Nashville 99 (TV series)
|Created by||Ernie Frankel|
|Opening theme||"Nashville 99" performed by Jerry Reed|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||60 minutes|
20th Century Fox Television
|Original release||April 1 – April 22, 1977|
Nashville 99 is an American crime drama series that aired for 4 episodes on CBS from April 1 to April 22, 1977. The series starred Claude Akins as Det. Lt. Stonewall Huff (badge number 99) and Jerry Reed as Det. Trace Mayne. Supporting cast members included Lucille Benson as Birdie Huff, Charley Pride as R.B., and Dianne Sherrill as Rollie.
"Stoney" Huff – a farmer running a 200-acre spread outside Nashville – is portrayed as a tough, old school cop who plays fair, regardless of the stature of the criminal, and fights crime his own way. Mayne, however, is seen as a redneck officer who, in an attempt at country music stardom, pitches his songs to the myriad celebrity entertainers he encounters.
Episodes of Nashville 99 were directed by Lawrence Dobkin, Don McDougall, and George Sherman, and written by Ron Bishop and Jimmy Sangster. The series was produced by Frankel Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television (with Ernie Frankel serving as Executive Producer), and featured a theme song performed and co-written by Reed. One month later, Reed co-starred with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit.
- Claude Akins as Det. Lt. Stonewall Huff
- Jerry Reed as Det. Trace Mayne
- Lucille Benson as Birdie Huff
- Charley Pride as R.B.
|1||"Sing Me a Song to Die By"||April 1, 1977|
|2||"Joldy"||April 8, 1977|
|3||"The Fallen Idol"||April 15, 1977|
|4||"Jolene"||April 22, 1977|
"Nashville 99" lyrics
He's a man and he's proud and he's all Tennessee
He was raised to believe we're all equal and free
Like the Crocketts, like the Jacksons, like the stories that you've heard
He's a man, a man of his word
And the road he's chosen to follow
Brings him to this place and time
Now he wears the badge
From those mountains and those valleys and those lazy country days
To the busy streets of Nashville and those hectic city ways
That's the life of a man who's just one of a kind
He's the man behind the badge
Availability and Syndication
All episodes have not been seen since their initial run. Episode prints of the show do belong in some private collections.
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