An American TV variety show, featuring country music and humor in fictional Kornfield Kounty, will come to life at Park Theater in August.
“Hee Haw Warren County Style” is set for Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. Presented by Caring Hearts United of McMinnville, the event will feature local talent.
“We are super excited about this,” said Alma Shoemaker, Caring Hearts United member. “It will be locals performing songs and comedy skits. Most of us aren’t professionals, but it will be entertaining. We are working on the backdrops and still lining things up. We may fall on our face, but we’ll have fun doing it.”
Shoemaker described Warren County’s version of the show as “live entertainment” and “not karaoke.”
The cast has yet to be finalized. However, it will include Jonathan and Shelly Womack and their daughter Chalee.
“Chalee will be performing as Dottie West,” said Jonathan. “We were originally asked to do June Carter and Johnny Cash. We were then asked to do Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. We are working on those routines. It will be songs and comedy skits. Anything we can do to help Caring Hearts United, we will. It’s a wonderful organization.”
“Hee Haw” first aired on June 15, 1969 on CBS. It ran 26 seasons and had 655 episodes. It ended in December 1997. The show attracted numerous guest stars. Along with the five mentioned above, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, The Judds and Glenn Campbell were guests of the show.
Caring Hearts United is a nonprofit organization that provides smiles where they are needed most. Along with care packages to remind hospice patients that someone cares, the group assists hospice units in Warren County and surrounding areas by providing gas cards for medical appointments, hospital size bed sheets, and more.
Caring Hearts United organized a very successful Patsy Cline tribute in 2021. It attracted 300 to Park Theater.
“When we got together as a board for Caring Hearts, we started an agenda of things we wanted to do,” said Shoemaker. “Dianne (Sneed) didn’t want to do the Patsy Cline tribute again, so we came up with Hee Haw. We’re hoping for a packed house.”
All tickets for “Hee Haw Warren County Style” are $15 and can be purchased by calling 931-607-9462 or 931-273-4552. Children under 5 years are admitted free. There is no assigned seating for this event. First come, first serve. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m.