When I was growing i always looked forward each week for the legendary show Hee Haw to come on.  It was a variety show featuring the biggest stars of country music and good old country humor.

The Debut show on June 15th, 1969 on CBS featured country music legends Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn.  The main cast consisted of Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and Grandpa Jones, among others. The series was taped for the CBS Television Network in downtown Nashville, and later at Opryland USA in East Nashville.

Even though the show only ran for two years on CBS, it lived in syndication for another 20 years until September 19, 1992.

One of the things most viewers looked forward to each week other than the performances by the Country music artists was to watch the cast sing the song "You Were Gone" .  here is a video of that song: