Americana/Bluegrass Entertainer Jimmy Bowen Launches TV Music Series, Jimmy Bowen & Friends

Airs This Week on Heartland TV, The Family Channel, The Country Network, RightNow TV, and StrykTV

Americana/Bluegrass Entertainer Jimmy Bowen is excited to announce the launch of Jimmy Bowen & Friends, a new live TV music series airing this fall. The show hosted by Bowen consists of thirteen half-hour episodes featuring Bowen performing live with his band and a featured guest artist each week. “I am so excited about this new adventure in my career. I’ve always wanted to host my own music variety TV show and with the wonderful team we have assembled, and the super-talented guests we have lined up for the first season of the show, I know we are starting out right. With a blend of new artists and seasoned entertainers, I believe there is something for everyone and that viewers will love the show,” Bowen commented.
Jimmy Bowen & Friends is syndicated nationwide and was produced by award-winning production company CJM Productions who’s shows are broadcast in over 160 million homes in the USA as well as the UK and New Zealand. Jeff Moseley, President, CJM Productions adds, “It is an absolute pleasure working with Jimmy. He is a true entertainer as well as a genuinely nice guy. His unique style has propelled him to the top of the music charts and garnered him sharing the stage with many music greats. Our viewers will love Jimmy Bowen & Friends.”
The show is confirmed to launch the week of September 28, 2020, on the following TV Networks: Heartland TV – Tuesday, 5 p.m. EST, Sunday, 5 p.m. EST, The Family Channel – Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. EST, Sundays, 4:30 p.m. EST, The Country Network (TCN) – Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 11:30 a.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. (broadcast stations air times are true to the time zone the viewer is in, on line streaming platforms are EST) RightNow TV – Tuesday, 3 p.m. EST, Wednesday, 12 a.m. EST, Friday, 3 p.m., EST, Saturday, 12 a.m. EST, Sunday, 12 a.m. EST, StrykTV (OTT), Z Living TV (TBA), and Country TV-New Zealand (TBA).
The show was filmed live at Ridenour Rehearsal Studios in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in their venue, “The Alley.” Guests include a mix of established and rising artists with a diverse musical line-up: John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), Cody McCarver (Confederate Railroad), Jake Hoot (The Voice, season 17 winner), Sonny LeMaire (Exile), Aly Cutter, Ashlyn Grayce, Elvie Shane, Jamie Baxter, Karen Waldrup, Ken Wilbur, Makky Kaylor, and Terell Davy. Bowen is already in the planning stages for Season 2.
Jimmy Bowen is a highly acclaimed musician, singer, and songwriter. He is from Charlotte, N.C., and became involved in music by the time he was 5 years old. Bowen has been creating music for over 3 decades and has toured internationally with some of the most well-known names in Bluegrass music including Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen, and David Parmley and the Continental Divide. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with country legends including Earl Thomas Conley, Eddie Raven, John Conley, Josh Turner,
Little Jimmy Dickens, and Mel Tillis, and has even had the privilege to perform at the White House for President, George W. Bush, Sr. and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. In October of 2019, Bowen was inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Association’s America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. Another passion of Bowen’s is acting. He has been cast for various television series, dramas, and commercials all while working with some of the biggest names in TV including Michael Rooker, (Days of Thunder), Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope), John Hawkes (The Perfect Storm with George Clooney), and
Mary Steenburgen (Philadelphia). Bowen was also a featured actor in Toby Keith’s “Hope on the Rocks” video, and in the drama-filled ABC- TV hit series Nashville.
Bowen’s latest single, “Second Hand Smoke,”which recently hit #35 on the Texas Country charts is available through all streaming platforms and digital outlets including Spotify, Apple, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. He is currently in the studio working on new music to be released later this year.
To learn more about Jimmy Bowen, his music, Jimmy Bowen & Friends, and upcoming tour dates, visit his
Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Bottom: Bowen with Band.  Photo Credits: Wayne Cowan