The President, Eddie Murphy John Daly and Mickey Gilley are among those included in a tribute to Johnny Lee, as Lee joins Gene Williams on the “Gene Williams Country Music Television Show.” The show will be telecast Sept. 19 and 20.
The tribute will include a video covering Lee’s country music career produced by Williams. Williams said the video honors the career of this amazing man and including Lee’s “Lookin’ for Love” and “Urban Cowboy” to his television appearances, performances on the Grand Ole Opry, induction into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and an accolade from President Bush.
The Gene Williams TV Show is taped live in the NBC affiliate KY3 Studios in Springfield, MO and features the shows and stars from Branson and country music. The next taping is Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at the studios, 999 W. Sunshine, and a studio audience will be welcome. Guests will be the Liverpool Legends, Melody Clemmons and the Keatings.
The show is co-hosted by Katie Lynn who has received the Branson Entertainment Awards Best Support Vocalist twice for her work in the "Mickey Gilley Show." She has worked with Gilley for more than eight years and also worked with Jim Owen for seven years. She is finishing her fifth CD release titled Me and Jesus Laughing. In addition to her singing career, she is a real estate agent.
Williams began his country music television show in Arkansas almost 50 years ago and for the past eight years taped the show in Branson live before a studio audience. Guests have included the late Ed McMahon, Mickey Gilley, the Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, Johnny Lee, Barbara Fairchild, Sons of the Pioneers, the Osmonds, Johnny Cash’s band The Tennessee Three, the Blackwood Brothers, Helen Cornelius, Leona Williams, Charlie Louvin, Mary Lou Turner, Cal Smith, Stonewall Jackson, Norma Jean, "Diamond" Dave Somerville, Little Jimmy Dickens, the late Porter Wagoner, Jim Owen, Buck Trent and Wanda Jackson.
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