Meet The Cast:
Larry was born in 1945 and grew up as the son of an Assemblies of God pastor in Mobile, Alabama, where he worked a disc jockey for decades. Eventually, his own show – the Larry Black Show – aired on 125 radio stations. As an actor, he has made appearances in the films Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Scared Stupid, October Sky and Pure Country 2: The Gift, and in the TV series I’ll Fly Away and In The Heat of the Night. Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, he is the producer responsible for Country’s Family Reunions as well as his own Larry’s Country Diner.
Born in Cookeville, Tennessee, Keith is an American Country Music disc jockey and television host currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Bilbrey moved to Nashville In 1974 and began working for WSM, first as a substitute announcer for WSM-FM and then as a full-time disc jockey on WSM’s FM and AM stations. He served as a DJ at Nashville’s WSM as an announcer on the Grand Ole Opry, and as the host of TNN’s Grand Ole Opry Live. Throughout his career, Bilbrey worked every single time slot at WSM and became an iconic voice and fan favorite for the popular station. Bilbrey is currently the announcer and Larry’s sidekick on Larry’s Country Diner, as well as the announcer on Music City Roots, a live weekly radio and TV show.
Everyone’s favorite church lady makes her presence known every time she appears on Larry’s Country Diner! Nadine’s TV performances as a regular cast member allow her to spar with country singing legends like Larry Gatlin, Ray Stevens, Bobby Bare, Gene Watson, T. Graham Brown, Bill Anderson and many more. Nadine has received rave reviews and earned a huge fan following as she spends time complaining about the church bulletin and other church-related topics. Having been raised in church, the creator of Nadine’s character has given her church-lady character the comedic, dramatic and heart warming personality that is all too familiar for her audience. With her faith and courage rooted firmly in God, she became a Brest Cancer Survivor after being diagnosed in 2005.
Renae is VP of Operations for Gabriel Communications, the corporate offices of Country’s Family Reunion and Larry’s Country Diner in Bellevue. On Thursday’s, however, she swaps her corporate look for her Larry’s Country Diner apron, serving up a slice of pie (and maybe some sarcasm) as a series regular. Serving up food and coffee is nothing new to Renae. Before joining Gabriel Communications in 1998, she was a flight attendant for America West Airlines/US Airways. Great customer service and communication with fans is second nature to her. You can find her often on Larry’s Country Diner, Country’s Family Reunion or CFR Cruise Facebook posting news and photos.
Jimmy has been turning songs he hadn’t ever heard before into hits (and, in some cases, even ‘classics’) for years now. As one of Country Music’s finest guitar players, Jimmy is a ‘master of smoothness’. He is known in the studio for his ability to move flawlessly from electric to acoustic, with a polished and refined touch that he brings to every recording or performance he is part of. At one time, Jimmy averaged 520 recording sessions a year, yet he still made time to attend classes at Belmont College to develop his craft even more, studying ‘time evaluation’ under John Pell. Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Alice and Tommy Capps, and raised in Benson, NC, Jimmy grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry. Jimmy Capps has now been a member of the Grand Ole Opry Staff Band since 1967. In October 1982, the entire Grand Ole Opry Staff Band was honored with a CMA nomination for “Instrumental Group Of The Year”.