Series to Document the Songs and Stories of Country Music’s Family Acts

TN (April 5, 2013) – When it comes to country music, it is hard to find
a show that does a better job of documenting the songs and stories of
country music than Country’s Family Reunion. “Kinfolk,” the show’s latest offering, brings together the family duos, trios and quartets of country music. RFD-TV will air a new episode of “Kinfolk” each week in April featuring appearances by the The
Whites, The Roys, The Forester Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, Wilson
Fairchild, The Gatlin Brothers, The Church Sisters, The Bellamy Brothers
and more.

“For so many years, Country’s Family Reunion has documented
the songs and stories of the legends, but we’ve never had the families
of country music together to perform,” said Larry Black, creator of Country’s Family Reunion. “The ‘Kinfolk’ series is a special gathering of brothers, sisters, cousins, moms and dads sharing their country roots.”

Catch a new set of performances, each week in April on the RFD network.

Week of:
April 5: The Whites, The Roys, The Forester Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, Wilson Fairchild and The Gatlin Brothers

April 12: The Church Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, Rhonda, Darrin and Carolyn Vincent, The Forester Sisters and The Bellamy Brothers

April 19: The Gatlin Brothers, The Forester Sisters, Rhonda, Darrin and Carolyn Vincent, The Roys, The Bellamy Brothers and The Whites

April 26: The Lennon Sisters, The Forester Sisters, The Bellamy Brothers and The Gatlin Brothers

Air times for Country’s Family Reunion are Friday at 8 PM CT / 9 PM ET and Saturday at 6 AM CT / 7 AM ET. For more information on Country’s Family Reunion, “Kinfolk” or to purchase the entire series, please visit www.cfrvideos.com or call 1-800-820-5405.

Since 1996, Gabriel Communications has been
bringing 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, leading to popular TV
airings and successful DVD sales, leaving country fans clamouring for

Hailing from Darby, Fl., The Bellamy Brothers were one of the few
country artists that found success in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s,
starting with the release of their crossover hit “Let Your Love Flow” in
1976.  Consisting of siblings David and Howard Bellamy, the duo’s hits
include the “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie,” “Sugar Daddy,” “I Need
More of You” and “Kids of the Baby Boom.” The Bellamy Brothers’
commitment to country music is proven by their 2002 CMA “International
Artist Achievement” nod, the 1980 Grammy nomination for “If I Said You
Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me” and their
record-setting duo nominations from both the Academy of Country Music
and the Country Music Association.

Relative newcomers on the country music scene, The Church Sisters
consist of Sarah and Savannah Church and are supported by their brother
Seth (guitar). The duo began their musical career in March of 2007 after
winning WAKG’s “Rising Stars” talent competition. The Church Sisters
have performed alongside Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson and Joey + Rory
and have been featured on The Joey + Rory Show and Larry’s Country Diner. The sisters’ song “I Wandered by a Brookside” was recently featured on the album Mark Twain Words and Music, produced by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, Carl Jackson.

Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester make up the The Forester
Sisters. The sibling quartet found commercial success in the 1980s,
charting fifteen Top Ten singles on the Billboard Hot Country
Chart. In 1986, the group was named “Top Vocal Group” by the Academy of
Country Music. Some of their most memorable hits include “I Fell in Love
Again Last Night,” “Just in Case,” “Mama’s Never Seen Those Eyes,” “Too
Much is Not Enough” and “You Again.”

The close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin gave the
trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “Houston (Means
I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY Award for their
1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with “I Just Wish
You Were Someone I Love” two years later. Along with five career
nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three
1979 trophies – Single of the Year (“All The Gold In
California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male
Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, also a talented songwriter who
composed all of the group’s singles. To date, the brothers hold 36 Top
40 Hits to their credit.
Three siblings from a family of 12 children, The Lennon Sisters
consist of Mimi, Janet and Kathy Lennon. The group has been active since
1955, achieving their first hit “Tonight, You Belong to Me” in 1956 and
reaching No. 1 in 1961 with “Sad Movies (Make Me Cry).” The sibling
trio has their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was recently
inducted in to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The sisters continue to
perform to standing room only crowds several times a year across the
United States and host a successful series of Christmas shows at the
Andy Williams Moon River Theater in Branson, MO.

The Roys are a bluegrass duo and have twice won the Inspirational
Country Music (ICM) “Bluegrass Artist of The Year” (2011 and 2012), been
named two-time ICM “Duo of the Year” (2009 and 2010) and were awarded
the Inspirational Country Music Single by Power Source Magazine (2012).
The Roys consist of siblings Elaine (vocals, guitar) and Lee Roy
(vocals, mandolin). The band’s sophomore album, New Day Dawning, topped its predecessor, Lonesome Whistle, by debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart and by achieving Top Ten album sales on Amazon.com in three categories.

One of Country music’s finest and most beloved family harmony
groups, The Whites, have enjoyed a prolific music career which has
spanned across the past four decades. Buck White (vocals, piano,
mandolin), Sharon (vocals, guitar) and Cheryl (vocals, bass) officially
comprise the group which originally started out at a Bluegrass group,
but the family trio became well known for their string of Country hits
in the 1980s culminating in their induction as Opry members in 1984.
They were involved in the 2001 hit movie and soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and have gone on to win multiple awards, including GRAMMY, CMA and Dove Awards, among others.

Wilson Fairchild is a country music duo made up of Wil and Langdon
Reid. The cousins hail from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
and are highly acclaimed songwriters, writing songs for Ricky Skaggs’s
Grammy nominated album MOSAIC, The Statler Brothers and Dailey
& Vincent. Wilson Fairchild’s clever lyrics and their perfectly
delivered ballads were inherited from their fathers, Harold Reid and Don
Reid of Statler Brothers fame. Currently, the cousins are opening for
George Jones on “The Grand Tour” and will be performing at “The
Possum’s” final Nashville concert in November.

Started in 1996 as the idea of long-time disc jockey, Larry Black,
Gabriel Communications specializes in “Reunion Videos.” The success of
this television and DVD series spurred the creation of more than a dozen
more projects featuring hundreds of songs and stories as well as Country’s Family Reunion News, a monthly newspaper which highlights the music of yesteryear, as well as a weekly format spin-off television show on RFD-TV called “Larry’s Country Diner.”  Gabrielle
Communications has additionally applied the Reunion concept to sports
and created videos involving the legends of stock car racing and
collegiate football teams. For more information on Country’s Family
Reunion products, please visit: www.cfrvideos.com.

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