Music, Laughs and Stories Chronicle McDowell’s Career on PBS
Under the glitzy lights, surrounded by a full orchestra and centered on a red piano, the class and camaraderie of two legends was captured for the next episode of Ray Stevens CabaRay. Legendary entertainer Ronnie McDowell swaps stories and laughs with the Grammy-winning host on PBS stations across the country this weekend. The show will be broadcast at a later date on Nashville’s PBS outlet, WNPT.
The episode was taped in front of a live audience at the new Ray Stevens CabaRay Theatre in Nashville. The cozy dinner theatre setting was a perfect backdrop as McDowell and Stevens strolled down memory lane. McDowell shared the story of discovering Elvis for himself and his first big break in music, along with a musical salute to ‘The King’ and McDowell’s own breakthrough hit, “The King Is Gone.”
Hands were clapping and the crowd was singing along on the classic, “Watching Girls Go By.” And then a wave of ‘oohs,’ ‘ahhh,’ and ‘wows’ swept the audience as Ronnie McDowell unveiled a special painting for the kickoff of his own new television show, “Painting America.”
Please check local listings for the Ray Stevens CabaRay show schedule on PBS. And log onto www.raystevens.com to view past episodes.
About Ronnie McDowell: Ronnie McDowell entertains audiences worldwide with his own blend of romantic intimacy and country excitement! Ronnie McDowell charted a string of hit singles between 1979 and 1986… “Older Women”… “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation”… “Watchin Girls Go By” …and “In A New York Minute.” The Vietnam Veteran’s admiration for Elvis led to McDowell singing 36 songs on the soundtrack “Elvis,” the Dick Clark-produced television movie that featured Kurt Russell as the performer. He also was the singing voice for the television movie “Elvis And Me”, the ABC television series about the early years of Elvis’ career titled simply “Elvis” as well as, the 1997 Showtime special “Elvis Meets Nixon.” McDowell is a true artist and his creativity has expanded to original paintings for Walt Disney along with painting of some of pop culture’s biggest celebrities from Elvis to Dolly Parton to Clark Gable.http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/06/ronnie-mcdowell-on-ray-stevens-cabaray-2/Press ReleaseTV AppearanceCabaRay,Nashville's PBS,Ray Stevens,Ronnie McDowell,WNPT