COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION HONORS LEGACIES OF COUNTRY MUSIC GREATS ON ALL-NEW "TRIBUTE" SERIES
Series Premiere Honoring the Late Jim Ed Brown Airs Friday, September 25
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 24, 2015) – Taken from over 17 years of tapings, the popular Country’s Family Reunion television series, airing nationally on RFD-TV, celebrates the lives and legacies of country music greats in their all-new “Tribute” series. Through their own songs and stories from the legendary artists’ various appearances on the show, Country’s Family Reunion brings a can’t-miss series and soon-to-be-released DVD box set of episodes that can be purchased and cherished as historical timepieces.
This Friday, September 25, tune in for the anticipated premiere episode honoring the late Jim Ed Brown.
For four decades, Jim Ed Brown left an indelible mark on country music. During a seven-year run, his group, The Browns, charted numerous times, including the mega-hit “The Three Bells,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop and Country charts, No. 10 on Billboard‘s Rhythm and Blues chart, and was featured in the final season of The Sopranos (2007). The Arkansas native enjoyed his first solo hit in 1965 and his signature song, “Pop A Top,” ruled the charts two years later. He and Helen Cornelius won CMA honors in 1976 for Duo of the Year, and the two enjoyed a string of hits throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s that included “I Don’t Want To Have To Marry You” and “Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Goodbye.” Brown has hosted four network television shows and a radio program, and served as a spokesperson for Dollar General Corporation and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Though he passed away on June 11, 2015, music will forever be impacted by his down-to-earth brand of family entertainment. Jim Ed and The Browns will both be formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 25.
Other forthcoming Country’s Family Reunion “Tribute” episodes include:
October 2 – Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens (Episode 2)
October 9 – Tribute to Grandpa Jones (Episode 3)
October 16 – Tribute to Billy Walker (Episode 4)
October 23 – Tribute to Vince Gill and Blake Shelton (Episode 5)
October 30 – Tribute to Charley Pride and Crystal Gayle (Episode 6)
*Line-ups are subject to change
Air times for Country’s Family Reunion are Fridays at 8 p.m. EDT, Saturdays and Sundays at 12 a.m. EDT.
For more information on the Country’s Family Reunion “Tribute” series or to check when you’ll be able to purchase your own personal copies of any of the new episodes, please visit www.cfrvideos.com.
Country’s Family Reunion is produced by Gabriel Communications.
About Country’s Family Reunion
Gabriel Communications, started in 1996 by long-time disc jockey Larry Black, is the producer of the popular Country’s Family Reunionand Larry’s Country Diner series. Black first applied the “Reunion” concept to the legends of country music in 1997. The idea was simple: bring America’s most-treasured artists together into one room to reunite and reminisce about their careers, perform signature songs and share stories while the cameras roll. The result has been pure magic, documenting hundreds of stories and performances that would have otherwise been lost. The series’ popularity has led to top-rated shows on RFD-TV and wildly successful DVD sales, spurring the creation of more than a dozen more projects and Country’s Family Reunion News (a monthly newspaper that highlights the music of yesteryear), as well as giving rise to sold-out theatre shows and ocean cruises by the ever-growing fan base. For additional information on Gabriel Communications, or to purchase music products, please visit www.cfrvideos.com.
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