LORRIE MORGAN, JOHN ANDERSON, RONNIE RENO & DAVID FRIZZELL SET FOR JUNE EPISODES OF REFLECTIONS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 1, 2016) – June represents one of the favorite months of Country Music fans throughout the world with the CMA Music Festival, and the lineup for Reflectionsrepresents this. Three iconic CMA winners will be represented on the Keith Bilbrey-hosted program during the months – as well as one of Bluegrass Music’s most legendary performers.
Filmed at The Hot Seat Studios in Hermitage, Tennessee, Bilbrey – an iconic radio and TV personality known for his work on Larry’s Country Diner as well as his 35 years on WSM-AM 650 – has assembled a strong lineup of Country Music’s favorite stars as fans focus their attention upon Music City.
"I am very honored and proud to have these icons of country and bluegrass music as guests on Reflections. Listening to them chat with their ole friend Keith Bilbrey is truly enlightening and many times emotional. I know our viewers worldwide will enjoy our visit with these music elites." says Jeff Moseley Executive Producer CJM Productions.
On Monday, June 6, the month will begin with an appearance from Lorrie Morgan. The daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member George Morgan, Lorrie made her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of thirteen. Her star rapidly began to ascend in the 1980s with hits such as “Out Of Your Shoes,” “Watch Me,” and the CMA-Award winning “Til’ The Tear Becomes A Rose,” a collaboration with her late husband Keith Whitley. Morgan’s latest album is entitled Letting Go….Slow.
John Anderson – one of the most identifiable vocalists in the business – will drop by the June 13 edition of the program. A one-time construction worker, Anderson helped to construct the Grand Ole Opry House in 1974. Three years later, he inked a deal with Warner Brothers, where he began to click with hits such as “Your Lying Blue Eyes,” “1959,” and “Swingin,” which took home the 1983 CMA trophy for Single of the Year. His hits continued into the 1990s, with titles like “When It Comes To You” and “I’ve Got It Made.” Anderson’s newly released work is Goldmine,which contains one of the last songs penned by Merle Haggard.
Ronnie Reno will bring his five decades of musical expertise to the June 20 show. With long stints in the band of The Osborne Brothers and his dad’s band, Reno and Smiley, Reno stands tall as a representative of one of the first families of Bluegrass Music. He also spent many years on the road with Merle Haggard, and was recently asked to perform at the singer’s Memorial Service. Reno hosts Reno’s Old Time Music, a weekly program on RFD-TV.
The month wraps up with David Frizzell. The younger brother of Lefty Frizzell, the singer spent his early years in California, working in Buck Owens’ organization. In 1981, he teamed up with Shelly West for the blockbuster hit “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma.” The success of that record ultimately led to back-to-back wins as Vocal Duo of The Year from the CMA in 1981-82. Still active as a touring and recording artist today, the singer of hits such as “I’m Gonna Hire A Wino (To Decorate Our Home)” and “Lost My Baby Blues” has just recently released a tribute to the music and life of Buddy Holly.