Only 3 Days Til DukesFest

Only three days left til DukesFest! You still have time to plan a quick trip there if you haven’t already. We at HazzardNet are scurrying around doing last minute packing and planning. We’ll try to update the site during the course of DukesFest. Be sure to check out our site for photos, videos, and personal accounts of the event. If you want to share your own experience there, you may submit photos, videos, etc. Details will be available on the site in a day or so.

CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute – VP Winner Announced!

Congratulations and a resoundin’ YEEHAAAA to Christopher Nelson, who has been selected as the Vice President of the Dukes of Hazzard Institute.   Some of y’all might remember the campaign of “Slick for VP”  that appeared on a few fan websites, with a link to a webpage showing Slick’s unique qualifications.  Evidently, it worked for ’em!

“Slick”  was among 2000 fans who applied for the position.  The formal announcement will be made at DukesFest, but we couldn’t resist spilling the beans early, seein’ as how CNN leaked it out earlier today.
HazzardNet wishes the best of luck to Slick, and we’ll keep you posted on the antics of his royal Duke-ness as we become aware of them.

Dukes Movie Poster, DukesFest, and more

First, all of us here at HNet hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day weekend and we want to take a moment to honor all veterans from all wars who died in defense of this country.


“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” 
— Thomas Jefferson

And vigilant we shall remain.

Now, onto Dukes news….

Busy week coming up Dukes fans! The 3rd Season DVD’s come out on Tuesday and Dukesfest begins on Saturday, June 4th. The hits just keep on comin’! LOL

DVD news

Just a couple days away from the release of the 3rd season of the Dukes of Hazzard and with the 4th Season already scheduled for August 2, tvshowsonline.com has an image already of the 4th season box….and look who’s just Hoggin’ that cover! LOL

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3460

Movie news

Awright, we’re a little behind the 8 ball heah but the movie poster has made it’s debut.

Don’t let the coloring of the poster fool you! The General Lee is really the familar orange we’re all used to.

Dukesfest 2005 Details

CMT DukesFest to Feature Two Days of the Best in Country Music
BRISTOL, Tenn., May 25 /PRNewswire/ — CMT DukesFest 2005, the mega- celebration of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” will bring two days of country and bluegrass music to the Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway on the weekend of June 4-5.
 
“There is a lot going on in those two days,” said Ben Jones, who played “Cooter” on the show and is one of DukesFest’s organizers. “There will be stars of the show, car stunts, a Mopar show, a hundred General Lees, plenty of dragracing, kids’ activities and the chance to ride around the track in a ‘General.’ But I’m really excited about the music. Among other things, DukesFest is a two day outdoor concert and we’ll have everything from classic country to bluegrass to the latest stuff from Nashville!”
John Schneider, who played heartthrob Bo Duke, will take the stage both days to perform his hits, including “What’s A Memory like You (Doing in a Love Like This)?” and “Country Girls.”
Also appearing both days will be James Otto, who opened for Shania Twain and for MuzikMafia pal Gretchen Wilson. Otto will bring his earthy brand of country, including his hit single “The Days of Our Lives” to DukesFest.
On Saturday, Keni Thomas and Cornbread will take the stage for a set including the single “Not Me,” which recently brought down the house at the Grand Ol’ Opry. Thomas, a former Army Ranger who was decorated for heroism during the “Black Hawk Down” battle, will perform a salute to America’s Armed Forces.
Rising star Glenn Cummings will also perform on Saturday, featuring tunes from his latest album “Big.” Cummings, who recently performed at the CMA Awards, hit the charts with “Good Old Days.”
On Sunday, Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys will bring their beloved brand of traditional mountain music to the stage. “Ralph II has a voice as fine as any in country music,” says Ben Jones. “He grew up singing with his Daddy and the Clinch Mountain Boys and there is no better musical education than that!”
Closing the festivities on Sunday afternoon is another performer with famous musical bloodlines, Shooter Jennings. The son of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter is forging his own way with a hit album and a hot video.
“Ol’ Shooter is hotter than a two dollar pistol,” says Jones. “His album ‘Put The O Back in Country’ has put him in the spotlight where he belongs.”
Jennings father, the late Waylon Jennings, was the narrator of the “Dukes of Hazzard” and wrote the show’s hit theme song, “Good Ol’ Boys.”  Shooter Jennings will appear with his band, the 357s.
Also appearing both days will be Jones and his country-rock group, “Cooter’s Garage Band,” who recently performed at the Grand Ol’ Opry.
“Besides everything else that is going on, we’re gonna have a world class music festival,” says Jones. “And Two Foot Fred with the Big & Rich gang is going to help me emcee and I’ll bet you he’s bound to do some dancin’!”
According to Jones, the performers will be available for pictures and autographs and will have merchandise for sale at the event.
Advance tickets for CMT DukesFest are $15 for a single day or $25 for a two-day pass.  Children under age 10 and military personnel with ID will be admitted free of charge.  Tickets are also available online at http://www.cootersplace.com or by calling Cooter’s Place at 865-430-9909 or the BMS ticket office at 423-764-1161.
SOURCE  CMT DukesFest 2005
DVD NEWS!!
 
Dukes of Hazzard Season Three DVDs will be released Monday! The DVD set comes with a FREE ticket to the Dukes of Hazzard movie. Plus, Warner Brothers is offering a $10-$50 mail-in rebate if you buy other WB TV sets, so now would be a great time to stock up on all the Dukes of Hazzard DVD sets!

Discovery Channel Looking For Dukes of Hazzard Collectors

Discovery Channel Looking for Dukes Collectors! 

Do you have an impressive collection of Dukes stuff?  Is your house filled with Dukes treasures from childhood? Have you mortgaged your house to buy more stuff from ebay? Do you own a hard-to-find Dukes collectible and want it appraised? 

Then “Pop Nation”, the new program on the Discovery Channel, could be interested in you!  Right now, this program is focusing on the television era from the 1960’s to late 1980’s. They are filming in 4 cities over the next few months including LA, Baltimore, Austin and Portland.

If you want to show off your collection, have an item appraised, or you want to buy more and hoard all the cool stuff for yourself – this is for you! If you are an extreme collector, you might even get Pop Nation to visit your home and film your collection.  Yes, bragging rights to the world could be yours!

Steer your General Lee pedal car over to:

http://media.dsc.discovery.com/fansites/popnation/popnation.html

This information was supplied to HazzardNet by: Debbie Levin, Associate Producer, Discovery Channel’s “Pop Nation.”  Thank ya, Ms. Levin! 

For those of you who may have noticed, HazzardNet had some technical difficulties tonight, but I think we’re back in bidness. Yeehaa!

James Best’s New Site, Movie Updates, CD Reissued, and more.

Been awhile since we’ve given ya an update. Things were a little quiet but are picking up again and rolling!! As y’all know, Cooter’s Place is gearing up for DukesFest June 4th/5th and The Confederate General Lee Fan Club is having their Dukes Day in Little Rock Arkansas starting today and going through tomorrow!

In the Arts department…

James Best has a new website dedicated to his artwork. You may recall that some of his paintings were featured in the Dukes of Hazzard episode “Dead and Alive”. Swing by and take a look at these gorgeous oil paintings at JamesBestArt.com.

Meanwhile, in movie news…..

THE DUKES MOVIE TRAILER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!!!!

We hear there’s a trailer for Dukes of Hazzard at Yahoo! Movies. Check it out!

And then check out some comments from HNet members. Nobody holds back in this joint, lemme tell ya.  

In the Musical Notes and Nonsense department….

Also, for those of you who missed it the first time, they’re reissuing the Dukes of Hazzard album from the early 1980’s. It features Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Cathy Bach, Sorrell Booke, James Best, Johnny Cash, and Doug Kershaw.


Buy this at Amazon.com

Also given that Waylon’s original single release version of the DOH theme is used part of the back ground music for the trailer and the unwavering popularity of the DOH theme in general (heh!), we’ve noticed some folks asking about where they can get the theme song.

Well, if you want the one minute TV version of the theme song, your best bet is the paw through the “Soundtracks” or “Various Artists” or “Compliations” section of your favorite music store. The Dukes original TV theme can be found on “Television’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 6: Remote Control.” Along with the DOH theme there’s other great shows such as “The Fall Guy,” “Night Court,” CHiPs,” “Vega$,” “Knight Rider,” “MacGyver,” “BJ and the Bear,” “Hardcastle and McCormack” and bazillion other shows. The CD has a total of 65 theme songs from 70’s and 80’s tv shows.

Waylon Jennings’ single release (2 + minutes, the version you hear part of in the trailer) can be found on Rhino records “Tube Tunes Vol. 3: The 80’s” and also on “RCA Country Legends: Waylon Jennings“, which is an excellent two disc set featuring some of Waylon’s greatest hits.

And finally, in the pattin’-ourselves-on-the-back-department….

HAZZARDNET.COM GETS TOP BILLING IN YAHOO DIRECTORY FOR DOH WEBSITES!

Yahoo Directory

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How kewl is that? Khee!

Yes, we are humble enough to know that a pat on the back is about 18 inches from a kick in the pants.  But we know that HNet would not be as successful and as big as it is if it wasn’t for all of you out there that visit and contribute. So we want to THANK YOU!! for your patronage. =)

Miscellaneous Dukes of Hazzard news!

First of all…didja check out the CMT Music Awards last Monday? What a great show! And what a great sight to see the cast gathered to introduce one of the performers on the show (none other than a Dukes alum, Toby Keith).

CMT has some great pics posted at their website. Check them out!

Warner Brothers has unveiled the website for the Dukes movie.

http://dukesofhazzard.warnerbros.com/

Not much there at the moment, other than some buddy icons and wallpaper for your computer. (I’m partial to the Boss Hogg images mahself. ROFL)
Stop the presses and hold the phone. Jessica Simpson speaks about the movie…

http://www.blackfilm.com/20050408/features/dukesofhazard.shtml

Thanks to Wilson Morales at Blackfilm.com

Also WB is putting out abbreviated releases of the Dukes of Hazzard on DVD

http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3257

The Dukes of Hazzard – Television Favorites. This is kind of a “Best of” type release, but obviously WB is looking to tie in as much publicity as possible with the release of the movie later this summer. One of the DVD’s even features some behind the scenes footage from the new movie along with the packaging featuring Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott. (Thanks to the several fans who let us know of this.)

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