HAZZARD COUNTY’S 40TH BIRTHDAY TO BE CELEBRATED IN NASHVILLE’S MUSIC VALLEY JANUARY 26TH 2019
26 January, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
On January 26th, 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard” premiered on CBS-Television as an unheralded mid-season replacement. Now, 40 years later, the cast and fans of the show will join together in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, January 26, 2019 to celebrate “40 years of good times in Hazzard County”. Several events are planned, centered around “Cooter’s in Music City”, on McGavock Pike off Briley Parkway.
The event will include “Meet and Greet plus pix and Autograph sessions” with cast members, a screening of the very first “Dukes” episode at The Troubadour Theatre, followed by a cast concert at The Nashville Palace, with Cooter’s Garage Band and very special guest Whey Jennings, the grandson of Waylon Jennings, who narrated “The Dukes” and wrote and sang the ever popular theme song, “Good Ol’ Boys”.
Cast members who plan to attend are Tom Wopat, who created the role of “Luke Duke”, Catherine Bach, known to the world as “Daisy Duke’, Sonny Shroyer, who played “Deputy Enos”, and Rick Hurst, who portrayed “Deputy Cletus”. Ben “Cooter” Jones and Alma Viator, the proprietors of “Cooter’s in Music City”, the Dukes of Hazzard Museum and shop on McGavock Pike, are hosting the shindig.
“The amazing thing about our show is that it seems as fresh and new as ever,” says Jones.
“All over the world, folks watch the “Dukes” in different languages, and they watch it with
their children. The kids who grew up watching it back in the early 80’s are watching it with
their own kids now. And some of them are watching with their grandchildren! That’s the greatest complement our show could have.
“When we first came on the air, the television critic for the Los Angeles Times said, “This show
won’t last past the first commercial break,” says Ben Jones, who played the sidekick mechanic
“Cooter” on the show. “Just goes to show you, never pay attention to your critics!”