All About: Pop! Goes the Country

Pop Goes the Country

The half-hour variety country music television series, “Pop! Goes the Country,” is a program of the past that has found a happy home here on RFD-TV!

Produced in Nashville, Tenn., from 1974 to 1982, “Pop! Goes the Country” revisits this great era when the influence of pop music found country music as referenced in the title. This series remains one of the most well-made syndicated programs to ever come out of Nashville, with a peak broadcast to over 140 markets across the country.

It quickly became a sensation thanks to performances from stars including Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, and Anne Murray, who all have had successful crossover hits from the country radio stations to pop radio airwaves. The show also embraced the classic country style of icons like Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Charley Pride, and Mel Tillis.

The series was the most ambitious production undertaken in Nashville syndication history. Ralph Emery hosted the series for the first six years. Ralph brought his usual interview skills and thorough knowledge of the stars and their lives. He was succeeded by Tom T. Hall for the remaining episodes.

To watch past episodes, performances, and interviews with some of country music’s greatest artists, you can also visit RFD-TV’s YouTube Channel.