WSM evening personality, Eddie Stubbs has had a nearly life-long involvement in traditional country music. He came to Nashville on March 21, 1995 to play fiddle with the Queen Of Country Music Kitty Wells and her husband Johnnie Wright. A week later he was hired part-time at WSM. Just seventeen days after his arrival in Music City, Eddie auditioned for the announcer’s position on the Grand Ole Opry. Now with twenty years of service, he is the third-longest tenured announcer in the Opry’s history.
On July 8, 1996, Eddie began hosting the evening shift on WSM. In WSM’s ninety years of operation, he holds the distinction of being the station’s longest-serving broadcaster in the 7 to Midnight slot. With a different theme each night, ‘Hall Of Fame Monday,’ ‘Two For Tuesday,’ Way Back Wednesday,’ ‘Classic Opry Thursday’ and ‘WSM By Request’ on Friday’s, there’s always a reason to tune in.
The rapport Eddie has with artists in the business is evident in the frequent interviews he does. Because of the comfort level, it’s not uncommon to hear someone like Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart, or Josh Turner spending several hours on-air.
Eddie has served six seasons as the on-camera announcer for The Marty Stuart Show on RFD-TV. He serves on committees with the Country Music Association, the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as supporting his favorite charity—the Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum.
Eddie Stubbs won the Country Music Association’s Large Market Broadcast Personality Of The Year in 2002, and has been a finalist for that award six times. In 2012, he received country radio’s highest honor becoming one of the youngest living inductees into the Country Radio Hall Of Fame.