Jim Owen, Gary Myers, Urban Cowboy Band, Tony Carson, Brittney Selvidge guest star on Gene Williams Country Television Show - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

December 16, 2002

Jim Owen, Gary Myers, Urban Cowboy Band, Tony Carson, Brittney Selvidge guest star on Gene Williams Country Television Show

A slate of country greats and rising stars, Jim Owen, Gary Myers, the Urban Cowboy Band, Tony Carson and Brittney Selvidge joined Gene Williams and co-host Katie Lynn in recent tapings of the “Gene Williams Country Show,” the only weekly television show taped live in Branson about Branson.
    Air dates for the Lucas Oil sponsored “Gene Williams Country Show” are as follows.
    Owen - Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 a.m. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Dallas, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.
     “Most know Jim Owen as the man who wrote ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man’ recorded by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, but Jim has also worked in film and radio and written songs recorded by some of country music's greatest legends such as Mel Tillis, Jim Ed Brown, Crystal Gayle, Jerry Reed, Roy Clark, Moe Bandy. He also has his morning show in Branson,” said Gene.
    Myers and the Urban Cowboy Band - Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson, Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 a.m. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Dallas, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.
    “Gary Myers is a Branson favorite. He came on the show as the spokesman for the Urban Cowboy Band, Mickey Gilley’s band. Gary is the emcee for the ‘Mickey Gilley Show’ as well as the lead guitarist for the band,” said Lynn, who performs with Gilley and Owen.
    Carson - Sunday, Dec. 29 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at 6 a.m.on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Dallas, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.
    “Tony Carson from Hardy, Ark. is a lifelong friend of mine. As a popular solo artist, he has released his own CDs. He is also the bandleader in the ‘Jim Owen Show’ which next season will be at the Starlite Theatre and the bandleader with the Grand Ladies of Country Music formerly at 76 Music Hall and now Us Girls at the Jim Stafford Theatre,” said Williams.
    Selvidge - Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson, Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6 a.m. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Dallas, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.
    “Brittney Selvidge from Hot Springs, Ark., is a rising star in Branson and performs in ‘Raising America’ at the Majestic Theatre. At just 15, she already has recorded her own CD, said Lynn.
     “Our Dec. 22/28 show is unusual in that our guest star, Ed McMahon, was not able to make our taping due to the winter weather and flight changes. Katie Lynn and I take advantage of that and use the time to fill our fans in on the changes coming to Branson in 2003. Ed was so disappointed that he missed the show, that he taped a special message which will be seen in a future program,” said Williams.
     “As an inductee to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Gene is credited with having the largest syndicated country music television show not affiliated with Nashville. With this show, he is taking the live entertainment capital to the television audience," said Lynn, an award winning vocalist who has performed with many country music greats.
     In addition to interviews and performances by Lynn and the guest stars, the “Gene Williams Country Show” features videos from the biggest, hottest names in country music such as Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill and more.
    Williams continues to research more markets for his Branson television show and is negotiating with a major network which will air the “Gene Williams Country Television Show” nationwide. All shows air a week later on WB 58 in Nashville, Tenn., the most recently added affiliate.

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