Mitchellville Media

Welcome to Mitchellville

Mitchellville Media is the home of Black Mountain Radio, Paris, TN; for Ameripolitan music; including Rockabilly Storm and more.

BMR plays the hottest tracks past and present from Rockabilly, Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Hillbilly, Jump Blues, and Doo-Wop presented by BMR (Tennessee). Black Mountain Radio was founded By BMR (Tennessee) in 2017 to give an internet voice to Independent Artists. 40’s-50’s-60’s Hits, Tennessee Radio and more, with the best sound quality.

We play music from the 1930s to present day, that would have been heard predominantly in the USA and Britain. We promote music that most stations no longer dedicate sufficient air-time to as they feel it is no longer popular or financially viable. The station has a passion to share its love and knowledge of the music, so that the music will hopefully continue to be introduced to both old and new listeners for years to come, thus securing continuing golden age of music and song.

Rock and Roll may have been born in the 1940s but by the 1950s it was growing up fast. However, the 1950s was not all about Rock and Roll. It was a very diverse decade with music styles of the 1940s competing in the charts quite respectably with the many emerging styles. Many of the 1940s singers progressed too. The wide variety of music available in the 1950s is echoed on Black Mountain Radio. It’s not just about Rock and Roll. You will also be able to hear Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Hillbilly, Skiffle, Doo-Wop, Jump Blues and Rockabilly. You can listen to Black Mountain Radio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by clicking on the play now button on our website, via Tunein and on internet radios.

Rockabilly Storm is our showpiece for all things Rockabilly, including playlists, our tapes and lifestyle/fashion.

Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South. As a genre it blends the sound of Western musical styles such as country with that of rhythm and blues, leading to what is considered “classic” rock and roll. Some have also described it as a blend of bluegrass with rock and roll. The term “rockabilly” itself is a portmanteau of “rock” (from “rock ‘n’ roll”) and “hillbilly”, the latter a reference to the country music (often called “hillbilly music” in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing, boogie-woogie, jump blues, and electric blues.

Defining features of the rockabilly sound included strong rhythms, vocal twangs, and common use of the tape echo; but progressive addition of different instruments and vocal harmonies led to its “dilution”. Initially popularized by artists such as Wanda Jackson, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Bob Luman, and Jerry Lee Lewis, the influence and success of the style waned in the late 1950s; nonetheless, during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a major revival. An interest in the genre endures even in the 21st century, often within a subculture. Rockabilly has left a legacy, spawning a variety of sub-styles and influencing other genres such as punk rock.

BMR Video is our own YouTube alternative.