CMT’s new TV show Sun Records stars Chad Michael Murray as the legendary Sam Phillips. During the civil rights movement, Memphis fostered the rise of rock n’ roll, led by Sam Phillips and his Sun Records recording studio. Phillips guided stars like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis into success from the start of their careers. Get to know more about the show, what time it airs and more below.
PREMIERE DATE: February 23, 2017
PREMIERE TIME: 10:02 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
REGULAR TIME SLOT: Thursdays, 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: CMT Network
Chad Michael Murray as Sam Phillips
Jennifer Holland as Becky Phillips
Drake Milligan as Elvis Presley
Trevor Donovan as Eddy Arnold
Kevin Fontaine as Johnny Cash
Christian Lees as Jerry Lee Lewis
Billy Gardell as Colonel Tom Parker
Jonah Lees as Jimmy Swaggart
Margaret Anne Florence as Marion Keisker
Kerry Holliday as Ike Turner
Justin Estabrook as Ticket Taker
Ann Mahoney as Gladys Presley
PREMIERE EPISODE SYNOPSIS: The title of episode 1 is “706 Union Part 1” and the synopsis reads: Sam Phillips moves his family to Memphis to open a recording studio, but instead rekindles a steamy affair; young Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash struggle at home.
EPISODE 2 SYNOPSIS: Episode 2 is titled “Outta the Groove” and the synopsis states: Sam records B.B. King, but his new label struggles; Elvis is inspired by African-American music, but is chastised by his family and girlfriend for crossing racial lines; cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart hit the scene.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The show is based on the musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”