RFD-TV and Grand Ole Opry Partner to Bring Back the Classic Coun

RFD-TV and Grand Ole Opry Partner to Bring Back the Classic Country Series, “That Nashville Music”

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Rare Performances Not Seen in 40 Years Showcase Tammy Wynette, the Statler Brothers, Merle Haggard and More!

(NASHVILLE, TENN. — November 3rd, 2016) RFD-TV is bringing back “That Nashville Music” which features classic country performances by musical legends from the Grand Ole Opry® archives in Nashville, TN. The series offers rare performances not seen in decades from legendary stars such as George Jones, Mickey Gilley, Tammy Wynette and more! The series premieres on the national cable network with Barbara Mandrell and the Statler Brothers on November 5th at 8:30 p.m. ET during the network’s weekly music and entertainment lineup, “Saturday Night Music Row.”

“For years the number one request from viewers has been to add programming from the Grand Ole Opry stage to RFD-TV. I’m happy to announce that we finally got it done,” stated Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of RFD-TV. “Starting in November, “That Nashville Music,” will feature classic performances from all your favorite country artists from the 70’s and 80’s. Bye-bye repeats. Hello new programming. It’s our way of saying thank you to our fans and viewers who support RFD-TV.”

Additional episodes of ““That Nashville Music” include performances from:

Mickey Gilley
Ferlin Husky
Margo Smith
George Jones
Tammy Wynette
Merle Haggard
Leona Williams
Johnny Duncan
Ronnie Milsap
Boots Randolph
Jerry Reed
Tom T. Hall
Roni Stoneman
Gene Watson
Dottsy
Charlie McCoy
Ray Price
Charlie Daniels

"That Nashville Music" (originally titled “That Good Ole Nashville Music”) was a half-hour syndicated series that featured some of the period's top selling country artists performing some of their current or popular hits. Produced in association with WSM-TV and Opryland U.S.A. in Nashville, TN, the series was on-air for a grand total of 15 seasons from 1970 – 1985.

RFD-TV and the Opry plan to collaborate on additional programming content featuring the Grand Ole Opry stage. More details will be released in coming months. For more information about RFD-TV and its programming lineup, please visit rfdtv.com. To learn more about the Opry visit opry.com and wsmonline.com.

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About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, FamilyNet, RFD-TV The Magazine, and RFD-TV The Theatre. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100 million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee.

About RFD-TV:
RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. Top RFD-TV programming includes “MARKET DAY REPORT,” “RURAL EVENING NEWS,” “RURAL AMERICA LIVE,” “WESTERN SPORTS WEEKLY,” rodeo events such as “The American,” and award-winning entertainment such as “FarmHer,” “Small Town, Big Deal,” “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” “The Best of The Marty Stuart Show,” “Country’s Family Reunion,” “Larry’s Country Diner,” and “Hee Haw.”

About the Grand Ole Opry?
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Marking more than nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.??

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Heather Huston, VP of Marketing, RFD-TV & RURAL RADIO, e: heather@rfdtv.com, o: (615) 296-9332
Billy Frey, Chief Marketing Officer, RFD-TV, e: billy@rfdtv.com, o: (615) 296-9357

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