Blake Emmons

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Blake Emmons is a Canadian country music singer and entertainer. He hosted 1974 CTV series Funny Farm, the Canadian answer to Hee Haw.

Emmons also co-hosted the Nashville syndicated music show "The Country Place" with Jim Ed Brown for Show Biz Inc. in the 70's. In 1985, Emmons appeared on the American game show The Joker's Wild as a contestant. He later hosted the game show Chain Reaction on September 29, 1986, which aired on Global Television Network in Canada and on USA Network in the United States. Emmons chose not to continue as host after the first series of shows due to the fact the shows were produced in Montreal rather than California as originally agreed to. Emmons was replaced by Geoff Edwards. Emmons has appeared in many sit-com and popular TV series in the 80's such as Alice, Mary Tyler Moore, and TV Bloopers and Blunders for Dick Clark as well as hosting the "Playboy Shopping Show" on the Playboy Channel. Emmons appeared nationally on CBC Television's Countrytime in the early 1970s.[1] In the mid-seventies Emmons hosted the ACT Telethon in Edmonton in support of Camp HE-HO-HA for disabled children. He also was instrumental in creating and hosted the Telemiracle telethon in Saskatchewan for several years beginning in 1977, and remained involved for some time afterwards. Emmons played the male lead "Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd" in the Broadway production "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in New York as well as the New York Theatrical Production road tour for one year.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single CAN Country
1969 "You're My Woman" 19
1971 "Deadest Man Living" 41
1976 "Let Me Do Something Lord" 9
"Sunchild" 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allan, Blaine. "Countrytime". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Queen's University. 

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Preceded by
Bill Cullen in 1980
Chain Reaction Host
1986
Succeeded by
Geoff Edwards