The world is mourning the loss of “The Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson, who just passed away at age 82. While we love those classic moments with the Brady clan, we at Rare Country want to remind you Florence also had a pretty big role in the country music world.
After “The Brady Bunch” stopped production, Florence had a second career as the host of “Country Cookin'” on The Nashville Network cable channel in the ’80s. As the long-time pitch woman for Wesson Oil, it was a natural move for Florence.
It’s this clip of Florence in the kitchen with Glen Campbell that really stopped us in our tracks. After cooking up a batch of Glen’s chili recipe, Glen and Florence took to the microphones to perform his 1977 hit, “Southern Nights.”
Long after her cooking show went off the air, Florence maintained her connection to Nashville and her pals in the country music industry. Just last year, Florence stopped by to visit with Charlie Daniels at the Grand Ole Opry.
Rest in peace, Florence Henderson. We’ll go fry up some chicken with Wesson oil tonight in your honor.