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Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

1st trailer aired last night on the season premiere of Nashville:




About Sun Records:
Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, Sun Records tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.

This sounds really interesting. I love music bios and they are showcasing a lot of really well known artists.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

Short trailer, but seems like CMM was playing same character from Agent Carter.

I wonder how much screen time the famous people will have.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

This premieres tonight on CMT

Don't know how much interest there is here for this, but I think seeing some iconic music legends portrayed in this show might be interesting.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

I'm going to record this and check it out..
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

For those who have no idea who Sam Phillips is and his significance, here's his Bio:

http://www.sunrecords.com/artists/sam-phillips


Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003), better known as Sam Phillips, was an American record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. He is most notably attributed with the discovery of Elvis Presley, and is associated with several other noteworthy rhythm and blues and rock and roll stars of the period.
He was a pretty significant person in the music industry and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He helped launch the career of Elvis and Johnny Cash.

I learned a little about Phillips when I took a history of Rock and Roll class while I was in college.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

I liked the first ep, really enjoy the subject matter
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

Anyone else watching this? Only one more episode left in this short first season. Started a little rocky but it's picking up. This is cast really well especially Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. I don't know how far they intend to go with this story. I imagine not long after Elvis moves on. Hope they can finish the story before cancellation.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

It has been really enjoyable, has it been renewed?
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

I've enjoyed the entire season. Seeing a young Elvis and Johnny Cash in a drama has been neat.

I knew most of the Sam Phillips' story before seeing Sun Records and still like what the show has done.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

http://deadline.com/2017/05/cmt-prog...re-1202081282/

CMT has decided to pass on a second season.

They said the ratings was good, but it was always designed to be a limited run.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
http://deadline.com/2017/05/cmt-prog...re-1202081282/

CMT has decided to pass on a second season.

They said the ratings was good, but it was always designed to be a limited run.
that sucks!

i've enjoyed the hell out of this one
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

Damn, another one of my shows prematurely bites the dust.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

Wow, I thought for sure this was designed for 2-3 seasons. Stinks.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

It was definitely designed to be an ongoing series. There were many important moments in the Sun records' story they hadn't gotten to yet.

I'm guessing what CMT meant was that the show was expensive by the standards of CMT, and the ratings didn't justify another season.

These second-tier networks like gambling on one or two scripted shows per year but these programs are quickly becoming the new mini-series format.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

I hate to hear this. I really liked the show. There are so much more of the Sun Records story to tell. It's a shame it won't be told.
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Re: Sun Records (CMT) -- S: Chad Michael Murray -- Sam Phillips bio series -- 2/23/17

I was hoping they would at least get to the famed million-dollar quartet recording session.

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