Muddy Roots News
  • 02.07.16

    Muddy Roots Spring Weekender 2016 Announced!

    We return to our little sanctuary nestled away in the hills of Nashville, Indiana at Valley Branch Retreat. We’re tucked away up against a damn to the private lake in which we can canoe, fish or zip line over. There are hiking trails, ATV rentals and a paintball war field. But above all there are a hand full of really great Muddy Roots bands!

    This is the mini version of our Tennessee festival purposely kept small and comfy to experience and even more intimate weekend with some of our favorite bands.

    Tickets are on sale now and include free tent camping. RV sites and cabins can be rented by emailing


    MRSW 2016

  • 01.17.16

    Muddy Roots Music Festival 2016 Lineup Announcement!

    Weekend passes include free camping, free hot showers, You can byob but we have 2 bars on site with $3 tall can PBRs, you can cook you own food but we have vendors. The Muddy Roots Music Festival is more like a backyard party that got our of hand. You’ll enjoy a weekend of camping with the bands you see onstage. The music is meant to be intimate and you’ll feel every bit of it as there is no division from band and fan.
    Tickets are $100 now, then $125 and $150 at gate.


    MUDDY ROOTS 2016

  • 01.16.16

    Rolling Stone Names Muddy Roots in 31 Top Festivals For 2016!

    Well hot damn! Little ol’ Muddy Roots Music Festival got named in a list of top tours and festivals in the world for 2016 alongside events like Stagecoach Festival. You know that mega festival with over 200,000 attendees? Yeah, that one. No big deal.. HOLY CRAP!!! We are truly honored to be acknowledged by the biggest rock magazine in the world. When they acknowledge the name Muddy Roots they are not just talking about a brand. Muddy Roots is each and every single one of you collectively making a memorable weekend. It’s how we are able to provide a comparable David vs. Goliath of a good time against the mega fests.

    Granted we wouldn’t consider a good portion of these tours as country. We still appreciate the the mention. It doesn’t mean a bunch of Jason Aldean fans are suddenly going to find our event appealing. But it does mean a ton of folks who haven’t heard of us now have, and if they are in to eclectic lineups like Del McCoury, The Melvins & Bonnie Prince Billy they’ll have a chance to find out about us. So rad.


    Here is the list in order:
    1) ACM Party for a Cause
    2) Carrie Underwood tour
    3) Chris Stapleton tour
    4) CMA Music Festival
    5) Blake Shelton tour
    6) The Dixie Chicks tour
    7) Keith Urban tour
    8) Americana Music Festival and Conference
    9) Farm Aid
    10) Kenny Chesney tour
    11) Country 500
    12) Country Jam 2016
    13) Jason Isbell
    14) Stagecoach Music Festival
    15) Jennifer Nettles tour
    16) iHeartCountry Festival
    17) Luke Bryan tour
    18) Big Barrel Country Music Festival
    19) Jason Aldean tour
    20) Brantley Gilbert tour
    21) Muddy Roots Music Festival
    22) C2C Country to Country
    23) Southern Ground Music & Food Festival
    24) John Prine tour
    25) Route 91 Harvest Festival
    26) Lee Brice and Tyler Farr tour
    27) Old Dominion tour
    28) FarmBorough
    29) Windy City LakeShake
    30) Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
    31) Bunbury Music Festival & Buckle Up

    Tickets to the 2016 Muddy Roots Music Festival can be found at MRMF 2016 TICKETS

  • 01.09.16

    Ms. Nashville Boogie Pinup Pageant w/ Bernie Dexter

    The 2016 Ms. Nashville Boogie Pinup Pageant will be hosted by internationally known pinup model Bernie Dexter and well seasoned emcee king Dado Deluxe of Nashville, Tennessee.

    Ms. Nashville Boogie 2016 prizes include $300, a ticket to the 2017 Nashville Boogie, a photoshoot on site and a feature in Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine!

    Hosted at the Opryland Hotel Resort Friday May 13th in the Ryman Hall B4. We welcome ladies from all corners of the earth to compete as a Southern Belle in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Rules and Information

    *All contestants must be 21 years of age to enter. *You must purchase a ticket to compete. This ensures you’ll be there! *You’ll put on your best dress – Western theme encouraged but not required. *There will be a costume change in to a swim suit. *All entries must be submitted by March 15th, each entry package will be reviewed by a preliminary team of judges and the top 20 contestant’s pictures will be posted to Facebook on April 1st, 2016 and the photos with the most likes by April 30th, 2016 determines the 10 contestants that will compete on stage at the Nashville Boogie. *All pre-registrants will receive a gift for entering.

    Sign up today at our event site

    Bernie Dexter Cowgirl

  • 12.16.15

    Billy Harlan Returns To Historic Studio B (Vinyl Out Soon.)

    Spending the evening in the Historic Studio B building with Billy Harlan was mind blowing. Billy not only recorded his own albums there in the 1950’s but also worked as a session player with Chet Atkins. The evening was filled with nostalgic stories from Billy’s past including the likes of the Everly Borthers, Pig Robbins, Chet Atkins, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Elvis Presley and just about any other artist that filtered through these hallowed grounds during Harlan’s tenure in the 1950’s.

    We plan on having the recordings on vinyl before Billy Harlan’s performance at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender & The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender this spring. More info soon!

    Bill Harlan Kentucky Newspaper

    Bill Harlan Kentucky Newspaper 2

  • 12.12.15

    Chris Isaak at The Grand Ole Opry House for Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender!

    Muddy Roots Music is proud to present “rock’s most classic voice,” Chris Isaak, in concert on May 15, 2016. The concert will be held at Grand Ole Opry House and tickets are $25/$35/$45 and available to the public at or by calling the box office at 1-800-SEE-OPRY on Friday, December 11 at 12pm. Passes to all events Thursday to Sunday can be found at
    Chris Isaak
    In November of 2015, Isaak released his newest album FIRST COMES THE NIGHT, written and recorded right here in Nashville, TN. FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is Isaak’s 13th studio album consisting of 12 new songs. It is Isaak’s first recording of all original songs in over six years. FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is the follow up release to Isaak’s critically acclaimed 2011 BEYOND THE SUN, his breathtaking tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips and the visionary artists who helped shape the early sounds of rock n’ roll.

    With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniest live performers out there, Isaak is a non-stop touring, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host. His vocal style has garnered enormous acclaim and his songs have been featured in numerous films including “Blue Velvet,” “Married to the Mob” and “Wild at Heart.” His vast catalog of hits include: “Wicked Game,” “Forever Blue,” “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing,” and “Somebody’s Crying.” He has appeared on many TV shows – most recently “Hot in Cleveland,” has acted in several films and starred in Showtime’s The Chris Isaak Show and The Chris Isaak Hour on the Biography Channel.

    The Grand Ole Opry House is the most prestigious and historical stage in Music City, home to the legendary Grand Ole Opry radio show which has been broadcasting for 90 years.

    The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender celebrates the sounds and styles of Mid-Century America. Held over 4 days across 3 venues in Nashville, TN including the Nashville Palace, Opryland Hotel Resort and Chris Isaak’s grand finale performance at the Grand Ole Opry House Sunday, May 15, 2016. A separate ticket is required for the Chris Isaak concert and can be found at or by calling the box office at 1-800-SEE-OPRY.
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    Muddy Roots Music is known for specialty events including the Muddy Roots Music Festivals, Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, local concerts at the legendary Nashville Palace and the Nashville Wine On The Rails train excursions. &

    Please visit Chris Isaak’s website at for more information.
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