The Nashville Network

It used to be that TNN meant The Nashville Network, and was a cable channel that you were as likely to see programs highlighting Buck Owens as anything else. Twang. Now they have reinvented themselves as The National Network and starting today they are playing mosting 1970s sitcoms and dramas: Newhart, WKRP, Miami Vice, Taxi, The Wonder Years. On the weekends they plan all sorts of “man shows” with names like “Trucks” and “Car and Driver Television.” One wonders if they had to go to the CRTC on this?


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Kim on January 10, 2004 - 22:55 Permalink

I actually miss the Nashville Network….
Back in the 80’s….I really enjoyed it…..watched it alot…..
Wish they could archive it…….put it back on cable….


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Harold Stockton on February 4, 2004 - 22:18 Permalink

a few years ago I watched several shows on TNN. One of my favorites was hosted by Charlie Chase and a very pretty ladie whose husband was the director or producer and his last name was Owen.If possible would you email her name and maybe tell me what business they are in now. Also, has Ralph Emery retired.Would really appreciate your help. Thanks

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Andy on February 20, 2004 - 01:39 Permalink

Her name was Lori Ann Crook… the show was Crook & Chase. Not sure what she’s up to these days. Heck, I just figured out that TNN was really gone.

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Vic on April 27, 2004 - 10:57 Permalink

Does anyone remember an old Television show on TNN called, “Wish You Were Here…?” hosted by Kenny and Donna Price ? It was an RV travel show from the late 70’s to early 80’s. I can’t find any info on the net about it or find out if it is available on VHS or if a retro tv channel is airing the re runs .

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Sadie on October 30, 2021 - 00:26 Permalink

I loved that show. I have been looking for re-runs of that show for years

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Chris on May 19, 2022 - 04:55 Permalink

I miss that show ever since it went off the air Shem he died. Man what I wouldn’t give gif a travel tv show like that today!

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Pat on October 16, 2004 - 17:58 Permalink

I did not have a cable connection back in the eighties when Bobby Bare and Friends was on TNN. I would like to find any or all of the vidios of this program.


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Bobbie Greer on December 10, 2004 - 23:44 Permalink

I would like to send an email to Lori Ann or Charlie Thank you

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Linda Marshall on December 23, 2004 - 05:22 Permalink

If anyone knows anything about the show “Wish You were Here” or how I can contact Donna Price,please let me know.I would like Donna to know that I have these tapes after all these years

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damon on October 23, 2006 - 20:27 Permalink

I am confused? a boy called HEAVY METAL on msn is being weird and says he knows nothing about this website….can you help?

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Leo Reed on November 9, 2006 - 21:29 Permalink

I loved watching the nashville network.
It was a great way to see my fav country singers
Can you please tell me where I can utain a copy of the
show whitch futured Johnny Cash I would be glad to pay for this video.

Thanks and bring back nashville network.

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JR on February 19, 2007 - 21:51 Permalink

Vic & Linda,

I remember “Wish You Were Here,” but I couldn’t remember it’s name, which was how I stumbled across this thread. I’d love to get it on DVD.


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glennh on June 16, 2007 - 01:13 Permalink

If you have Dish network, Direct tv or cable you can get RFDTV. They air a lot of the old programs.Porter Waggoner, POP GOES THE COUNTRY hosted by Ralph Emery and several more. On Dish network its on channel 231.

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linda marshall on November 15, 2007 - 03:09 Permalink

i wrote you about donna price. tring to find her.
but,before i got a response my email address changed.
i would like to get in contact with her. if any way possible. i have tapes of most of the shows.

sincerely, linda marshall

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Chris on May 19, 2022 - 04:56 Permalink

Those are priceless no pun intended! Wish you could share them
Would love to see them!

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al on January 1, 2008 - 05:05 Permalink

nashville has killed western music. most of its pop flavored .thank god for branson.

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scott on January 8, 2008 - 05:27 Permalink

I’m pretty sure that Kenny and Donna have both passesd on.

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cherylc817 on April 1, 2008 - 16:17 Permalink

It would be Crook & Chase shows. I used to never never miss a show. They were great hosts. Now who even cares to watch TNN, they certainly don’t have what Charlie and Lori did.

And Gary Chapman was a decent host too.

Who makes these decisions? Why don’t they ask the public’s opinions first????? Instead of leaving us with nothing.

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FLLegal on January 10, 2009 - 18:38 Permalink

I bought some old recorded home videos at a garage sale and one of them has some shows of “Wish You Were Here” by Kenny and Donna Price. It is an interesting show and very enjoyable. I was Googling this show when I found this site. Even though these shows are recorded in the 1980’s. I’ve bought several VHS tapes of someone recording shows back in the 80’s and the commercials can be as “entertaining” as the shows. Advertisements for then “new” video cameras bigger than a boom box are a hoot.

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FLLegal on January 10, 2009 - 18:48 Permalink

FYI: Kenny died almost 22 years ago. According to a Wikipedia article the following:

James Kenneth “Kenny” Price (May 27, 1931 — August 4, 1987) was an accomplished singer, songwriter, and actor.


Price died of heart failure in 1987, and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger, Kentucky.

I didn’t find anything on his wife yet as to whether or not she is still with us.

Wikipedia link for full article found at…

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Jamie on April 6, 2009 - 07:22 Permalink

It’s great to see other people are buying home recorded videotapes of TV broadcasts at grarage sales! it’s been a hobby of mine for about 10 years now. I just bought one yesterday with an episode of “Wish You Were Here!” hosted by Pat & Shirley Boone. They travel to the Golden Isles of Georgia. Before it,there is a complete show of Country Kitchen,also on TNN. Florence Henderson’s guest is Charlie Daniels. After they cook,they duet on “Tennessee Waltz”. These shows were taped from TNN in July 1988 with commercials. I love trading DVD copies of all kinds of recordings from TV,especially things recorded off TV in the 70s and early 80s. I collect sitcoms,newscasts,soaps,talk shows,game shows,you name it. You can email me at

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Jason on June 19, 2009 - 17:34 Permalink

I was just thinking about the show Wish You Were Here. My neighbors are on a 10 week RVing vacation and it came to mind. I really miss that show and was looking for episodes that might have been made available online, can’t find any but it was good to run into this site. I believe Pat and Shirley Boone were the original hosts and Kenny and Donna Price took over from there. I wasn’t that old back then I just remembered my parents watching that show every Saturday. So I may have my hosts mixed up but all and all it would be neat to see that show come back for the reruns. Great classic, would be nice to find some episodes though somewhere.

San Antonio, TX

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Derrell on September 18, 2009 - 14:01 Permalink

Hello. Do you still have all the “Wish You Were Here” tapes? Thanks…

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Paula on April 14, 2011 - 11:55 Permalink

Did you tape Randy Travis on a show called INFLUENCES in 1991. And George Jones was his influence and was also on the show. Thank you

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Jim, Pittsburgh, Pa on May 21, 2011 - 03:13 Permalink

Does anybody know where I can find the theme song “Wish You Were Here” on the internet or else where? Loved the show. Watch it with my daughters and they loved the show and the song. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim

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Scott on February 10, 2012 - 00:51 Permalink

I’d love to get the old Wish You Were Here shows on tape or DVD. Can anyone direct me to some?