Tim has been Executive Coordinator of Song of the Mountains since it began tapings and broadcasts in 2005. His time before Song of the Mountains he was a promoter of many bluegrass and old time music programs in the southern United States working with names such as Bill Monroe, Alison Krauss, Mac Wiseman, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Tom T. Hall, Ralph Stanley and more. Tim White was instrumental in the founding of the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance in Bristol, TN-VA in 1994 which is now the BCM (Birthplace of Country Music) and is on the Virginia side of the city. The BCM now operates a 12.5 million dollar cultural center and museum paying tribute to the music of the Southern Appalachians.
Tim also co-founded the Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA), another non-profit organization promoting the music and lifestyle of the southern Appalachian region. This group houses the Mountain Music Museum at 316 Broad Street in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1998 Tim launched and hosted the “Pickin’ Porch Show” as part of the ACMA and this concert series is still thriving today as a weekly show inside the Mountain Music Museum.
In 1986 Tim painted the now famous 30 x 100 foot mural on State Street in Bristol, VA-TN paying tribute to the Bristol Sessions of 1927. The mural pictures the main players of these historic sessions including Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family and Ernest and Hattie Stoneman. More recently (in 2015) he painted the “Marion Musical Heritage” mural on Main Street in downtown Marion, Virginia paying tribute to legendary musical artists and landmarks from Marion and Smyth County, Virginia.
He has been nominated three times for “Broadcaster of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association and twice nominated for Broadcaster of the Year in Nashville, Tennessee at the SPBGMA convention.
Tim performs with his two bands, Troublesome Hollow as well as The VW Boys. He has performed at many venues over the years including the Ford Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, and hundreds of festivals throughout the United States. In 2008 Tim performed on the Grand Ole Opry at both the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN with Virginia’s native son, Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys. Tim has many recordings to his credit with many guest artists including Tom T. Hall, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse, Carl Jackson and more.
Mr. White has organized and promoted scores of music concerts, festivals and events. He chaired the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the famed “Bristol Sessions” and ten related concerts a 14-day period throughout the region.
Tim also hosts a weekly syndicated radio program which airs on over 70 stations across the eastern United States. www.thetimwhitebluegrassshow.com
Tim also hosts the award winning concert series “Song of the Mountains” which is aired across America on over 190 PBS outlets with a potential reach of 147 million viewers each year.
Mr. White’s relationships in the music and recording industry, his knowledge of bluegrass and old-time music, and his proven track record in event management and promotion are invaluable to our region.