Tune in New Year's Day!!!

If you know the title of the 5-CD boxed set released on his McCoury Music label earlier this year -- Celebrating 50 Years Of Del McCoury then you already know that Del's wrapping up his 50th year in bluegrass, but you might not know that Del's approaching the 150th edition of his SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction weekly show, Hand-Picked with Del McCoury. Past New Year's Days have seen Bluegrass Junction airing Hand-Picked marathons, but this time around, the twin occasions will be celebrated with a special two-hour edition set to air at 4:00 pm Eastern on New Year's Day--and this time around, Ronnie McCoury will be at the helm. The show will feature more than two dozen of the many collaborations Del's done with other artists over the years--including several from upcoming albums--and Ronnie and show producer Jon Weisberger spent several weeks earlier this month lining up greetings, reminiscences and stories from a boatload of Del's many friends and colleagues, from members of the Del McCoury Band to Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Earl Scruggs, Eddie Stubbs, Marty Stuart, Tim O'Brien, Alison Krauss+Union Station, Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Dierks Bentley and many, many more. Catch all of them and their music on this special edition of Hand- Picked with Del McCoury at 4:00 pm Eastern on New Year's Day--but don't tell Del; it's a surprise!