Pop Goes The Country Guest Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash 1975. Pop! Goes the Country is a weekly half-hour syndicated variety country music television series that originally aired from September 7, 1974 through January 1, 1982 for a total of 234 episodes. Originally hosted by Ralph Emery, the series was recorded at the Grand Ole Opry and featured comedy sketches, performances by and interviews with country music singers, both established celebrities and up and coming singers and musicians. In 1980, Tom T. Hall replaced Emery as the host. In the final year of the series, comedian Jim Varney became a member of the show, and the show moved from the Opry House to Opryland USA’s Gaslight Theater. It is also considered as a spin-off of The Porter Wagoner Show. The Statler Brothers sang the show’s original theme song.
The series’ title referenced the influence pop music was having on country music in the works of the era’s country music performers such as Barbara Mandrell, Lynn Anderson, Dolly Parton, and Anne Murray, all of whom appeared as guests on the program, although performers with more traditional styles such as Loretta Lynn and Mel Tillis were also featured during the show’s run.
Pop Goes The Country Guest Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash 1975
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Five – “Folsom Prison Blues.”
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Five – “Hey Porter.”
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Five – “There You Go.”
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash – “Jackson.”
Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Anita Carter, and the Tennessee Five – “Church in the Wildwood.”
June Carter Cash – “You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley By Yourself.”
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash – “If I Were a Carpenter.”
The Tennessee Five – “706 Union Avenue” instrumental.
08Nov1975 WTCG-17 Atlanta (Saturday 10:00pm)
13Dec1975 KSTW-11 Seattle, WA (Saturday 8:30pm)
04May1976 WHCT-18 Hartford (Tuesday 7:00pm)
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