SiriusXM To Honor B.B. King On His Bluesville Channel
May 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM's blues channel, B.B. KING's BLUESVILLE, created in partnership with the late legendary guitarist, will pay tribute to his life and career with special programming through SUNDAY and the upcoming MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
B.B. KING's BLUESVILLE, devoted to authentic blues from the past to the present, will feature special tributes showcasing music from KING’s iconic career including his work with other artists such as U2 and ERIC CLAPTON. The channel invites listeners to call in to share personal memories, favorite songs and more at (866) 267-0454.
SIRIUSXM’s B.B. KING’s BLUESVILLE will air only B.B. KING music all weekend until MONDAY, MAY 18th at 12a (ET). Over MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, B.B. KING's BLUESVILLE will feature an extensive, weekend-long tribute featuring his music, artist remembrances and tributes from listeners. The station airs via satellite on channel 70 and through the SIRIUSXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Meanwhile, tributes and reminiscences continue to pour in, while a nation of blues music lovers mourn with SPOTIFY streams of B.B. KING's music increasing by 9800% over the past 24 hours since his death last night at the age of 89.