A showcase for local musicians is at the heart of The Grinders Switch Hour. The family friendly hour of country music features artists, songwriters and musicians with a local connection. The name is in recognition of Hickman County’s most celebrated native, Sarah Cannon, famously known around the world as Minnie Pearl. Her satire of rural southern culture pulled heavily from her hometown, which in her act was called Grinder’s Switch; in her childhood it was a train stop a few miles down the road from her real life birthplace of Centerville.
Established May 15, 2004, to highlight the storied musical history of Hickman County, The Grinders Switch Hour is bringing attention and community support to local artisans and their contribution to the Nashville music scene. A variety of artists, including veteran and up and coming musicians, are backed by the house band, The Grinder’s Switch Ensemble, a 9-piece ensemble who share a love of music and Hickman County. This group of talented pickers and singers includes musicians who have performed with Country Music Legends and on the Grand Ole Opry. The homegrown music tradition provides quality entertainment with singing, storytelling, and a variety of great country music – Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional and Roots Music.
Take a step back in time, sit back, relax and listen to 90 minutes of classic country music performed live at the Grinders Switch Center.
For those who cannot attend in person, the show is live streamed on WNKX KIX96, every Saturday beginning at 10:00 AM.