The Sucarnochee Revue, the nationally syndicated radio program taped live at the University of West Alabama, and producer Jacky Jack White were recently honored by Nashville’s Country Music Association.
The citation, signed by CMA chief operating officer Tammy Genovese, reads: “The Country Music Association recognizes Jacky Jack White and the Sucarnochee Revue for its continuing efforts to support the grassroots of country music.”
“We count it a high honor to be recognized in such a way by the most prestigious country music organization in the world,” White said. “We started the radio show four and a half years ago with the intentions of showcasing both the varied music genres and the impressive talent from Alabama and Mississippi to the country and the world. It looks like we may be succeeding.”
“It’s fitting a show like this is thriving in Jimmie Rodgers country,” said CMA senior manager of membership and industry relations Hank Adam Locklin, son of Grand Ole Opry great Hank Locklin. “While the program features many styles of music, we at the CMA applaud Jack’s efforts to preserve, promote, and respect old, new, and original country music.”
The Sucarnochee Revue regulars include White, Mississippi Chris Sharp and the Jangalangs, J. Burton Fuller, Britt Gully, Track 45 and William Michael Morgan, who recently signed a major management contract.
The Sucarnochee Revue can be heard on numerous commercial and public radio stations across the country. The show airs Saturday nights on Alabama Public Radio and afternoons on WMOX-AM from Meridian, Miss. The Revue is sponsored, in part, by UWA’s Center for the Study of the Black Belt.
The Sucarnochee Revue’s next live performances are set for Friday, April 3 at the Temple Theatre in Meridian, and Friday, April 17 at UWA’s Wallace Hall Auditorium. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. For show information, please contact White at 205-652-6680 or the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at 205-652-3828.