The Jimmy Dean Show: Country Classics

The Jimmy Dean Show: Country Classics

Saturday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Relive the early appearances of celebrated country music stars on Jimmy Dean’s TV variety series.

Jimmy Dean, American singer, television host, actor and businessman, was the first to bring country music to the mainstream in the 1960s through his national television variety series.

After nearly 50 years of being sealed off in the vaults, episodes from the 1963-1966 “Jimmy Dean Show” are resurfacing for the first time in a PBS special.

Enjoy the early appearances of country stars like Chet Atkins, George Jones, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl, Dottie West and so many more. Longtime friend, entertainer, actor and musician Roy Clark is the host, introducing the artists from the series with anecdotes, stories and laughter.

Pictured above: The first television appearance by Jim Henson’s piano-playing Muppet, Rowlf the Dog, was on Jimmy Dean’s variety show.