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CMT to Release TV Show Portraying Johnny Cash and Other Artists

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The Million Dollar Quartet

While serving as a municipal administrator for more than 15 years, David Frasher leverages his experience in the public service sector to serve as the City Manager of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Also a music fan, David Frasher especially enjoys the music of the legendary Johnny Cash.

CMT and Thinkfactory Media teamed up to produce a scripted TV show featuring the 1956 jam session of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. It is set to be released as an eight-episode drama series with a working title of “Million Dollar Quartet.”

Viacom Network held casting calls and callbacks last February 13 and 14 at the Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School. The network decided to cast Kevin Fonteyne as a 24-year old Cash, Drake Milligan as a 21-year old Presley, and Christian Lees as a 21-year old Lewis.

The Million Dollar Quartet is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. It is a remake of the monumental congregation of these musical geniuses at the Sam Phillips’ Sun Records amidst the Civil Rights Movement in 1956. The scripted drama is set to debut in November, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the recordings.

Tommy Emmanuel Inspires Global Audiences with Distinctive Approach

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Tommy Emmanuel

Experienced public administrator David Frasher is the City Manager of Hot Springs, Arkansas, in which role he oversees the city’s hiring, departments, and funding. In his leisure time, David Frasher enjoys listening to acoustic guitar music and names Tommy Emmanuel as one of his favorite acoustic guitarists.

Tommy Emmanuel, an Australian musician, has won Australia’s Best Guitarist award four times. His fingerstyle guitar music integrates a variety of genres with jazz improvisation, ranging from rock to blues, classical, country, Spanish, and more.

Emmanuel won two ARIA awards during his time as a songwriter and sideman, and in 1988 he began his solo career. After a short sabbatical in 2007 due to health issues, he immediately started recording new music. His innovative approach to combining acoustic and electric guitars has earned him fame around the world.

Emmanuel, who only sightreads music, insists that the feeling of the music is his inspiration; if his music makes him feel inspired, then he knows that it will inspire his fans. This humanistic, carefree approach to music is likely what makes him appealing to his worldwide audience; while many musicians edit out the finger noise in their albums, he leaves these imperfections in as his signature.