Tom Wopat & John Schneider using Kickstarter to fund new album

Dukes of Hazzard News – July 03, 2014: Tom Wopat and John Schneider are asking fans to help produce their new Christmas album with funding through Kickstarter. Their financial goal is to raise $60,000 in pledges by August 2, 2014. If the goal is met, the album will be released this fall.

Tom Wopat John SchneiderFor a pledge of $15, you’ll get a digital download of the album. At $25, you’ll get a CD plus the digital download. The more you spend, the better the offers get.

Go nuts and pledge $10,000 and you could have Tom Wopat and John Schneider perform a concert at your house!

There are several pledge levels in between. So far, the $50 pledge level, with it’s collection of merchandise, is proving the most popular.

In just a few days, the Kickstarter campaign has raised $7,450, with 71 backers promising financial support. We encourage you to visit the Kickstarter campaign site and contribute according to your comfort level.

While most folks know Tom Wopat and John Schneider as the good ol’ boys from The Dukes of Hazzard, those who are unfamiliar with their vocal performances are missing out. Wopat is a veteran of major Broadway musical productions; he now tours the country performing cabaret-style shows. Both he and Schneider have also recorded individual albums. They have performed concerts together off and on for a number of years. Their mellow, easy style is ear-pleasing and relaxing, and perfectly suited for Christmas crooning. Count us in!

Dukes of Hazzard News: Dukes airing on CMT

The Dukes of HazzardCMT is airing the Dukes of Hazzard again…sort of! The Dukes schedule is wild and random.

Many fans on our Facebook page, Dukes of Hazzard County, have reported that their own cable TV schedules don’t jive with CMT’s posted schedule.

CMT seems to be making these programming decisions last-minute. On the plus side, they are now airing a wider variety of Dukes of Hazzard episodes.

Here’s what CMT is offering up, per their website:

Wed June 25: Dukes of Hazzard episodes at noon and 1 p.m. eastern

Sun June 29: Dukes binge marathon, starting at 2 p.m. eastern and running through the wee hours of Monday June 30, last episode airing at 7:00 a.m. Monday.

From there, it starts getting weird. Tues, July 1 shows the Dukes of Hazzard airing at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Yes, just when you got the idea it would be on at night…HA! This is CMT we’re talking about.

But then Wed, July 2 shows the Dukes on at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m, but again in the afternoon, starting at noon. Folks, sometimes we miss the days when there were three freaking TV channels and a couple of UHF stations, and TV schedules behaved themselves. The CMT schedule changes like the weather, and we’ve got about the same ability to predict it. Which is zilch. As always, stay tuned, and check your local listings!

Dukes of Hazzard on air June 6, 2014…maybe!

BoandGL011814Dukes news! A Dukes of Hazzard marathon is scheduled for Friday, June 6 starting at noon eastern on CMT.

Per reports from fans, CMT has advertised this on their broadcast station, though it has NOT been updated on their facebook page or website.

For this reason, we’re sharing the news as we have it, but we can’t promise it’s 100% accurate, since CMT isn’t being consistent across its own media.

Cable TV schedules from Time Warner and Optimum also show the Dukes airing June 6 starting at noon eastern, 11:00 a.m. central. It’s interesting that CMT’s own facebook page and website isn’t confirming this as of yet. They’re probably too busy promoting “Party Down South.”

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The Dukes of Hazzard Turns 35!

DOH35YearBadgeThe Dukes of Hazzard first hit the air on January 26, 1979, bringing the General Lee and the Duke boys to television screens across America. It was a simple show about two good ol’ boys fightin’ the system, but it became a cultural phenomenon. The Dukes of Hazzard remains one of the most popular television shows of all time.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Dukes of Hazzard, CMT will broadcast an 8-hour Dukes of Hazzard Marathon on Sunday, January 26, 2014, starting at 2 p.m. Eastern. Viewers are encouraged to make social media noise via #Dukes35 on Twitter. CMT will be choosing fan names and their favorite Dukes facts to air during the marathon.

Tune in, enjoy the Dukes of Hazzard, and be a part of this milestone in television history! YEEHAAA!

What do Reba fans and Dukes of Hazzard fans have in common? They both hate CMT’s “Party Down South” commericals!

DodgeChargerCMT’s raunchy “Party Down South” commercials have raised the ire of more than one group of television fans.

When we peeked at CMT’s Facebook page, we saw plenty of negative comments about “PDS” from Dukes of Hazzard fans – and then we saw negative comments from “Reba” fans!

The Reba fan who best summed up the problem of “Party Down South” commercials was Mike Zinke, who posted:

“It is 5:52 in the evening here in northern Michigan, I’m watching Reba and the trash commercial for Party Down South plays over and over. Mind you I have my 7 and 5 year old daughters watching with me. So it is not just during the Dukes. CMT seems to refuse to address how they justify having family friendly shows with trashy commercials on. Now thanks to CMT my little girls know what boobs can do to boys.”

A Dukes of Hazzard fan, Kristopher Gardner, posted a concise, but similar complaint: “My kids love dukes but I refuse to let them watch them on CMT because of the trashy commercials.”

And there are many more complaints where these came from, peppered on CMT’s “The Dukes Ride Again” Facebook page, as well as the main CMT Facebook page. Will any of it make a difference? We don’t know. But we’re glad to see that Dukes fans are not alone in their displeasure.