WSLM’s HOMEGROWN RADIO LIVE is getting in the Christmas spirit and planning our first ever Christmas concert coming up on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7p in the Salem Middle School Auditorium.

Christmas Radio Special

WSLM 1220 AM is a member of the Country Music Association and White attended the CMA AWARDS show in early November and attended the taping of the CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS show.

“The CMA Christmas show was so wonderful and the decorations really got me in the mood for Christmas,” said White. “We’ve been working to include Nashville artists in an area concert and it’s appropriate that we’ve been able to do this for the holiday season. I love this time of the year.”

“I’m super excited and ready to get the season kicked off,” said White. “And what better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Christmas concert and giving to those less fortunate.”

White and WSLM HOMEGROWN RADIO co-host George Napier have created the first-ever WSLM HOMEGROWN RADIO CHRISTMAS SHOW set for Dec. 6 at 7p to benefit Shop with a Cop.

The event will be at the Salem Middle School Auditorium and feature local and regional acts singing classic Christmas tunes.

“Rusty Bladen will kick things off,” said White. “Rusty is from Madison, IN and has played around Southern Indiana for several years. And we just signed Borrowed Blue and Stephen Hunsley, both Nashville recording artists. They will close out the show.”

White said local favorites Country Bourne, Moonshine and Berries, Short Notice Band, Hoot von Woot (Napier’s group featuring his wife, Megan), Deb Lyle Doyle and others will be performing.

Napier said, “Hoot Von Woot is much honored to perform for such an awesome cause for our great community.”

“We even have Judge Bret Raper from Bloomington who wrote a tribute song last year for Don Fischer,” said White. “He wanted to be involved to help out and play the fiddle.”

White said the eight groups take the stage beginning at 7p. The Nashville groups will be closing out the show and a finale is planned including all the groups.

“We have 30-plus Christmas songs,” said White. “Also we have some surprises between acts. It’s going to be a fun show that nobody will want to miss!”

Get your tickets today at these locations — Country Cookin, Old National Bank, First Savings Bank, Mid Southern Savings Bank, Links Clothing, Salem Crossing and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce – just $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

“Where else could you go hear this many great Christmas songs from great groups in the area? A family of four can spend a great evening together and help others – all for less than the price of a trip to the movies,” said White. “And the best thing – other than the music – is that 100 percent of the ticket sales goes to Shop with A Cop so needy children in Washington County can get basic necessities for Christmas – clothing, socks, shoes, underwear, a coat and a toy.”