GENE WATSON AND MOE BANDY MAKE IT TO PRIMETIME THE GENE & MOE SHOW? OR IS IT THE MOE & GENE SHOW? EITHER WAY THEY BOTH ARE SET TO APPEAR SEPTEMBER 18 ON RFD-TV
Tenn. (August 19, 2015) – It’s traditional country music at its finest
paired with family-friendly comedy from two of the genre’s most dynamic
personalities. Country music legends Gene Watson and Moe Bandy are set
to perform hit after hit and teach one another a thing or two, in a
one-hour primetime TV special on RFD-TV September 18.
The Gene & Moe Show, in which Watson and Bandy battle it out for the show’s naming rights prior to each episode, periodically switches its name to The Moe & Gene Show illustrating an ‘all-in-good-fun’ facetious on-screen competition between the two long-time friends, Produced by Gabriel Communications (known for top-rated variety shows Larry’s Country Diner, and Country’s Family Reunion) the new series was previously recorded at Joey+Rory’s Farmhouse Concert Hall in Columbia, Tennessee.
Featuring performances of their fan-favorite classic country songs in
front of a live studio audience, Watson and Bandy also interview
various celebrities like drag racing driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and
rodeo champion Larry Mayhan. Along the way, they humorously teach one
another tricks of the trade when it comes to their non-musical hobbies;
for Watson, that’s cars and trucks, and for Bandy — cows and bulls.
Viewers will get a kick out of watching Bandy pick on Watson as he
learns how to feed a calf, and vice versa, as Bandy tries to do some
maintenance work on one of Watson’s prized classic cars.
Watson and Bandy have been friends since back in the 70’s. Bandy was
coming onto the scene with “I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs” and
Watson was singing about “Love in the Hot Afternoon.” These two classics
marked the beginning of more than two decades of chart topping country
radio hits respectively.
About Moe Bandy
There aren’t many musical performers who’ve been on top of a bucking
bull or bronco and on top of the country music charts, but Moe Bandy
has. A member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, he has had 40
Top Ten singles, 66 charted releases and 10 Number One hits including
“Too Old To Die Young,” “Bandy the Rodeo Clown,” “Hank Williams, You
Wrote My Life” and “Just Good Ol’ Boys.” And, he’s not hung up his
recording hat yet — Bandy
will release a new project soon chock-full of the honky-tonk sounds his
fans have grown to expect and depend on. Moe’s thankful for all the
riches his career has brought him – from his loyal fans to his close
friendship with former President George Bush, who counts Moe’s 1988 hit
“Americana” as one of his favorite songs.
About Gene Watson
This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling
audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted
titles, 23 top-10 hits and six number-one records has led to membership
in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Houston, TX Music Hall
of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like
“Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon”
are played. Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his
generation and known as “The Singer’s Singer”, Watson offers up one of
the best traditional country shows in the business.
About Gabriel Communications
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