NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For over 38 years Tim Atwood has played in the spotlight’s fringe, backing country music elites on the most venerable stage in country music history—the Grand Ole Opry. Now Tim Atwood takes a step into center stage, as he prepares to release his 3rd solo album Livin’ The Dream on Friday, July 27th, independently. The album is available now for pre-sale, with four instant gratification tracks (“Country Medley,” “I’ll Stand Up & Say So,” “What Have You got Planned Tonight Diana,” & “Count Your Blessings”) available upon purchase.
Then, on Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 pm, Tim will officially kick-off the album release celebration by guest hosting Ernest Tubb Record Shop’s “Midnite Jamboree” at the Texas Troubadour Theater, which broadcasts live on-air at 650 AM WSM. Tim will perform several of the new tracks off the album, along with talking about the stories behind the songs to the thousands of listeners who will tune in.
Livin’ The Dream’s first single, “I’ll Stand Up and Say So” is a patriotic tune with an equally patriotic story behind it. In 2017, Tim was gifted a memorial bracelet by an endearing fan at one his shows. The bracelet was in honor of Capt. William D. Grimm, an Airman who was killed in action during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. The fan had worn the bracelet continuously for 26 years, and confided that she wanted to pass the bracelet along to Tim to keep Capt. Grimm’s memory alive. Through tear-filled eyes, she told Tim, “It’s time I share this bracelet with you…and it’s time you share Capt. Grimm’s memory with the world.”
With recent appearances on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Fox News, RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner, and a busy tour schedule, audiences understand the long time veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage is more than a singer—more than a pianist; Tim Atwood is an entertainer and a dynamic country showman.
“For thirty-eight years I played piano in the Grand Ole Opry staff band. I got tired of looking at everybody’s backsides, so I decided to change my view. I’ve transitioned from the spotlight’s fringe to center stage. Time for others to look at my backside for a while,” says Atwood.
Livin’ The Dream Track Listing:
1. Country Medley (Hank Cochran, Eddie Miller, Bob Morris, Ralph Mooney, Chuck Seals)
2. Under Your Spell Again (Buck Owens)
3. Cinderella (Buddy Mize)
4. Boney Fingers (Renee Armand, Hoyt Axton)
5. What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana (Dave Kirby)
6. You Pop My Corn (You Melt My Butter) (Roxane Atwood, Gary Gibson)
7. I Love You (What Can I Say) (Dick Feller)
8. Mom (Wynn Varble, Don Sampson)
9. Traveling Band (John Fogerty)
10. Over The Moon Over You (Mike Headrich, Teri Headrick)
11. Count Your Blessing (Paul Lancaster, Buddy Mullins, Brian Mark Willett)
12. I’ll Stand Up And Say So (Chuck Day)
Tim Atwood on Tour:
JUL 28 Midnite Jamboree (LIVE on WSM) – Nashville, Tenn.
JUL 29 Two Rivers Campground – Nashville, Tenn.
AUG 02 Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood Music Ranch Montana – Livingston, Mont.
AUG 16 Tan Turtle Tavern – Northeast Harbor, Maine
AUG 17 Tan Turtle Tavern – Northeast Harbor, Maine
AUG 18 Countrygrass Music Festival – Jefferson, Maine
AUG 19 Christ Community Fellowship Church – Madison, Maine
AUG 22 Wilson County Fair, Opry Stage – Lebanon, Tenn.
AUG 24 Wilson County Fair, Opry Stage – Lebanon, Tenn.
AUG 26 Two Rivers Campground – Nashville, Tenn.
SEP 02 Tim Atwood’s Labor Day Bash – Nashville, Tenn.
Please click here for complete tour schedule
About Tim Atwood:
Tim is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He began his music career playing gospel music at the age of thirteen for The Harris Family. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry, Tim toured with country legends Mel Street, Lynn Anderson and Jim Ed Brown where he can still be seen regularly on the rebroadcasts of Jim Ed’s TV series Nashville On The Road. Tim’s other TV credits include Home & Family, Larry’s Country Diner, Another Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Opry Live, Nashville Now, Hee Haw, Church Street Station, Country On The Gulf, Pop Goes The Country, Country Connection, Late Night With David Letterman, The Dailey & Vincent Show and features on CBS, NBC and FOX National News. Tim is a regular guest host on the iconic Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on WSM Radio.
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