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October 15, 2003 press release

Mickey Gilley Guests on Gene Williams Show

Jimmy Doyle and Patsy Gail also join Gene

Mickey Gilley returns to the Gene Williams Country Television Show, this time in the guest’s seat for the next broadcast of the only weekly television show taped in Branson about Branson.

"My good friend Mickey Gilley tells us about his new projects including Gilley’s in Dallas," said Gene Williams, whose show is sponsored by Lucas Oil Products. "It’s because of Gilley that country music joined the mainstream." The Gene Williams Country Television Show is currently seen in 11 markets with three more markets being added soon.

Mickey has had 17 number-one hits including Room Full of Roses, I Overlooked an Orchid, City Lights, Stand By Me and A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight). The film Urban Cowboy -- which was based on Gilley's Club and featured a cameo by Mickey, as well as several of his songs -- brought him to national attention, which resulted in a string of six straight number one singles.

"In the early '90s, he became one of the first country stars to open a permanent theater in Branson, Mo. and now he is opening the club Gilley’s in Dallas," Gene said.

"Mickey is followed by club owners and singers Jimmy Doyle and Patsy Gail who have Jimmy Doyle’s in North Little Rock. Jimmy Doyle and Patsy Gail both are fun guests for my show. Their videos showcase Jimmy’s talent as a song writer."

Mickey’s show will be broadcast on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 p.m. on WB 31 in the Springfield/Branson/Harrison markets; Saturday, Oct. 25 at 6 a.m. in Little Rock/Fort Smith and Shreveport, La. on Channel 4 KARK/NBC and Jonesboro, Ark., Dallas, Texas and Memphis, Tenn. on Channel 8 KAIT/ABC at 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 1 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight and Fox at 11:30 p.m.

(Programming Correction: This show will air on KAIT on Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 pm)

The show with Jimmy Doyle and Patsy Gail will air on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 p.m. in Springfield/Branson/Harrison markets; Saturday, Nov. 1 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, Nov. 8 on WB 58 Nashville at midnight and Fox at 11:30 p.m.

(Programming Correction: This show will air on KAIT on Sunday, November 2 at 12:30 pm)

Williams is an inductee to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and has worked with greats like Johnny Cash, the Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Carter Family, Charlie Walker, Del Reeves, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Bill Carlisle, Johnny Carver, Tommy Cash, Claude King, Ronnie Session, Little Jimmy Dickens and more. He is credited with blazing many trails for country music television.

The Gene Williams Television Show is a recipient of a Telly Award, cable television’s equivalent to an Emmy. The show includes celebrity interviews and videos from the biggest, hottest names in country music such as Shania Twain, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill and more. Williams is planning a one hour Christmas special which will feature Mickey Gilley and a Christmas greeting from the Oak Ridge Boys among other celebrities.

Williams’ co-host is Katie 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.

For more information check out the web site at genewilliamscountry.com.

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