For the 11th consecutive year, DTC3 will televise the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree LIVE, from kickoff through the fiddle off.

The 51st annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival is coming up Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, on the courthouse square in downtown Smithville. 35 categories of competition will be held over the course of the two-day event, which kicks off Friday morning at 9 a.m. 16 categories will be held on Friday, which include the following:

  1. OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FOLKSINGING (Solo)
  2. JUNIOR CLOGGING (Ages 13 – 39)
  3. JUNIOR BUCKDANCING (Ages 13 – 39)
  4. OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FOLKSINGING (Duet, Trio, Quartet)
  5. DOBRO GUITAR
  6. MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
  7. HAMMER DULCIMER
  8. NOVELTY EVENT (Spoon Clacking, Jug Blowing, Washboard, Tub, Saws)
  9. AUTOHARP
  10. GOSPEL SINGING (Solo)
  11. COUNTRY HARMONICA
  12. OLD-TIME BANJO
  13. YOUTH SQUARE DANCING (4 Couples – 8 Total Dancers)
  14. GOSPEL SINGING (Duet, Trio and Quartet)
  15. MANDOLIN
  16. OLD-TIME FIDDLE BAND

Finals for each of Friday’s 16 categories will follow the preliminaries. Also featured on Friday will be a special performance by the Smithville Community Chorus and the festival’s official opening ceremonies at 6:00 p.m.

The competition will resume on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., featuring the following categories:

  1. JUNIOR OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FLATFOOT DANCE (Ages 0-39)
  2. SENIOR OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN FLATFOOT DANCE (Ages 40 +)
  3. SENIOR BUCKDANCING (Ages 40 +)
  4. SENIOR CLOGGING (Ages 40 +)
  5. BLUEGRASS BANJO
  6. JUNIOR FIDDLERS (Ages 13-39)
  7. FLAT TOP GUITAR
  8. CONTEST FIDDLE (Neil Dudney Award)
  9. BLUEGRASS BAND
  10. SENIOR FIDDLERS (Ages 40 + Over)
  11. SQUARE DANCING (4 Couples – 8 Total Dancers)

In addition to the regular categories of competition on Saturday, there will be seven beginner categories for those ages 12-under, known as the National Championship for Country Musician Beginners. Those categories are as follows:

  1. BEGINNER BUCK DANCING
  2. BEGINNER CLOGGING
  3. BEGINNER DOBRO GUITAR
  4. BEGINNER MANDOLIN
  5. BEGINNER FIVE-STRING BANJO
  6. BEGINNER FLAT TOP GUITAR
  7. BEGINNER FIDDLE

The Beginners’ competition begins after Senior Clogging. The finals in the Beginners’ categories will be held after the preliminaries. In addition to the first, second and third place awards that will be given out, two other special Beginners’ awards will also be handed out. The James G. “Bobo” Driver Award will be given out to the best Beginner Fiddler, while the Nolan Turner Best Overall Entertainer Award is given to the top overall instrumentalist in the five music categories.

Also featured on Saturday is the presentation of the Blue Blaze Award, to the 2022 SPGMA ‘Entertainer of the Year’, The Kody Norris Show, who will perform during the festivities. The presentation and performance will be held at 5:00 p.m on Saturday. In addition to numerous awards, album releases (Rebel Records), The Kody Norris Show has had appearances across the nation including the prestigious Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree will conclude on Saturday night, with the Grand Championship Fiddle Off, as the Junior and Senior Fiddle champions compete for the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award.

DTC3 will have LIVE, wall-to-wall coverage of the event, from kickoff to the Fiddle Off. Watch it LIVE on DTC channel 3 (channel 303 in HD), or online at www.dtc3.tv.

For more information on the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival, log on to www.smithvillejamboree.com.

 

DTC3 is proud to welcome Cultivating Communities with UT Extension, a television series produced by UT Extension-Smith County, to DTC3 for its second season beginning at Friday, July 8th.

 

Join hosts Katie Martin and Chris Hicks as they travel the Upper Cumberland to introduce you to local farmers, families, and extension agents. Learn more about regional agri-business, resources, horticulture, development, and more. Watch Cultivating Communities with UT Extension Fridays at 4:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:30 AM & 4:00 PM on DTC3.

 

UT Extension provides real-life solutions throughout Tennessee. With an office in each of the state’s ninety-five counties, UT Extension helps Tennesseans improve their quality of life and solve problems by applying research and evidence-based knowledge about agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development. Learn more about UT Extension-Smith County at https://smith.tennessee.edu.

 

DTC3 will be on hand to film each Class of 2022 graduation ceremonies for our local high schools, including Cannon Co, DeKalb Co, Gordonsville, Smith Co, and Watertown. For a limited time, DTC3 will make the ceremonies available to view online afterward. DTC3 offers its congratulations to all graduates, and we are delighted also to make them available for you to view. Please check back periodically for updates after each graduation ceremony.

You may stream the DeKalb County High School Graduation below or watch on DTC3 at the following times:

  • Friday, May 20 – 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 22 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 24 – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 26 – 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 1 – 1:00 PM

 

Catch the Cannon County High School Graduation by watching below or on DTC on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 27 – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 29 – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 1 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 – 1:00 PM
  • Monday, June 6, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 8 – 7:00 PM

 

Stream the Gordonsville High School Graduation below or watch on DTC3 at the following times:

  • Friday, May 27 – 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 29 – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 31 – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 2 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 7 – 7:00 PM

 

The Smith County High School graduation will take place on Friday, May 20th at 6:00 PM. The video will be made available to watch online in the days following.

  • Friday, May 27 – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 29 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 1 – 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 – 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 5 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 7 – 8:00 PM

 

Watch the Watertown High School Graduation below or watch on DTC3 at the following times:

  • Friday, May 27 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 28 – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 31 – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 2 – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 – 7:00 PM
  • Monday, June 6 – 2:30 PM

 

Don’t miss these events in the future that are available on DTC3 on the DTC TV service! Get DTC TV in your home today by calling 615-529-2955!

Schools in the DTC service area are gearing up for award and graduation season this year. DTC3 will be on hand to record many awards programs and all graduation ceremonies for our local high schools: Cannon County, DeKalb County, Gordonsville, Smith County, and Watertown. Be sure to catch these events on DTC3 in the coming weeks!

 

The Cannon County awards program is available to watch below and will air on DTC3 on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 13 – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 15 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 17 – 2:30 PM
  • Friday, May 20 – 1:00 PM

 

The DeKalb County awards program is available to view below and will air on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 14 – 1:00 PM
  • Monday, May 16 – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 17 – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 19 – 7:00 PM

 

The Gordonsville awards program is available to view below and will air on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 14 – 4:00 PM
  • Monday, May 16 – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 17 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday, May 20 -7:00 PM

 

The Smith County awards program is available to view below and will air on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 13 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 14 – 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 15 – 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 19 – 1:00 PM

 

These recordings are also available to view directly on our YouTube page. Watch these programs and other local community events exclusively on DTC3, available with the DTC TV service!

DTC3’s programming continues to expand with the addition of golf and travel broadcast series, Golfing the World. This series is beginning its 25th season and has features more than 150 public, municipal, and private courses during its history. Golfing the World showcases everything a course has to offer: history, design, general layout, clubhouse, dining, amenities, and membership opportunities. Watch this program on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM on DTC3.

DTC3 was invited to live stream the 2022 Smith County High School Scholarship and Awards Day program on Friday, May 6th from the SCHS gym.  The event honored many SCHS seniors for various accomplishments, including the presenting of many scholarships. It can be seen live on our DTC3 YouTube Channel here.

Congratulations to the class of 2022!

Congratulations

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DTC3’s Sunday programming continues to expand with the addition of Knowing Jesus Ministries starting this Sunday, April 17th. Pastor Erik Reed shares God’s truth and shows you what it looks like to have a real relationship with God in this weekly program. Knowing Jesus Ministries helps you understand the Bible and discover who Jesus really is so you can experience the joy and contentment that comes from an authentic relationship with Him. Watch this program each Sunday at 7:00 AM and 12:30 PM on DTC3.

 

Host, Jimmy Fortune, formerly of The Statler Brothers, interviews songwriters/artists about their career and how they wrote #1 hit songs. The relaxed set comes alive as insider stories are shared and Country Music’s Number 1 Hits are broken down as to how they came about!

Jimmy Fortune is no stranger to Country music or to television! He is a Country music singer who sang tenor for The Statler Brothers for 21 years, and wrote the song “Elizabeth” for the group. Since The Statler Brothers retired, he continues to perform as a solo artist and television personality.

Watch My Life, My Songs on Sundays at 5:30 PM and Fridays at 12:30 PM on DTC3.

Join Justin Mauldin for the final episode of this season for The Box Score, DTC Sports’ weekly sports talk show, including guest interviews with sports administrators from Cannon County, DeKalb County, Gordonsville, Smith County & Watertown.

Tune in each week for The Box Score for scores, highlights, and in-depth information, Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. and Friday nights at 6:00 p.m. on DTC3. You may also view them online on DTC3’s YouTube channel or DTC Communications Facebook page.

DTC3 is pleased to welcome two new shows to our programming lineup.

Life in Between Gates is a nine-part one-hour documentary series that profiles some of the world’s best men’s and women’s alpine ski racers as they travel to some of the top ski destinations in the United States and compete on the World Pro Ski Tour. It will follow the most exciting storylines within the tour as past Olympians compete head to head with some of the world’s most exciting up and comers (and quite a bit in between). Watch this series on Fridays and Saturdays at midnight.

 

Next up is Perfect Game Weekly. This series returns for its second season. It is the only show that exclusively covers amateur baseball and softball from every angle, including scout and player interviews, team profiles, highlights and analysis. Tune in Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 PM.

Watch this and other programming, including exclusive local content on DTC3, available only on the DTC TV service. Call 615-529-2955 to learn more about DTC Communication’s TV service and other services, including broadband internet, phone, and security today.