September 6, 2013 -- At this time, Ross Key Country Band is looking for seasoned musicians interested in playing traditional country music ONLY. This will include some traditional outlaw, southern blues, bluegrass, and southern gospel. 
  • Must be in a position to attend weekly rehearsal sessions.
  • Must agree to a dress code while on stage or representing the band.
  • Must be willing to learn new material for other performers the band may back at Traditional Country Network's three (3) annual events. Two (2) events are 7 hours in length (performance time around 4½ hours - compensated). The other event is a 12-hour show (performance time approximately 6½ - 7 hours time - compensated.)
The following positions are open and if you are interested, please send your background in country music, instruments played, lead/backup vocals a plus, and contact information to At some point, we will be holding auditions. Do not apply if you are unable to travel for 2 or 3 weeks at a time or longer. 
  • Lead guitar (capable of switching to Rhythm when needed)
  • Bass guitar 
  • Steel guitar
  • Drummer 

September 6, 2016 -- The Traditional Country Network has announced that Open Call for submission to perform at the upcoming TCN/RKC Fall Festival Spectacular event are now Closed. Thank you for your interest in performing at this year's event and we encourage you to submit to future events as they become available.

September 2, 2016 -- The Traditional Country Network has announced Open Call for submission to perform at the upcoming TCN/RKC Fall Festival Spectacular being held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 12:00noon until 7:00pm. The event will once again be held at Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill, 1960 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN 37090. If you have performed at a previous event, please contact Brenda at to express your interest in performing. If you have not performed at a previous event, please submit the following info to
Your music must be Traditional Country. Covers and originals welcomed.
If you have not performed at a previous event, you must submit the following to be considered:
1. Mp3 of your music/vocals
2. A short, concise bio of your background
3. Contact information: name, address, telephone, email
SEND all above required info to:

September 1, 2016 -- After several rehearsal sessions, Ross and the band discussed their goals and visions for the group. After realizing they did not share the same direction for the group, they have decided that their musical interests were not compatible. While everyone agreed that this was the case, they have all mutually agreed to maintain their friendships and disband to move on to their own respective musical directions. Ross wishes the best to Glenn, Basil, and Danny in their musical endeavors. Ross will seek musicians who share his interest in keeping Traditional Country music alive.

August 29, 2016 -- The Traditional Country Network is proud to announce that Ross Key Country has won the Fan's Choice award for "Band of the Year" in the United Kingdom. The nominations and awards were sponsored by Clay's Country Radio in Derry, Ireland. Ross was nominated in  three categories. This is Ross' first award received in the UK, who just recently began promoting his music in Europe. 

"I'm honored to have been chosen to receive this award. The fans in the UK and here in the United States are the best," Key stated. "I would like to thank everyone associated with the radio station, Clay's Country Radio, for the outstanding job they do in promoting and preserving traditional country music. And, for promoting independent artists. I'd like to extend my congratulations to all the winners and nominees."

Ross Key is a Virginia native, who moved to Nashville, Tennessee in July 2011. Since then, Ross has become a familiar name in the traditional country music industry.

August 10, 2016 -- The Texas Country Music Association, Inc. of Carthage, Texas has asked Ross Key to join their organization of prestigious artists such as Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Pride, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Gilley, Don Williams, George Strait, and numerous others. 

"I'm honored and truly humbled by this invitation from Linda Wilson, president of the organization," Key stated in an interview. "With our 2017 Jagermeister Country Tour coming up next year which will take the RKC Band out west, we look forward to performing in Texas."

Key is known for his staunch stand and support of Traditional Country music, not giving in to the new pop country that is flooding the airwaves today. 

August 6, 2016 -- Ross Key would like to introduce you to his three new band members.

July 22, 2016 -- Ross Key & the Ross Key Country Band are pleased to announce they are now represented by Stage 2 Attractions, an experienced and reputable booking agency located in Nashville, Tennessee. Call 615-476-1844 & 615-854-4707 or email to book your next event with reliable, talented, and experienced entertainers. Stage 2 Attractions also provides management and promotions for its artist roster. 

July 22, 2016 -- It is our pleasure to welcome Glenn Steed to the RKC band as its bass player. Glenn has a unique style and brings energy to the stage as no other bass player we know. Glenn is also the nephew of bluegrass legend, Lester Flatt of Flatt and Scruggs. Danny Halpin will fill out the band as drummer. Versatile, Danny can perform any style on drums and provide vocals, whether taking the lead or backup.
I am pleased to announce the addition of Glenn Steed and Danny Halpin to the RKC Band. Both are seasoned professionals and experienced musicians. I feel they will both bring new energy and raise the bar for - and to - Traditional Country music," Key stated earlier this week. "We are looking forward to taking our music to the fans across this country next year."
Both are seasoned musicians and have extensive backgrounds in recording studios and on stage opening for numerous entertainers such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Stonewall Jackson, Stella Parton, and many more.
Couple all of this with Key's background and you have one of today's hottest traditional country music acts available for booking. So, if you are looking to get your traditional country music "game on", contact Stage 2 Attractions to book Ross Key & the RKC Band for 2017.

June 19, 2016 -- Be sure to mark your calendar for the Traditional Country Network's Ross Key Country "Star Spangled July 4th Bash" happening on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from Noon until 7:00pm at Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill in Lebanon, Tennessee. This all-acoustic show will feature over 18 performers from around the country with the best in Traditional Country music. This event is free and open to the 21+ crowd. Free off-street parking, food and beverages available on site for purchase, and large dance floor. Come out and meet the performers, who will have merchandise for sale. Special guests include multi-platinum songwriter, Roy August, famed for writing "Sittin' Fancy Free" and "My Cadillac". Also, Rick Alan King, who is perhaps one of the best-known and loved gospel singers in the southeast.

September 18, 2015 -- Sitting here listening to the radio and news on televison, and I'm wondering what is wrong with this country. There is no respect for our military - active or veterans - nor is there any for the police (state and local). This country is the most devisive it has ever been in my lifetime. Police are being shot; told they cannot use the restrooms or be served in restuarants; veterans are not getting the health care they deserve; our military is lacking in support from our government...This has got to stop! Let's begin another campaign to support our police on all levels. The next time you see an officer in a store, out on the street, etc. say "Thank you for your service to our community." We always thank our military men and women, and veterans. Let's add one more to that list. It's time the citizens of this country become active in supporting those who protect and serve our communities as well as our country. ...Ross Key

Lebanon, TN, July 8, 2015 -- Ross Key received two prestigious awards from Governor Bill Haslam and the State of Tennessee on Saturday, July 4, 2015 during his annual July 4th Bash celebration held at Smitty's Bar & Grill on the Hill. Colonel Garry L. Thomas presented Ross with a Certificate of Appreciation for his Traditional Country Network organization which promotes and preserves traditional country music. Thomas also presented Key with a recognition for his support in our military and veterans from the Governor and State of Tennessee which bestows the honorary title of Colonel Aide de Camp upon him.
Ross is the founder and CEO of the Traditional Country Network (TCN). The organization's main purpose is to preserve and promote Traditional Country music. To provide information, resources, and a network of professionals willing to share their knowledge and talents in an effort to assist those who are diligent in their desire to help protect Traditional Country music and keep it alive, whether through performance, songwriting, production, promotion, etc. 
At this time, there are three networking events held, where everyone gathers at a location near Nashville to share experiences, knowledge, and support for each other. The ideas and ideals of TCN is to create a network of people who can help promote and preserve traditional country music by organizing events that will help others...and each achieve their goals.
Key stated, "With all of us working together, we can create, and present, a strong voice for Traditional Country music. If each of us are willing to work together, we can bring the genre back to the airwaves and the fans. Thanks to all who have agreed to work together through TCN. We'll arrange a network "after hours" soon for everyone to attend and share ideas and help make a difference in not only our careers, but those who are just starting out."   
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