Chuck Mead at Sportsmen’s Tavern Sunday Night
by Buck Quigley - posted 5:35 pm, June 27, 2014
Fans of real country music and hard-core honky tonk got a much needed shot in the arm in the 1990s when a group of enthusiasts started holding court in Robert’s Western World on Broadway in Nashville, TN. That group was called BR-549—lifted from a recurring hoaky skit on the beloved TV show Hee-Haw. Chuck Mead was a founding member, and he sang a number of the group’s most popular tunes.
When BR549 went on hiatus, Mead remained very active, serving as music director of the Broadway (NYNY) hit Million Dollar Quartet among other projects, and is currently on tour with his outfit the Grassy Knoll Boys (featuring ex-Ex-Husbands bassist Mark Miller), in support of his latest release Free State Serenade (Plowboy).
If you claim to be a fan of hip, campy, fun, old-school country music you should be in attendance at the Sportsmen’s Tavern this Sunday (6/29) at 7pm—or be square.