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Simply Bluegrass Back by Popular Demand

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Due to popular demand, Gabriel Communications, is pleased to announce that it will re-air “Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass” throughout the month of May on the RFD-TV network, as well as FamilyNet. “Country’s Family Reunion,” the DVD/television series that brings America’s most-treasured artists together to reunite and reminisce assembled a cross-section of award-winning and legendary Bluegrass artists, from “finger-pickers,” to “purists,” to “New Grass” contemporaries. The series is hosted by Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Anderson and 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, includes performances by Dailey & Vincent, The Whites, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, The Roys (Lee & Elaine), Jerry Douglas, Donna Ulisse, Mac Wiseman, Ramona Jones, Bobby Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Paul Brewster, Ronnie Reno, Doyle Lawson, Sierra Hull, Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, The Gibson Brothers and Jesse McReynolds, backed by the genre’s foremost musicians Barry Bales (Bass), Bryan Sutton (Acoustic Guitar), Adam Steffey (Mandolin), Stuart Duncan (Fiddle) and Ron Stewart (Banjo).

“Country’s Family Reunion” airs on RFD-TV on Friday evenings at 8 P.M. Eastern / 7 P.M. Central, Saturday at 6 A.M. Eastern / 5 A.M. Central and Saturday nights at Midnight Eastern / 11 P.M. Central. *Check local listings for exact show times.

The show is also available for purchase as a 5-DVD series with over 6 hours of awe-inspiring content guaranteed to delight music fans everywhere. For more information on “Country’s Family Reunion: Simply Bluegrass” and other Gabriel products, please visit cfrvideos.com, or call 800-820-5405.

Since its initial taping and release, fans, critics and even the artists have raved about the show. Here’s a sample of what they've been saying:

“As one can imagine, putting this much star power in one room can only mean one thing: ‘They Called it Music.’ Perfectly blended harmonies, a phenomenal house band, and using each other as backup singers, made for unforgettable performances…Watching this show will make you smile, tap your foot, sing along, possibly shed a tear, definitely make you laugh out loud and make you fall in love all over again with bluegrass music.”
—Alane Anno, Reporter—“Bluegrass Unlimited”

“As a professional musician in his 40's who has had the experiences I have, it's easy to get jaded or take things for granted. But I'm so thankful for moments like this television taping when I can see clearly how special it’s been to be a part of bluegrass music and its people.”
—Barry Bales (Bass) longtime bass player and harmony vocalist
for Alison Krauss and Union Station

"The series does an excellent job of raising awareness of today's bluegrass music and the artists that drive it. Simply put, Simply Bluegrass is Simply Marvelous."
-Bob Cherry, "Cybergrass"

“The artists, who all seemed comfortable like family, engaged in in-depth discussion on their backgrounds, influences, and funny stories, making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime event.”
–Taylor Coughlin, Editor—“International Bluegrass”

“It’s pretty cool to be a fly on the wall and just hang out and hear them tell stories just off the top of their head like they are just hanging out in their living room.”
—Dierks Bentley, Recording Artist

“To say it was wonderful just doesn't capture the aura of the on the set that day…I was totally moved by the ease with which all those voices blended in pure vocal excellence on some of the finest songs ever written. We feel that this show needs to be nominated for the IBMA’s coveted Bluegrass Event of the Year Award and Larry Black should certainly be in the running for the IBMA’s Broadcaster of the Year Award…it certainly would be credit where credit is due.”
—W.J. Hallock, Reviewer—“Prescription Bluegrass”

About Gabriel Communications and 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 Reunion” and “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 cfrvideos.com.

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