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Multi-Genre Entertainer Jimmy Bowen Launches Season 8 of TV Music Series "Jimmy Bowen & Friends"

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Featured Guests – Andy Griggs, American Blonde, David Turner, Dylan Altman, Girls Next Door, Jenny Tolman, Jim Lauderdale, Karissa Ella, Paul Overstreet, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Sons Of The Beach, & Tony Jackson

L to R: Jimmy Bowen with Girls Next Door, Jim Lauderdale, and Bowen with Andy Griggs (Photograph Credit: Jeff McMahon)

(Nashville, TN. – April 3, 2024) – Americana/Bluegrass/Red Dirt Country Entertainer Jimmy Bowen just launched Season 8 of Jimmy Bowen & Friends, and he could not be more excited. Hosted by Bowen, the live TV music series consists of thirteen half-hour episodes featuring Bowen performing live with his high-profile band and a weekly featured guest artist. Jimmy Bowen & Friends is the music variety TV show I always dreamed of hosting – fast forward to Season 8 – and I am ecstatic about all we’ve accomplished since the launch of Season 1. With the crazy talented team we’ve assembled, and the sensational guests we have lined up, I know our viewership and reputation for great quality entertainment will continue to expand as we move forward. Jimmy Bowen & Friends offers a diverse lineup spanning multiple musical genres; blending emerging artists and seasoned entertainers, there’s something for everyone,” reflects Bowen.


Jimmy Bowen & Friends is syndicated nationwide and is produced by award-winning production company CJM Productions, whose shows are broadcast in over 200 million homes in the USA as well as the UK and New Zealand. President of CJM Productions Jeff Moseley adds, “To say that I’m excited about Season 8 of  Jimmy Bowen & Friends and another extraordinary lineup would be an understatement. Eight seasons is a true testament and proof of how much viewers worldwide enjoy this show! Jimmy’s audience continues to grow with each and every season. I am extremely proud to be part of ‘Jimmy Bowen & Friends’and look forward to sharing a bright future of great entertainment!'”  


Industry veteran Tony Cottrill, owner/record producer and recording engineer of Lonely Dog Productions @ The DAWg Houze Nashville North, has returned alongside his talented team to handle recording and broadcast mixing for the production.


Jimmy Bowen & Friends is filmed live at Texas Troubadour Theatre, not only a favorite of the locals, but a Nashville tourist attraction, and the star-spangled lineup includes multiple award-winning artists and songwriters – Andy Griggs, American Blonde, David Turner, Dylan Altman, Girls Next Door, Jenny Tolman, Jim Lauderdale, Karissa Ella, Paul Overstreet, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Sons Of The Beach, and Tony Jackson.


Airing affiliates for Jimmy Bowen & Friends include Heartland TV, The Family Channel, The Country Network (TCN), YTA TV, RightNow TV, StrykTV, Country Road TV,  Country TV-New Zealand, CM&T-UK, Canyon Star TV, Harmony Gospel Music TV, The Walk TV, DBTV, GAN TV, AIM TV-Country, and DTC TV.  


* Check your local TV listings to see if these networks air in your area. Some networks also stream their programming and/or are available on Roku. Heartland is also available via the It’s Real Good TV app.


Bowen will film Season 9 at Texas Troubadour Theatre Tuesday, July 9th through Thursday, July 11th. Shows will be taped at 6, 7, 8, and 9 PM CST daily and are FREE and open to the public. The lineup will be announced soon and details will be posted on Bowen’s website. Mark your calendars now! Episodes from prior seasons and airings are available on Jimmy Bowen’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to his channel and check shows out HERE.


To learn more about Jimmy Bowen, his music, Jimmy Bowen & Friends, and upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit his WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.


Jimmy Bowen is a highly acclaimed musician, singer, and songwriter from Charlotte, N.C. He became involved in music by age five and has been creating music for over three decades, touring internationally with some of the most well-known names in Bluegrass music including Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen as well as David Parmley and the Continental Divide. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with country legends including Earl Thomas Conley, Eddy Raven, John Conlee, Josh Turner, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Mel Tillis, and has even had the privilege to perform at the White House for President George W. Bush, Sr. and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. In October 2019, Bowen was inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Association’s America’s Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame, and in 2022 he received a Josie Award for Folk/Americana Artist of the Year.


Another of Bowen’s passions is acting. He has been cast for various television series, dramas, and commercials, all while working with some of the biggest names in TV including Michael Rooker (Days of Thunder), Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope), John Hawkes (The Perfect Storm with George Clooney), and Mary Steenburgen (Philadelphia). Bowen was also a featured actor in Toby Keith’s “Hope on the Rocks” video and the drama-filled ABC-TV hit series Nashville.


Bowen is set to release his next single, “Highway,” on April 5th. Bowen’s music can be found on all streaming platforms and digital outlets. 



CJM Productions, founded by Jeff Moseley, has been creating, developing, producing, and syndicating worldwide music-based television series and specials for nearly 40 years. Decades of production experience along with a superior creative team have earned this company multiple awards. Their ability to produce quality television programming that appeals to mass viewers has earned them the respect of television executives worldwide with accolades that include a Telly Award for Nashville Insider (an entertainment news series), Billboard’s Best Country Music Video Series Award for Country FixBillboard’s Best Rock Music Video Series Award, Soundcheck Indie Music Video Award’s Best Music Video and a host of other television series and specials.