The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has partnered with two production companies, LSL Productions and Tremelo Productions, to make available for commercial release video and audio programming from the museum’s vast archives.
LSL, in partnership with Tremelo, has been named the exclusive representative for broadcast and home entertainment rights of material from the museum’s library and archive, which includes long-unseen performances by Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Roy Clark, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Charley Pride, Roy Rogers, Conway Twitty, Hank Williams Jr. and dozens of others.
The archive also includes programs such as the Johnny Cash Christmas shows, 64 episodes of “Town Hall Party” and 75 episodes of “Ozark Jubilee.”
In a statement, LSL partner David Leaf expressed enthusiasm for “the prospect of connecting this legendary music with 21st century media including DVD, video-on-demand, streaming, podcasting and whatever other media country fans old and new use to acquire the content.”
LSL Productions specilizes in music and documentary programming. Dozens of its productions have been telecast on Showtime, A&E, PBS, Bravo, Disney Channel and others. Most recently, LSL produced “Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of SMiLE,” which premiered on Showtime. The company is currently in production on the theatrical documentary “Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin’ Bout Him)?”
Tremolo Productions is a documentary production company best known for the Emmy-winning show about Hank Williams, “Hony Tonk Blues,” which aired as part of PBS’s “American Masters” series, and the 2003 film “Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied.” The company recently completed a film about producer “Cowboy” Jack Clement titled “Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan” and is currently working on the film “Honky Tonk Angels,” about the role of women in country music, for A&E.