50 Years of Country Music (1978)

Not Rated | | Musical | TV Movie 22 January 1978
A three-hour program chronicling the history of country music up to 1978, hosted by Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, and Roy Clark and featuring performances by many iconic and contemporary ... See full summary »

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Walter C. Miller
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Roy Acuff ... Self
Chet Atkins ... Self
Gene Autry ... Self (archive footage)
Bob Wills' Original Texas Playboys Bob Wills' Original Texas Playboys ... Themselves
Glen Campbell ... Self - Host
June Carter Cash ... Self
The Carter Family ... Themselves
Anita Carter Anita Carter ... Self
Carlene Carter ... Self
Helen Carter Helen Carter ... Self
Johnny Cash ... Self
Ray Charles ... Self
Roy Clark ... Self - Host
Stoney Mountain Cloggers Stoney Mountain Cloggers ... Themselves
Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass ... Self
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A three-hour program chronicling the history of country music up to 1978, hosted by Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, and Roy Clark and featuring performances by many iconic and contemporary stars of the genre, including Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Bill Monroe, Ernest Tubb, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and Johnny Cash. Written by HarlowMGM

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Musical

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Not Rated
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The Cowgirl and the Dandy
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Dolly Parton
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Fantastic Country Music special of Legends with Lotsa of Dolly!
29 September 2020 | by HarlowMGMSee all my reviews

This NBC television special from January 1978 ran a whopping three hours (unheard of for a country music tv program at the time) and featured dozens of legendary performers from throughout the genre's history, from pioneering superstars Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, and Bill Monroe, to the biggest stars of 1978 including Dolly Parton, newly famous to the mass public outside of country music fans at the time thanks to her million selling hit "Here You Come Again". Dolly, Glen Campbell, and Roy Clark each host an hour of the show and get to perform the most songs (Dolly gets two full songs alone plus "Mule Skinner Blues" with Bill Monroe, and also sings two melodies of tunes, one of several of her greatest hits, and another of Hank Williams songs with Clark and Campbell. (Incredibly, Loretta Lynn appears only to sing a medley of Patsy Cline hits, none of her own while Tammy Wynette is limited to one number. Good thing these gals were friends!) This program has been released on DVD retitled "Country's Greatest Stars Live Vol. 1" (there was a sequel to this program later that year that has been released as volume 2).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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Country's Greatest Stars Live See more »

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