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Country's Family Reunion "Salute to the Opry" to Debut this Month

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Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Country’s Family Reunion, which celebrates the greatest performances, stories and songs of Country music, will debut its newest series this May on the RFD-TV network. Recognizing the long-standing cornerstone of Country music, "Salute to the Opry," will feature performances by Roy Clark, Ricky Skaggs, Bill Anderson, Jan Howard, Jim Ed Brown, John Conlee, Gene Watson, Jean Shepard, Riders in the Sky, George Hamilton IV, The Whites, T. Graham Brown, The Opry Square Dancers, Ray Pillow, Billy Dean, Jimmy C. Newman and Jeannie Seely. These artists will share their personal stories and reminisce about their moments on Country music’s famed stage.

"Country’s Family Reunion would be remiss if it did not showcase the legends of Country music’s grandest family," said Larry Black, creator of Country’s Family Reunion. "The ‘Salute to the Opry’ series celebrates these traditions by bringing some of the most prolific members that have graced country music’s most famous stage together in one room to share their music and memories."

Catch a new episode on the RFD-TV network each Friday in May:

  • May 3: Bill Anderson, Jan Howard, Roy Clark, Jim Ed Brown, John Conlee and Gene Watson
  • May 10: Jean Shepard, Roy Clark, Ricky Skaggs, Riders in the Sky and George Hamilton IV
  • May 17: The Opry Square Dancers, Billy Dean, Jeannie Seely, Jimmy C. Newman, Gene Watson and T. Graham Brown
  • May 24: Bill Anderson, John Conlee, Riders in the Sky, Jan Howard, Ray Pillow, T. Graham Brown and The Whites.

Air times for Country’s Family Reunion are Friday at 7 PM CT / 8 PM ET and Saturday at 5 AM CT / 6 AM ET and 11 PM CT / 12 AM ET. Country’s Family Reunion also airs on FamilyNet. Check local listings for air times in your area. All schedules are subject to change. “Salute to the Opry” is a reunion product of Gabriel Communications and is not affiliated with the Grand Ole Opry. For more information on Country’s Family Reunion, “Salute to the Opry” or to purchase the entire series, please visit or call 1-800-820-5405.

Since 1997, 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 clamoring for more.

Started in 1997 as the idea of long-time disc jockey, Larry Black, Country’s Family Reunion specializes in “Reunion Videos” that documents the songs and stories of country music. The success of this television and DVD series spurred the creation of more than a dozen more projects featuring the country music artists of yesterday and today, 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.” Country’s Family Reunion is a product of Gabriel Communications which 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:

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