LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Farm Bureau's Emmy Award-winning television program, Bluegrass & Backroads, returns for its 11th season on the air, and fourth year in the broadcast lineup of Kentucky Educational Television (KET), this month.

 

Exploring everything from festivals to the FFA and bowling ball manufacturers to local bed and breakfasts, Season 11 of Bluegrass & Backroads will offer its viewers a look at many of Kentucky's unique cultural and agricultural aspects.

 

"I love the fact that the show is a bridge between rural and city life," said Bob Shrader, KFB's video production coordinator. "Sometimes we are asked if new story ideas are hard to come by after 11 years, but I have not yet encountered that problem. Kentucky has a seemingly endless supply of interesting and unique people and places."

Bluegrass & Backroads is a 30-minute show that explores the various agricultural, cultural, historical and artistic stories unique to Kentucky. Produced at the KFB state headquarters in Louisville, the program is written, filmed, hosted, directed and edited by the two-person team of Shrader and Matt Hilton.

This promotional video offers Shrader's and Hilton's preview of the Bluegrass & Backroads Season 11 and provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the thought process for creating episodes.

"Bluegrass & Backroads gives our audience a chance to see parts of Kentucky that many will never see. That's one of the aspects of my job I love – finding those people or places that no one knows about," said Hilton. "My hope is to make our viewers proud to be from Kentucky. It's an awesome place to live."

Season 11 episodes of Bluegrass & Backroads will air on KET at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, on KET2 at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and on KETKY at 7:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Sundays, 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and 7:30 a.m. on Fridays. Season 11 will also be shown on RFD-TV at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 4:30 a.m. on Sundays. All times are Eastern Time Zone.

To learn more about Bluegrass & Backroads or watch episodes online, visit: bluegrassandbackroads.com.