TV Show: Sun Records

Sun Records is the second tv show focussed on Elvis Presley.

It ran for a single season, like Good Rocking Tonight/Elvis did in the 1990s

Unlike that show, it departed from history and reality, undermining the social message.

Episode Title Plot Air Date
1 706 Union Sam Phillips moves his family to Memphis to open a recording studio in hopes of finding new talent as a young Elvis and Johnny Cash try and find their place in the world. 23 Feb. 2017
2 Outta the Groove 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. We meet cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. 2 March, 2017
3 Record Man Blues Sam can’t find the follow-up hit to Ike Turner’s “Rocket 88.” Colonel Tom Parker’s conniving ways are exposed. Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart have their eye on the same girl.
9 Mar. 2017
4 Never Better Sam’s worsening anxiety attacks lead to a radical new medical procedure. Elvis tries to win Trixie back. Overseas, Johnny Cash makes a decision that will affect his girlfriend back home. 16 March, 2017
5 Rising Sun Sam finds another hit with Johnny Bragg and The Prisonaires. Becky makes a surprising announcement. Elvis enlists Sam to help him record a song for his mother. Johnny takes his relationship with Vivian to the next phase. 23 Mar. 2017
6 Who They Were Meant to Be Sam and Marion take Elvis on the road to promote “Blue Moon,”. Colonel Tom Parker pays a heavy price for his gambling, while Jerry Lee tries to stay on the straight and narrow in his new married life. 30 Mar. 2017
7 No Favors Here Elvis gets his first taste of fame. Col. Parker scams his way out of his debts and sets his sights on Elvis. Johnny returns from oversea to start his life with his wife, Vivian. 6 Apr. 2016
8 Finishing School Col. Parker presses to take over Elvis’s career but Sam is reluctant to let go. Jerry Lee’s philandering finally catches up with him. Johnny starts his own band. 13 Apr. 2017


Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray
 Sam Phillips (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Margaret Anne Florence Margaret Anne Florence
 Marion Keisker (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Keir O'Donnell Keir O’Donnell
 Dewey Philips / … (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Drake Milligan Drake Milligan
 Elvis Presley (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Kevin Fonteyne Kevin Fonteyne
 Johnny Cash (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Christian Lees Christian Lees
 Jerry Lee Lewis (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Billy Gardell Billy Gardell
 Colonel Tom Parker (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Ann Mahoney Ann Mahoney
 Gladys Presley (7 episodes, 2016-2017)
Joe Chrest Joe Chrest
 Vernon Presley (7 episodes, 2016-2017)



Sun Records (TV Series 2017– ) – IMDb

‘Sun Records’ Review: Chad Michael Murray Stars in CMT Show

‘Sun Records’ Off To Strong Ratings Start On CMT

Will ‘Sun Records’ Return For Season 2?


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