NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2014) – Larry’s Country Diner is
a unique down-home variety show which integrates entertainment,
interviews and music in a weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio
audience in a country diner setting. The show, which is Nashville’s
only weekly variety show still in production, features regular
characters including Larry Black, Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps,
Waitress Renae and avid church lady, Nadine, along with special guest
appearances by country music artists of yesterday and today.
One of the last remaining vestiges of live-to-tape, spontaneous
variety programming on television today; the prevailing attitude is “the
cameras are always rollin’… and we don’t care.” The fact that plates
are dropped or broken during a performance, a rack of knives and forks
are dumped on the floor or that some of the lights go out while they are
filming only adds to the show’s mystique and contributes greatly to its
On August 4th and 5th, Ray Stevens, Margo Smith, Exile, Vince Gill
and Paul Franklin, Charlie McCoy, Deana Carter, Mountain Faith, and
Collin Raye will tape the next installment of shows in front of the mere
eighteen tables at Larry’s Country Diner.
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, and with their additional showing on FamilyNet they
continue to grow. The wholesome menu of entertainment served up by
“Larry’s Country Diner” satisfies an unfed marketplace of traditional
Country Music fans, regularly garnering top-viewership for ages 50+ in Primetime across
all networks. Additionally, tens of thousands of fans across the nation
have purchased the DVD series or signed up for the Diner’s “On-Demand”
online subscription service.
Currently, there is a 2-year waiting list to be seated in the diner for a television taping, making it one of America’s most-exclusive Country Music “eateries.”
ABOUT LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER:
Larry’s Country Diner is another product of Gabriel Communications, started in 1996. Owned and operated by long-time disc jockey, Larry Black,
the company specializes in “Reunion Videos.” The success of this 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.