm County Jubilee is the creation of the Farm County Jubilee band, a group that co-stars Daryl Mosley, Tim Graves and Stacy Scruggs. Mosley, who doubles as co-host of the new series, is an award-winning singer and songwriter and a 10-year veteran of Grand Ole Opry star Bobby Osborne’s Rocky Top X-press. Co-host Graves is a Grammy winner and six-time dobro player of the year. Scruggs is one of Nashville’s finest and most authentic traditional vocalists. All three singers wear the kind of western finery made famous by Porter Wagoner and Hank Snow.
Like the old syndicated country music television shows that inspired it, Farm County Jubilee will be “broadcast” in black and white. “There was something so warm and intimate about shows like Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry and Flatt & Scruggs being in black and white,” Mosley says. “We’ve tried to capture that intimacy with a small, cozy stage set, a simple two-camera shoot and no intervening studio audience. It’s just us singing directly to the viewers.”
Farm County Jubilee’s sponsor is the Armstrong Pie Company of Linden, Tennessee. Each episode carries a 60-second commercial that concludes with the Armstrong Pie jingle, created especially for the show.
In addition to songs and chatter by the three co-stars, Farm County Jubilee will also feature hilarious weekly “news updates” from ace fiddler and house comic Jeff Hardin, a/k/a “The Mayor of Farm County.” There will be spotlight performances as well by the Farm Hands Quartet and Farm Hands Band members Jeff, Jody and Devon.
On April 2, the band will release the album The Stars of Farm County Jubilee Present a Bluegrass Tribute to Historic RCA Studio B. Actually recorded at Studio B using much of the original equipment, the album contains 11 Farm County cover versions of classics first cut at the legendary facility by such stars as Elvis Presley, Porter Wagoner, Connie Smith, Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers.