Country and pop are featured on the next broadcasts of the national Telly Award winning "Gene Williams Country Show" with artists Charlie Louvin, Jack Greene, The World Famous Platters and Branson celebrity "Neil Diamond" from the Legends Family Theatre.
Air dates for the Lucas Oil sponsored "Gene Williams Country Music Television Show" with Greene and Tom Bongiorno as Diamond are Sunday, April 6 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson; Saturday, April 12 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 19 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight.
Air dates for the show with Louvin and The World Famous Platters are Sunday, April 13 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 Springfield/Branson; Saturday, April 19 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 26 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight.
The two Nashville artists are last of a series of interviews Williams and his co-host Katie Lynn did in Nashville recently. Charlie Louvin, a personal friend of Williams, is an important member of country and keeps the flame of real country music burning every Friday and Saturday night on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, of which he has been a member since 1955. Through live performances and studio recordings Charlie keeps demonstrating why he has been such a large influence on so many of today's performers.
Referred to as "the Garth Brooks of his era" by the Associated Press, Jack Greene’s smooth, clear, and dynamic voice brought him his first number one record in 1966 - "There Goes My Everything" Country Music Association awards for "Single of the Year," "Album of the Year," "Male Vocalist of the Year" and Song of the Year for "There Goes My Everything" in 1967. Since then he has received several awards and award nominations, including several for Grammy awards.
The World Famous Platters in Branson continue their romantic tradition at the ShowTown Theater in Branson with 3 and 8 p.m. performances.
"The Platters are always welcome guests on my show," said Williams, whose show consists of celebrity interviews, 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.