Bluegrass Underground
Created byTodd Mayo
Directed byJames Yockey
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes58
Executive producersTodd Mayo
Todd Jarrell
ProducersTodd Jarrell
Todd Mayo
EditorTodd Jarrell
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesTodd Squared, LLC
Original release
Release2011 (2011) –

Bluegrass Underground is a musical television show taped live at The Caverns in the base of Monteagle Mountain. From 2008 to 2018, it was held in Cumberland Caverns.[2] In 2011, it became a nationally syndicated television show airing on PBS.[1] The program also aired weekly on the AM radio station WSM.[3] On September 10, 2022, at the beginning of its eleventh season, Bluegrass Underground was rebranded as The Caverns Sessions to acknowledge the broader range of music featured in the program.[4]

Awards and nominations

Bluegrass Underground season two was awarded four Emmys (Mid-South) for Best Entertainment Program, Best Director/Program, Excellence in Audio, and Excellence in Lighting Design. That season's series was also Emmy-nominated for Best Photography/Program and Technical Achievement.[5]

Bluegrass Underground Season One won the Emmy (Mid-South) for Lighting Design and in addition was nominated for EMMYs in the categories of Best Arts Program, Excellence in Audio, Best Photography/Program, and Technical Achievement. Bluegrass Underground Season One also was awarded by Cine Golden Eagle Award for professional non-fiction in spring 2012.[6] It received a Telly Silver Award that same year.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Bluegrass Underground". PBS. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  2. ^ "Bluegrass Underground to have new home in 2018". 2017-09-18. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  3. ^ "Bluegrass Underground." WSM Online. Gaylord Entertainment, 2012. "WSM Online :: Bluegrass Underground :: WSM 650AM "The Legend"". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  4. ^ The Caverns (2022-09-06). "The Caverns Sessions Carries on the Legacy of Bluegrass Underground on PBS". Archived from the original on 2022-09-06. Retrieved 2023-02-13.
  5. ^ "4 Emmys awarded to Bluegrass Underground at Cumberland Caverns". Cumberland Caverns. 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  6. ^ "Spring 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award Recipients." CINE Golden Eagle Award Recipients. [1][permanent dead link] Accessed 2012-12-29.
  7. ^ "Film/Video Silver Winners." Telly Awards. The Telly Awards, 2012. [2] Accessed 2012-12-29.