Nashville, TN - The Chuck Wagon Gang will celebrate 75 years of recording and performing on November 25, 2011. A special 75 Year Celebration Concert will take place on Saturday, November 26, from 3:00-4:30 PM at the historic Ernest Tubb Record Shop, 417 Broadway, Nashville, TN. Several presentations are expected and the Celebration will be broadcast live over WSM, 650 on the AM Dial. Later that night, the Gang will perform on the Midnight Jamboree at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville. On Monday night, November 28m The Chuck Wagon Gang will be special guests on the Eddie Stubbs Show to be held at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall Of Fame from 7:00-9:00 PM. Both the Midnite Jamboree and Eddie Stubbs Show will be broadcast on WSM, and the Midnight Jamboree will be webcast.
On November 25 and 26, 1936, The Chuck Wagon Gang recorded their
first recordings in a small studio set up in a hotel room at the Gunter
Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. This was the beginning of a 39-year
association with Columbia Records (now Sony Music) where 39 Million
records were sold. Their 1948 recording of the Albert E. Brumley
classic, "I'll Fly Away," is believed to be the first million seller
by a Southern Gospel group. Today, the Chuck Wagon Gang is the oldest
mixed recording gospel group, still recording and performing, with ties
to the original founding.
Congratulatory cards and letters may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to The Chuck Wagon Gang, PO Box 140416, Nashville, TN 37214-0416.