Sun Records

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Air Dates

Feb 23, 2017 - Present

Network

CMT

Genre

Drama

Cast

Elvis - Drake MilliganEddy - Trevor DonovanJohnny - Kevin FonteyneJerry - Christian LeesCarl - Dustin IngramTom - Billy GardellJimmy - Jonah LeesSam - Chad Michael MurrayBecky - Jennifer HollandMarion - Margaret Anne FlorenceIke - Kerry HollidayGladys - Ann Mahoney

A drama following the birth of rock 'n roll during the civil rights movement.


Set in Memphis, Tennessee during the volatile early days of the civil rights movement, young musicians like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are guided by Sam Phillips as they combine country music with 1950s rhythm and blues to create a sound that forever changed the course of music.

As a result of this new sound, these young artists experienced a jarring and sudden rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.

Comments (10)

john
11/13/17 at 02:29pm

First of all, Blue Moon of Kentucky was the "B" side of the Sun 78 (see attached info) and the "A" side was That's All Right. They started promoting the "B" side before the "A" side

https://www.discogs.com/Elvis-Presley-Thats-All-Right-Blue-Moon-Of-Kentucky/release/4000487
James
08/24/17 at 10:34pm

The show was good. But there were lots of errors. One of the biggest was portraying Elvis first recording as Blue Moon Kentucky. Anyone and everyone that knows anything about Elvis knows "That's Alright Momma" was his first recording. (Not the one he made for his momma, which was "My Happiness")
Bob
05/22/17 at 06:48am

I think this show is great. There is some quirkiness but most of the actors do a great job. It does show how bad Col. Parker was. Do wish we could hear more of the music that I grew up with.
Rick Dack
05/21/17 at 05:42pm

Too slow in presenting content. The actress playing Marion is not frumpy enough. Look at the pics online. Actor playing Jerry Lee Lewis is too short. Chad Michael Murray is great. Looks like a young Glen Campbell.
fred underwood
05/16/17 at 04:57pm

this was my most favorite show on t.v. only reason I was on cmt, this is who I grew up with hope the show returns for another season.
David S Frederick
05/13/17 at 07:08am

Ive been reading probably cancelled. CMT claims it was only set for a limited run. They never got around to starting Cash, Jerry Lee. If it were only a limited run why wasnt set for tv movie.
Ray VanEman
05/02/17 at 12:09pm

When will or not return ?
Brenda Tillman
04/29/17 at 08:32am

This is a wonderful look at an important time in the evolution of music in America. Acting is terrific. Humor supplied by Jerry Lee Lewis and cousin Jimmy spot on. The rise of Elvis and rock and roll has really captured the attention of my 18 year old grandson. He is listening to the music now. We are spending time together watching the show. This show will catch on with the younger generation who missed these wonderful music legends. Please renew and invest in
educating kids who didn't live through this wonderful time in America.
John Trichinotis
04/14/17 at 07:35pm

This show is excellent, factual and very entertaining. CMT has nailed this show right to a "T". The actors are right on.
Mike
04/13/17 at 08:36pm

I can barely tolerate the fake southern accent that the actor uses who plays Sam Phillips. I never heard the real Sam Phillips speak, but it couldn't have been this horrendous.

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