NASHVILLE – Last year was one of great loss amidst the country music community with the passing of “Pop A Top” hit-maker Jim Ed Brown in June and Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens just a day after New Year’s Day.
In 2016, hit music performance show Country’s Family Reunion, hosted by Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, will pay homage to both legends in its commemorative tribute series. Episodes will also honor the extraordinary careers of “Hee Haw” star and renowned country/gospel performer Grandpa Jones and “Charlie’s Shoes” singer Billy Walker. Tune in to RFD-TV in January for the upcoming new episodes in the tribute series. Check local listings for the RFD-TV network.
The annual “Country’s Family Reunion” Cruise to the Western Caribbean is officially sold out. The seven-night cruise includes stops in Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico will kick off Jan. 31 and end Feb. 7. Aboard the ship to perform and meet-and-greet with fans will be country star John Conlee, T. Graham Brown, Moe Bandy, EXILE, Rhonda Vincent, Mark Wills, Gene Watson, Johnny Lee and many others.
Country’s Family Reunion episodes air Fridays and Saturdays in January. The renowned television series was developed in 1996 by long-time disc jockey Larry Black, founder of Gabriel Communications. Its purpose was to bring America’s favorite country, bluegrass and gospel artists together in one room to reunite and share their favorite memories about their music careers. While on the show, they also share exclusive, intimate performances while the cameras role. The result has been pure magic, documenting history in a way unlike any other program.
Upcoming Country’s Family Reunion airdates include:
• Saturday – Tribute Series – Jim Ed Brown
• Jan. 15-16 – Tribute Series – Little Jimmy Dickens
• Jan. 22-23 – Tribute Series – Grandpa Jones
• Jan. 29-30 – Tribute Series – Billy Walker
The shows air Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 p.m. Scheduled line-ups are subject to change.
Purchase the entire Country’s Family Reunion tribute series, which honors the legacy of other artists, both living and deceased, including Bill Anderson, Roy Clark, Blake Shelton, Vince Gill, Charley Pride, The Whites, Ricky Skaggs and many more, by visiting cfrvideos.com.
Watch Lebanon’s Collin Raye perform ’Love Me’ during a past episode of Country’s Family Reunion.