CMT’s Sun Records: New Videos


With less than one week left before Sun Records starts its 10 episode run on CMT, the network has released two more promo videos: a new trailer, and an All About the Style video to add to their behind the scenes collection. The first episode of Sun Records will airs on Thursday, February 23rd, at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM ET, right after Nashville. I’ll update this post if any more videos are released before the premiere.

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Sun Records on CMT: New Extended Preview and Behind the Scenes Videos

Sun Records, CMT’s new 10 episode series on the beginning of Rock and Roll, starts in a little under two weeks, on February 23rd. The series follows music pioneers Sam Phillips, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, and more from the Memphis music scene of the 1950s. Episodes will air weekly after Nashville at 10:00 ET/9:00 CT.

Under the cut, we’ve collected CMT’s recently released promo videos: Extended Preview, Meet the Characters, All About the Music, The Story featuring Chad Michael Murray, Roland Joffe: Director Profile, and Filming in Memphis.

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CMT’s Sun Records, Chronicling the Birth of Rock and Roll, Releases Teaser Trailer (VIDEO)


CMT Will Pair Sun Records with Nashville Thursday Nights

Sun Records is based on the 2010 Broadway show Million Dollar Quartet, a jukebox musical which portrays a recording session that took place on December 4, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. Early rock and roll stars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash,  Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gather at Sun Records, the recording studio of Sam Phillips, the man who discovered them all.

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 such as 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.

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