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Music City Roots: Live From The Factory is a weekly concert and live radio show that broadcasts every Wednesday night (7PM CST) on WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM in Murfreesboro-Nashville, Tennessee, and worldwide at It's hosted by Grammy-winning artist Jim Lauderdale, legendary radio announcer Keith Bilbrey and show journalist/interview guy Craig Havighurst. We feature leading lights and new discoveries in Americana, blues, rock and roll, gospel, jazz, rockabilly, bluegrass, newgrass, western, folk, singer songwriter, country, soul, vintage, ragtime, cow punk, honky tonk, big band, swing, acoustic, celtic, and more! Since going on the air in 2009, Music City Roots has built a worldwide community of lovers of hand-made, real music. We showcase the finest artistry working in or passing through the dynamic Nashville music scene. With old-school radio presentation before a large live audience, artist interview and great audio, MCR is one of the best ways to get a weekly fix of roots music.

Aug 25, 2016

Tuesday’s show was bound to sell out because Berklee forces arrived with a couple hundred students, faculty and alumni and because their very distinguished alums Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings asked if their performance and award presentation could be nested in a special Roots show. That means a lot to us, and...

Aug 25, 2016

Peter Cooper - Opening Day


Kacy & Clayton

Strange Country

If You Ask How I’m Keeping

The Rio Grande

Wood View

Nottaman Town


Rebecca Roubion

Don’t Know Who I Am

I’ll Be Alright

Love Me Now

Vacherie Girl


Anywhere I Go


Lindi Ortega


Aug 25, 2016

Jim Lauderdale - It Hurts


Victoria Canal - City Shoes


Badi Assad

Pega No Coco

Voce Nao Entendeu Nada

Little Lion Man



Vocal Improv


Jonny Fritz

Goodbye Summer

Are You Thirsty


I Love Leaving

Happy In...

Aug 25, 2016

Jim Lauderdale - Can We Find Forgiveness


Lee Harvey Osmond

How Does It Feel

Blue Moon Drive

Come and Go (Dreams)

Oh The Gods




Watcha Gonna Do Now

Yours to Bear

Big Man

Burned Me Out

Back To You


Eric Brace & Peter Cooper Band

C&O Canal