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CFR logo lrgSeries 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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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:15

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cfrcruiseCountry Music's Adored Variety Shows on RFD-TV to Set Sail with Many of Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music's Biggest Stars Aboard 2016 Country's Family Reunion and Larry’s Country Diner Cruise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 2, 2015) – Stop imagining Nadine in a swimsuit – your dreams can now become a reality. Join hit RFD-TV television series Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion as they set their clocks to island time from January 31 to February 7, 2016 and embark on the 2016 Country’s Family Reunion and Larry’s Country Diner Cruise. The seven-night tropical escape will set sail from Port Canaveral, FL and journey throughout the Western Caribbean about Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise liner. Sight-seeing and shopping stops include Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico, all in-between LIVE performances from some of country, bluegrass and gospel music’s biggest stars, comedy shows and more.

Alongside meeting the beloved cast of Larry’s Country Diner, (spunky, dessert-loving church lady Nadine, Renae The Waitress, host Larry Black, Sheriff Jimmy Capps and announcer Keith Bilbrey), a cruise-goer package also includes five country music shows, an exclusive chance to meet the performing music stars in autograph and photo signings, a “Senior Moments” comedy show from Nadine, and an up-close-and-personal look at the Larry’s Country Diner show. Celebrities slated for the cruise include John Conlee, Joey & Rory, T. Graham Brown, Moe Bandy, Exile, Rhonda Vincent, Mark Wills, Gene Watson, Johnny Lee and others.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 01:15

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CFR logo lrgTune in to Popular Series, 'Country’s Family Reunion', on RFD-TV in July for Airings of 'A Tribute To Ray Price' Special

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 9, 2015) – He brought us songs like “City Lights,” “Release Me,” “Crazy Arms,” “Heartaches By The Number,” “For the Good Times,” “Night Life,” and the list goes on. He helped to pioneer Nashville’s ‘honky-tonk’ sound; and he left an undying legacy on music with his inimitable wide-ranging baritone voice. Ray Price, country music legend, may have passed away on December 16, 2013, but his legacy lives on in so many ways in country music and beyond. Now, Country’s Family Reunion celebrates his life through the series special, A Tribute To Ray Price.

Tune in throughout July to RFD-TV to watch Janie Price, Ray’s beloved widow, join Bill “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson and a long list of Ray’s closest friends, band members and fellow country music peers to pay tribute to his songs, life and legacy.

Viewers will be treated to performances by artists such as Moe Bandy, the late Jim Ed Brown, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Bush, Roy Clark, John Conlee, Linda Davis, Janie Fricke, Larry Gatlin, Teea Goans, Wade Hayes, Jan Howard, Tracy Lawrence, Jim Lauderdale, Johnny Lee, Darrell McCall, Dean Miller, Ray Pillow, Mo Pitney, Curtis Potter, Jeannie Seely, and Gene Watson.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2015 06:07

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