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Sun Records

Sun Records

  • Premiered: 
    February 23, 2017
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  • Network: CMT
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the musical (Million Dollar Quartet) 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: historical

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Plot Synopsis

Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, SUN RECORDS tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock 'n' roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists' often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest. The series opens with Sam Phillips moving his family to Memphis to open a recording studio to look for his first hit musical act, but instead rekindles a steamy affair. Young Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash struggle at home. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical "Million Dollar Quartet," SUN RECORDS premiered on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on CMT, with a simulcast on Nickelodeon and TV Land.
Tonight (Thursday, March 23, 2017) at 9pm ET/PT, CMT premieres the "Rising Sun" episode of SUN RECORDS, with guest star Darius Rucker. Sam finds another hit with Johnny Bragg (guest star Darius Rucker) 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.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as: Million Dollar Quartet

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Thinkfactory Media


  • - Memphis, Tennessee USA