Episode 12 – Tim Atwood

He has logged more than 8500 performances at the Grand Ole Opry

Tim Atwood has had an amazing career. He’s an entertainer, solo artist, and has racked up more than 8500 performances at the Grand Ole Opry as a member of their house band. He’s also a highly sought-after musician in Nashville who’s performed with Mel Street, Lynn Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Jim Ed Brown and others. Listen as Buddy Iahn and Matt Bailey chat with the legendary pianist about his life and career during the coronavirus quarantine.

This interview was conducted the day Joe Diffie announced his coronavirus diagnosis. At the end of the interview, Tim sends well wishes to Diffie, but Buddy & Matt wrap the episode with a more in depth discussion following Diffie’s death two days later, as well as discussing Kenny Rogers’ death the week before.

“My heart is battered and bruised today from the loss of two of my musical heroes, but I am trying to concentrate instead on the joy that they brought to the lives of their friends and fans,” Atwood shares following news of his death. “I had the honor of playing with Joe Diffie many times over the course of my career. Joe’s voice was the quintessential country voice. He could tear out your heart, or he could make you forget your troubles for a while. When Joe sang a song, that song had been sung.”

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.