Reno, Ronnie


  • From Nashville.
  • Oldest son of the late Don Reno.
  • Began performing and recording with his father and Red Smiley at the age of 8.
  • 1968, joined the Osborne Brothers, playing guitar and singing harmony vocals.
  • 1975, joined Merle Haggard and the Strangers.
  • 1978, his song “Boogie Grass Band,” became a big hit for Conway Twitty.
  • 1983, had solo country hits with “Homemade Love” and “The Letter.”
  • 1980, appeared in a Clint Eastwood film “Bronco Billy.”
  • 1984, formed the Reno Brothers with brothers Dale and Don Wayne.
  • 2001, became the producer of “Reno’s Old-Time Music Festival” TV Show, broadcast on the Americana Television Network, RFD-TV and other networks.
  • 2002, formed a new band called The Reno Tradition. Released Portfolio album (no label).
  • 2004, helped launch new cable network called Blue Highways TV.
  • 2013, won the IBMA Award for Broadcaster of the Year for his work on TV.
  • 2015, released Lessons Learned album (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2019, announced his retirement.