We have a blowout launch party planned to celebrate the publication of Diane Diekman’s new book Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story. Nashville’s Ernest Tubb Record Shops have scheduled a whole day of festivities on November 10th culminating in a Midnite Jamboree performance by an all-star cast of Faron’s surviving Country Deputies that will be broadcast live on WSM Radio. Yow!
1:00-3:00 pm — Author Diane Diekman will sign books at the downtown Nashville Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway Avenue.
7:30-10:00 pm – The Faron Young tribute show at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Music Valley will include all Country Deputies and friends of Faron Young who want to perform. Faron’s son Robyn Young and his band, NEXTAKYN, will open the show. The entire evening is free and open to the public.
12:00 Midnight – The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, broadcast live over WSM Radio 650 AM, will be a Country Deputy reunion with:
Host – Darrell McCall, Bass – Ray Emmett, Guitar – Richard Bass, Drums – Jerry “Cootie” Hunley, Steel – Stu Basore, Piano – Gene Dunlap, Twin fiddles – Kenny Sears and Hank Singer
Diane Diekman will “call the roll” of the 40-year list of Faron’s Deputies, and she will sign books before and after the Jamboree.