The Ernest Tubb Record Shop's web site, which was missing in action for most of April, is back up and running. The headline on the site says that the Midnite Jamboree will resume on Saturday, June 6, with Tubb's nephew Glenn Douglas Tubb hosting.
Other hosts scheduled in the near future, per the site, include Hall of Famer Mel Tillis, Texas honky tonk great Justin Trevino, "the Survivors" (Tony Booth, Darrell McCall, and Curtis Potter), and Gail Davies.
The show will return to WSM, broadcast as usual at midnight. However, the show will be taped, with taping beginning at 10 PM. This may be an attempt to be more "family-friendly" to allow for bigger audiences than what the midnight starting time for a live show would provide.
In addition to the Midnite Jamboree, a special "Heart of Texas Records" show, featuring McCall, Norma Jean, Frankie Miller, Booth, Potter, and Bobby G. Rice, will be held at the Texas Troubadour Theater in July.
I'm thankful the 65-year-old show is coming back, and I hope it is around for another 65 years!