Sunday, October 5, 2014

Larry’s Country Diner promises a refreshing October lineup: Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, CMA-winning songstress Deana Carter, Bluegrass act Mountain Faith, and balladeer Collin Raye
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – "Larry's Country Diner," the down-home variety program produced by Gabriel Communications that draws over 1.5 million loyal viewers each month on RFD-TV and FamilyNet, continues to serve up hearty laughs and great music that will leave you thirsty for more!  "Larry’s Country Diner" promises a refreshing October lineup: Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, CMA-winning songstress Deana Carter, Bluegrass act Mountain Faith, and balladeer Collin Raye. For more information on "Larry's Country Diner" please visit

Each week in October, you can catch Larry and the gang on the RFD-TV network, as well as FamilyNet**:

Week of:
October 4: Charlie McCoy

October 11: Deana Carter
October 18: Mountain Faith
October 25: Collin Raye

"Larry's Country Diner" airs 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. "Larry's Country Diner" also airs on FamilyNet (check local listings for airtimes in your area). All lineups and schedules are subject to change.

"Larry's Country Diner" has captured the hearts of consumers across the nation, regularly earning top primetime ratings for viewership with ages 50+ [Nielsen]. Fervent fans and the shows' growing popularity have led to a multiple-year waiting list to be a part of the studio audience.

Charlie McCoy was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia, and while growing up, he played in a band with future country legend Johnny Paycheck. He moved to Nashville in the 1960s, and became one of the most sought-after instrumentalists in town. His first session was Ann-Margret’s “I Just Don’t Understand.” His harmonica work has also graced recordings from Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. He was a crucial part of such classics as “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” In 1972, McCoy scored a rarity with 1972’s Good Time Charlie, which topped the Billboard Country Albums chart. McCoy has been featured on such television series as Music City Tonight and Hee Haw, where he served as Music Director. McCoy was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Music has always been a part of Deana Carter’s life – long before she became a recording artist, as the daughter of legendary musician Fred Carter. A graduate of Hendersonville High School, Carter once dated future Desperate Housewives star Jamie Denton. She signed with Capitol Nashville in the mid1990s, hitting the top of the charts with her 1996 debut “Strawberry Wine,” which won the CMA Single of The Year trophy. Future hits included “We Danced Anyway” and “There’s No Limit.” Carter’s current album is titled 2013’s Southern Way of Life.

Comprised of Sam McMahan, Luke Dotson, Dustin Norris, Summer McMahan, and Brayden McMahan, Mountain Faith has carved out a spot as one of the most-respected acts in the business. They successfully blend the traditions of the past as well as the energy of today with their combination of Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, and R&B. A fan favorite on the road, they play to packed houses in concert at theatres as well as theme parks such as Dollywood. They have also been consistent award winners from SPBGMA, as well. Their most recent recording project is Battlefield.

Arkansas-born Collin Raye burst upon the Country Music scene in 1991 with “All I Can Be (Is A Sweet Memory),” and soon found himself at the top of the charts with such hits as “Love, Me” “In This Life,” and “Not That Different.” Six of his releases have been certified Gold, with three also going Platinum. 2014 has seen no letdown in his creativity, with the release of Still On The Line: The Songs of Glen Campbell, as his autobiography A Voice Undefeated.

"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 a country 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. The show can also be seen on FamilyNet, check your local listings. For more information, please visit

"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:

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