Vince Gill Shares About His Career and Personal Life on RFD-TV 'Reflections from the Circle'
COUNTRY MUSIC’S TOP STARS TO SHARE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT
THEIR CAREERS AND PERSONAL LIVES
IN NEW INTERVIEW SHOW,
“REFLECTIONS FROM THE CIRCLE”, ON RFD-TV
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2011) Country music fans and RFD-TV viewers are now able to get a lot closer to some of their favorite country music artists. Reflections From The Circle, which premiered on the network on Sun., Nov. 6, is set to feature fan favorites including Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Kellie Pickler, and Josh Turner reflecting on their personal lives and careers during intimate conversations on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with TV and WSM radio personality Eddie Stubbs.
The premiere episode of Reflections From The Circle featured Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill. All shows are scheduled to air Sundays at 7:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. CST. The show’s first season schedule follows:
Sunday, Nov. 6 – Vince Gill
Sunday, Nov. 13 – Trace Adkins
Sunday, Nov. 20 – Dierks Bentley
Sunday, Nov. 27 – Josh Turner
Sunday, Dec. 4 – Kellie Pickler
Sunday, Dec. 18 – Charlie Daniels
Each show emanates from the Opry stage within the famed six-foot circle of wood, which was moved from the Ryman Auditorium to center stage of the Grand Ole Opry House when the Opry took up residence in its new home in 1974. The circle holds personal significance on innumerable levels for all the artists appearing on the show. Turner was officially welcomed to the Opry family there by Vince Gill, who says he’ll always remember singing his career-making “When I Call Your Name” while the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff, looked on just a foot away. In addition to career highlights on the Opry stage, Adkins took time out from his Opry debut to propose marriage and years later announced from the circle that he and his wife were expecting a baby. Bentley celebrated his official Opry induction inside the circle with his beloved dog Jake. Daniels invited one of his favorite acts, Montgomery Gentry, to join the Opry family while they stood on the circle of wood, then returned with the duo to sing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the night the Opry House re-opened following last year’s Nashville flood.
Host Stubbs is already familiar to many RFD-TV viewers, appearing as the on-camera announcer for the network’s “The Marty Stuart Show” the past three years. He’s a 16-year veteran of country station 650 AM-WSM and of the Grand Ole Opry announcer staff. He was this week named as a 2012 inductee into the Country Radio Hall of Fame.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels. For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com
About RFD-TV, LLC
Launched in December 2000 and now in its 10th year of broadcasting, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television channel dedicated to servicing the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. The channel is now distributed into more than 41 million homes worldwide by DBS and cable systems including DISH Network (231), DIRECTV® (345), Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV (247), Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Production originates in studios located in Nashville, Tennessee, for RFD-TV, RFD HD, and RURAL TV, the company’s new international channel. RFD-TV The Magazine now has more than 180,000 paid subscribers for its bi-monthly publication, and the company continues to operate “RFD-TV The Theatre” in Branson, Missouri. For more information, visit www.rfdtv.com.