Press Release: Few things soothe the soul in the bitter cold of winter quite like a warm home-cooked meal, a comfy chair in front of the tube, and a great line-up of music and comedy from some of country and bluegrass’s most acclaimed performers. Join Larry Black, Keith Bilbrey and all the gang on “Larry’s Country Diner,” on RFD-TV network as they heat up January with a giant helping of great food, music, and laughter from from of Nashville’s biggest stars. This month, the star-studded list of guest performers includes “Strawberry Wine” hit-maker and accomplished singer/songwriter Deana Carter, long-standing Nashville musician Charlie McCoy and up-and-coming North Carolinian bluegrass band, Mountain Faith.
“Larry’s Country Diner” airs on Saturday nights at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on RFD-TV. To view your local RFD-TV channel listings, click here.
Produced by Gabriel Communications, and taped in the heart of Music City, “Larry’s Country Diner” draws over 1.5 million loyal viewers each month on RFD-TV, and regularly earns top primetime ratings for viewership within the age demographic of 50+ [Nielsen]. The unique, down-home variety show integrates interviews and music in a can’t-miss weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio audience in the intimate setting of an old-fashioned diner. Fans have grown so passionate about the show in its 17 years of broadcast, that it upholds multiple-year waiting lists for fans to be a part of the show’s LIVE studio audience. To inquire about getting on the waiting list to see a taping on your upcoming trip to Nashville, visit http://www.larryscountrydiner.com/tickets.
Coming up in January, beginning this weekend, catch these special guests on “Larry’s Country Diner” on the RFD-TV network:
January 17: Charlie McCoy
January 24: Deana Carter
January 31: Mountain Faith
*All lineups and schedules are subject to change*
Fan-favorite singer, songwriter and producer, Deana Carter, took the country music industry by storm with the release of her multi-platinum international debut, Did I Shave My Legs For This?, featuring her top-selling hit “Strawberry Wine,” more than ten years ago. Today, she is gearing up for the release of her new album, Southern Way of Life, after recently celebrating a songwriting chart-topper and ACM/CMA/GRAMMY “Song of the Year” nod in Kenny Chesney’s “You & Tequila,” co-written with Matraca Berg. Having grown up the daughter of renowned studio guitarist and producer Fred Carter, Jr., Carter’s musical style was influenced by the likes of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings and Simon & Garfunkel, with whom her father worked. Often compared to artists like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sheryl Crow, Carter embraces a country-pop musical style weaved with autobiographical songwriting.
A dignitary in music since the 1960s, Charlie McCoy has played on a multitude of hit records including Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and many more. Widely-known for his unparalleled harmonica skills, he has released more than 24 albums over the past 30 years, and is known all over the world — from Japan and France, to Europe and Denmark. He also served as the musical director of the legendary and beloved syndicated television series, “Hee Haw,” and in 2009, it was announced that he would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Today, McCoy still continues to tour around the globe and perform in studio sessions on some of Nashville’s biggest hit albums.
Mountain Faith, hailing from the mountains of Sylva, NC, has been singing and traveling together for 14 years. Possessing a unique style that offers a variety of genres of music, including contemporary bluegrass, classic/modern country, folk, acoustic/contemporary gospel, as well as rhythm and blues — this band leaves a lasting impression on audiences of all ages. Having frequented Dollywood over the years, they have built up a solid fan base and tour throughout the U.S. and Canada performing at festivals, arenas and auditoriums from state to state.
ABOUT “LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER”
“Larry’s Country Diner” is a unique down-home variety show which integrates interviews and music in an entertaining weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio audience in an old-fashioned diner setting. The show features regular characters including Larry Black, Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps, Waitress Renae and avid church gossip, Nadine, along with special guest appearances by country music artists of yesterday and today. Since its initial airing on August 3, 2009, “Larry’s Country Diner” has produced over 100 episodes and has become one of the most popular shows on RFD-TV, garnering 1.5 million viewers monthly. For more information, please visit www.larryscountrydiner.com.
“Larry’s Country Diner” is a product of Gabriel Communications. Owned and operated by longtime disc jockey Larry Black, Gabriel Communications was created in 1996 and specialized in “Reunion” videos. The success of these videos spurred the creation of more than a dozen more “Country’s Family Reunion” projects, featuring hundreds of songs and stories as well as Country’s Family Reunion News, a monthly newspaper which highlights the music of yesteryear. For more information on “Country’s Family Reunion” products, please visit: www.cfrvideos.com.