(Submitted) The Roys recently taped seven episodes of the new International television show, Bluegrass Mountains.
Shot at Lee Roy's recording studio, the one-of-a-kind series is a CJM Productions' offering (Inside Music Row, Music Row Profiles, Soundcheck), which debuts May 1 in New Zealand on Country 99 TV.
In June, outlets CMC Australia and Sky TV (U.K.) will follow bringing the count of potential viewers for the 13-episode season to 20 million.
The 30-minute program features new and vintage videos from established artists like Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent, plus clips by newer artists like Cumberland River Band and Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain.
"This is a natural extension to our other music-based programming," says the show's Executive Producer Jeff Moseley. "Bluegrass is an incredible and underserved music genre, so this is a win-win situation for all of us and the fans."
Bluegrass Mountains' Producer/Director Brian Covert believes that "having entertainers host the show gives viewers opportunities to hear stories about the videos that they otherwise would not. That gives fans a very personal and intimate insight."
For Lee and Elaine the tapings were doubly exciting. "The chance to revisit some great, early music videos was inspiring," states Elaine. "And, we are in very good company as hosts," jokes Lee. "Marty Raybon and The Grascals host the first season's other six episodes."