Junior Brown Modeling New Show After 1960s Country Music Programs
Brody Vercher | April 4th, 2008
Word has it that guit-steel inventor Junior Brown shot three pilot episodes for the Junior Brown Show last Tuesday. Negotiations with possible outlets are just beginning, but the show is modeled after country music programs from the 1960s like The Porter Wagoner Show. “Along with selections from Brown’s catalog, each episode also spotlights a different special guest, thus far including the Quebe Sisters Band, Johnny Gimble, and gospel singer Mike Farris, whom Brown has dubbed ‘the Wheel.'”
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