Country's Original Brother Act –
Arkansas-born Brothers Doyle and Teddy Wilburn – A successful Country Music act since the early 50s – Signed on with Nashville Production Company Show Biz, Inc. in 1963, and quickly became a hit. With the Brothers' easy-going, informal, 'down home' manner, this syndicated Country Music Variety series soon became a regular in many homes, during the 60s and early 70s.
Catering mostly to a more mature audience, the Brothers' Guest-Appearance list, over the 11-year run of the show, included many Nashville Legends, soon-to-be Legends, and many not-so-well-known Musicians and Singers who never really hit the Nashville mainstream, but who were highly talented Performers, nonetheless. Such Country greats as Webb Pierce, Bill Monroe, and Jimmy Martin appeared, from time to time, as well as such upstarts as George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Bobby Bare, and Del Reeves. There were even some appearances by some future Country superstars such as Waylon Jennings, Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams, and Crystal Gayle.
Like their TV counterpart – Porter Wagoner – The Wilburns also featured a 'Girl Singer'. Loretta Lynn – Whose career The Brothers had been instrumental in launching – Appeared weekly, on the show until the early 70s. Lynn wasn't nearly as flashy as Wagoner's protégé, Dolly Parton, but won the hearts of many with her laid-back manner, and unique voice. Also a regular, for the first half-or-so of the run of the series was Mountain/Bluegrass Performer and Country Humorist Harold Morrison.
The Brothers bid farewell to TV, in the spring of 1974, but continued to record, and perform on tour. Older Brother Doyle passed away in 1982, and Teddy soloed until his death in 2003. But their legacy lives on, in the form of this enjoyable program, which is, to this day, quite a pleasant walk down 'Memory Lane'.moreless