Music History

Return to Mayberry: Andy Griffith Returns Home (2002)

The 50th anniversary of “The Andy Griffith Show” was October 2010 In honor of in honor of the 50th anniversary of “The Andy Griffith Show,” we present this look back at the dedication of the Andy Griffith Parkway in October of 2002. After a 45 year absence from the small North Carolina town where he grew up, singer, actor and story-teller Andy Griffith returned home. Griffith, 76 and a resident of Manteo, NC, was the honored guest at a ceremony…

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Touched by an Angel Premieres Steven Curtis Chapman Tune

Grammy-award winning, Sparrow recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman recorded a Christmas song, “A Winter Carol,” which will be featured on a special holiday episode of the CBS drama series, “Touched By An Angel” which will air in a special timeslot this Sunday, December 16, 8:00PM ET/PT. Written by David Wells, Chapman recorded “A Winter Carol” specifically for the show. “Touched By An Angel,” now in it’s eighth season, regularly airs on Saturday evenings. The show is executive produced by Martha…

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31st Annual Dove Awards Brings Local and World Celebrities to Town

Thirteen-year-old, chart-breaking vocalist, Charlotte Church, Superbowl championship quarterback Kurt Warner, television personality Kathy Lee Gifford and Titans coach Jeff Fisher were among the celebrities appearing on the 31st Annual Dove Awards, at Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House Thursday, April 20, 2000, at 8 p.m. (CST). Church is the youngest solo artist ever to achieve a Top 30 album on the U.S. charts. According to SoundScan, her debut album Voice of an Angel, which has earned a Dove Award nomination…

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Andy Griffith – Old Wood and Wine (1996)

The 50th Anniversary of “The Andy Griffith Show” was October 2010 Although Andy Griffith may have left Mayberry far behind, as the old saying goes, “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” No matter how far Andy has gone in his life, he never left his roots far behind. When he was a child in Sunday School in Mt. Airy, North Carolina where he was born and raised,…

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