See the Sun Records: All About the Music Promo

At the heart of CMT’s new scripted series, Sun Records, is music, and we’re taking you behind-the-scenes. Welcome to the birth of Rock n Roll, where Blues, Church, and Hillbilly music all collide.


Sun Records

About Sun Records:

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.

Sun Records premieres Thursday, February 23rd at 10/9c on CMT.