The Jimmy Sturr Show
"The Jimmy Sturr Show" returns to RFD-TV on Friday, September 1st at 7 p.m. ET (encore Sundays at 9:30 a.m. ET). The internationally-known “King of Polka” and 18 time Grammy award winner for “Best Polka Album” kicks off a new season of episodes for polka lovers across the country. Arguably the most popular polka band in America, Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra have been voted #1 polka band in the country for the past ten years, have been featured on the TV show "Jeopardy," and performed on The Grand Ole Opry. Sturr has also shared the studio with musical greats such as Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Boots Randolph, and Bela Fleck to name a few. “The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra” has been seen on Saturday Night Live, PBS, CNN, ABC, and CBS, and BMI awarded him their prestigious Commendation of Excellence in 2011. "The Jimmy Sturr Show" can also be heard on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio, weekends on Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET and Sundays at 9 a.m. ET. Get the full schedule at rfdtv.com.
At the time that rock was reaching its crescendo, and in the era when Country was dazzling the nation, a strange phenomenon was taking place. This phenomenon was the rising popularity of Jimmy Sturr as the hottest musical attraction in the polka field.
The reigning king of the field is a good looking, smiling charmer with brown hair, blues eyes and charismatic rays emanating from his presence. Sturr is the fellow in front of the orchestra.
Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra have over 106 recordings; the excellence of these recordings has been recognized and rewarded throughout the very competitive music industry. The fact that Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra are on the Top Ten list of the all-time Grammy Awards, have won eighteen Grammy Awards and have received more consecutive Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical awards, has made the music industry sit up and take notice. Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has awarded Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra its most valued award, the "Commendation of Excellence;" the only one ever awarded in the polka field.
The band constantly attracts crowds of screaming, adoring fans wherever their travels take them. Their tremendous popularity has resulted in not only numerous Grammy Awards, but also being voted "The #1 polka band in the country" for the past ten years.
Many great things have happened to Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, but none have been more exciting than just completing their third recording with country superstar Willie Nelson. In addition they have recorded with other artists such as The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Boots Randolph, Mel Tillis, Brenda Lee, plus banjo virtuoso, Bela Fleck and folk legend Arlo Guthrie.
One of the major events in Jimmy's career came when the Orchestra was asked to appear on "The Grand Ole Opry." They were not only the only Polka Band to appear, but the only band to appear with brass.
Five gold albums, each representing five million dollars in sales, are displayed on his office walls where he runs his various businesses which include United Polka Artists, Starr Record Company, Jimmy Sturr Travel Agency, a publishing company and his syndicated radio show.
When you see Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, you will know why they have been voted #1 in the country and considered the best in polka music.