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|CMT'S YOUNG ELVIS SHOW GETS NEW NAME AND AIR DATE
December 14, 2016 - Fox News 6 / Elvis Express Radio-
CMT has slotted a 10 PM Thursday, February 23, premiere for its eight-part limited series based on the musical Million Dollar Quartet and given it a new title. Sun Records will be
paired with Nashville to complete the network’s Thursday night lineup.
Inspired by the Tony-winning musical, Sun Records tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Produced by Leslie Greif and directed by Roland Joffé, the
series is a coming-of-age story set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement and tells the true story of young musicians Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley,
Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, who combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound and changed the course of music forever.
The cast includes Chad Michael Murray, Billy Gardell, Drake Milligan, Kevin Fonteyne, Christian Lees, Jonah Lees, Trevor Donovan, Keir O’Donnell, Jennifer Holland, Margaret
Anne Florence and Kerry Holliday.
Plot Summary - A recreation from one of the world's greatest jam sessions. On December 4th, 1956 Carl Perkins' career was flying high from his hit "Blue Suede Shoes." New to the
scene, Jerry Lee Lewis is brought in to work on a new song with Perkins. Then, low and behold, super star Elvis Presley and country music legend Johnny Cash stop by the studio
for a visit. The songs they sang on that epic day became the concept for Million Dollar Quartet, a fun, inventive retelling of their impromptu recording session.
Sun Records is produced by Thinkfactory Media with Greif as executive producer and Gil Grant as executive producer and showrunner. Barry Berg is co-executive producer, and
Herb Nanas and Colin Escott are producers. Jayson Dinsmore and Julia Silverton executive produce for CMT.