Iconic radio station 650 AM WSM is gearing up to kick off a new series of midday shows hosted by award-winning artists on March 15. The three weekly one-hour shows hosted by Dierks Bentley, Pam Tillis and Jim Lauderdale will air Monday through Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT. The shows can also be heard online at www.wsmonline.com or as podcasts via iTunes.
The shows will feature the artists’ favorite songs in a mix of Country, Bluegrass and Americana genres, and will also include in-studio guests. Bentley leads off on Mondays with his show The Thread, followed on Tuesdays by Tillis and her Lettin’ My Roots Show, and Lauderdale on Wednesday with The Jim Lauderdale Show.
A variety of guest artists and WSM favorites will take the mic on Thursdays. Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor will guest host the first Thursday show March 18, while Diamond Rio’s Dana Williams follows March 25.
“Putting this radio show together is the most fun I’ve had in a long long time,” says Bentley. “I named it ‘The Thread” because it’s my chance to go back to all the music that influenced me…it’s the artists and songs that tie us all together as a genre. I get to pick the music, tell stories and do just about whatever I want with that hour…it’s anything goes. 650 AM is a country music institution…I’m proud they agreed to put me on the air!” Get a sneak peak of The Thread.