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March 18, 2003

Bill Anderson, Jimmy C. Newman guest artists on on Gene Williams television show

Country artist Bill Anderson and Jimmy C. Newman and Branson celebrities "Elvis" and ":Elton John" from the Legends Family Theatre are the next guests 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 Music Television Show" with Anderson and Toni Roi as Elvis are Sunday, March 23 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson; Saturday, March 29 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, April 5 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight.

Air dates for the show with Newman and Jeffrey Allen as Elton John are Sunday, March 30 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson; Saturday, April 5 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, April 12 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight.

"The two Nashville artists are part of a series of interviews my co-host Katie Lynn and I did in Nashville recently," said Williams. Bill has been capturing the attention of millions of country music fans around the world and become one of the most popular and most enduring entertainers of our time. He is one of the most awarded songwriters in the history of country music, a million selling recording artist many times over, television game show host, network soap opera star, spokesman for a nationwide restaurant chain, and a total on-stage performer.

"Jimmy and his band, Cajun Country, in addition to their Grand Ole Opry appearances, tour Europe at least once a year and play many concerts in the USA and Canada. They have appeared on numerous TV shows and in a CBS Sunday Night Movie. His awards include a 1991 Grammy Nomination for the album "Alligator Man" and a 1992 award from the Cajun French Music Association of South Louisiana for promoting Cajun music worldwide."

The "Gene Williams Show" consists of celebrity interviews, Katie Lynn in her own videos and videos from the biggest, hottest names in country music such as Shania Twain, Trace Adkins, 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, Johnny Carver, Tommy Cash, Claude King, Ronnie Session, Charlie Louvin, Jack Greene and Little Jimmy Dickens and the late Bill Carlisle, a close friend. who died on March 17 in Nashville.

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