The classic country show Hee Haw may be coming back to television, thanks to Ryman Hospitality Properties.
Hee Haw was the legendary series that brought laughs to viewers from 1969 to 1992. The variety show was truly one of a kind. But if you’re one of the many country lovers who miss the show, you might just be in luck. Ryman CEO Colin Reed told the Nashville Business Journal that the company is seriously considering bringing it back.
“We think humor around country [music] is a good thing,” he said. “We want to be in the content-distribution business and communicate country music and humor to people who don’t see this stuff.”
Reed’s goal with the remake would be to bring more tourism to the Music City by jumping off the explosive success of the TV show Nashville. They’re trying to expand the popularity of country life by reimagining the show and possibly even a launching a coinciding play to run in New York City.
When Hee Haw was on the air, country’s biggest names often stopped by for appearances. Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton and more all performed on the show but the list goes on. Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Grandpa Jones and Minnie Pearl were also some of the show’s seasoned regulars.
There are plenty of possibilities for this potential remake. Blake Shelton could crack jokes and Parton could make her return for another performance of “Jolene.” Brett Eldredge’s Snapchat “Bed Head Jams” could even finally have the large stage it deserves.
Who would tell jokes on your ideal Hee Haw return and who would you like to see perform? Let us know in the comment section below.