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March 8, 2003

Jim Ed Brown, Charlie Walker and more guest star

Country greats Jim Ed Brown and Charlie Walker and Branson celebrities the "Blues Brothers" from the Legends Family Theatre are among the next guest stars on the national Telly Award winning "Gene Williams Country Show," featuring Gene Williams with co-host Katie Lynn.

Air dates for the Lucas Oil sponsored "Gene Williams Country Show" with Walker and the Blues Brothers are Sunday, March 9 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson; Saturday, March 15 at 6 a.m. in Little Rock/Fort Smith and Shreveport, La. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Dallas, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.; and Saturday, March 22 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight.

Air dates for Brown’s show which also features a collection of unique guitars owned by J.R. Rogers of Walnut Ridge, Ark., are Sunday, March 16 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson; Saturday, March 22 at 6 a.m. in Little Rock/Fort Smith and Shreveport, La. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Dallas, Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.; and Saturday, March 29 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight.

"Charlie and Jim Ed are part of the series of Nashville interviews Katie Lynn and I did recently," said Williams.

Charlie Walker’s song "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down" established him as a major artist and between 1960 and 1974 he achieved 23 more country hits including two Top 10s. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1967 although he was a guest as early as 1954 and still makes appearances," said Williams.

Born in Sparkman, Ark., Jim Ed Brown has released 45 albums 21 of which were recorded with sisters Maxine and Bonnie as The Browns, six with Helen Cornelius and 18 as a solo artist. A Grammy Award nominee and a Country Music Association award winner, Jim Ed is also a member of the Grand Ole.

"J.R. Rogers is a professional entertainer in his own right and has been featured in videos on my show. This time he brought his collection of unusual guitars to share with our viewers," said Williams. "J.R. is a sponsor of the ‘Gene Williams Show’ and in our weekly on air drawings gives away a guitar from his All Star Music Stores in Jonesboro, Walnut Ridge and Batesville, Ark., and Poplar Bluff, Mo."

The "Gene Williams Show" is comprised of celebrity interviews, Lynn featured in her own videos and videos from the biggest, hottest names in country music such as Shania Twain, Trace Adkins, Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill and more. Sarah Zapp, a popular news anchor from Little Rock, recently joined the show with a report on Nashville.

"Gene has worked with such great artists as Johnny Cash, the Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, the Carter Family, Charlie Walker, Del Reeves, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Bill Carlisle, Johnny Carver, Tommy Cash, Claude King, Ronnie Session, Charlie Louvin, Jack Greene and Little Jimmy Dickens. An inductee to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Gene grew up listening to country music and pursued his dream of being in the country music business," said Lynn, an award winning vocalist who has held the Branson Entertainment Awards Best Support Vocalist for the past three years for her work in the "Mickey Gilley Show."

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