By the mid-1950s, the novelty medium of television was the obvious tool for product marketers to reach a wider audience than ever before. All kinds of advertisers were keen to sponsor shows to promote their wares to the vast new audiences. The Chattanooga Medicine Company had been keeping southerners regular with Black Draught laxative and women's troubles forgotten with the 20% alcohol formula of Wine of Cardui for many years. However they saw an opportunity to increase their sales through television using the down-home appeal of country music. Red Foley's Ozark Jubliee was already successfully broadcasting, and Tex Ritter's Ranch Party had had a successful run, and there was ample room on the airwaves for yet another showcase of country music talent, and so auditions were held for the new Chattanooga Medicine Co. vehicle. One of the hopefuls was Porter Wagoner - others included Webb Pierce, Carl Smith and the Wilburn Brothers, who eventually got their own show.
Songs include: Bobby Bare - ""Lorena"" Dolly Parton - ""Dumb Blonde""
Songs include: Archie Campbell - ""Mama's Little Angel"" & ""Cock Fight"" Dolly Parton - ""Try Being Lonely"" & ""Before I Met You""
Mel Tillis: If Only I Could Start Over Julie (with Porter) I Wish I Felt This Way at Home
Dolly: Ode to Billie Joe
Lenny and Goo Goo (Comedians)
Dolly: Dumb Blonde
Red Sovine: Phantom 309 I Didn't Jump the Fence
Dolly: Fuel to the Flame How Great Thou Art
Roy Drusky: Weakness in a Man Strangers
Dolly: Acuff Rose Why? Why? Why?
Lonzo and Oscar Did You Have to Bring That Up Shew Foot
Dolly: Only Eighteen If I Kiss you Acuff Rose
Grant Kirby: Lovin' Time Two Different Worlds
Dolly: Why? Why? Why?
Claude Gray: If I Ever Need a Lady Truck Driving Song
Dolly: Put It Off Until Tomorrow
Leon Ashley: You Keep Me Hangin' On Laura
Dolly: Your Old Handyman Dumb Blonde
Lonesome Rhodes: Break My Mind Ribbon of Darkness
Dolly: Walk Through This World with Me
George Morgan: Have Some of Mine Shiny Red Automobile
Jimmy Dean: If It's Wrong to Love You Forever and the Lone
Frieda Wallace: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Dolly: I'm Not Worth the Tears
Jim Ed Brown: Bottle Bottle Cajun Stripper
Dolly: I Wish I Felt This Good at Home
Little Richie Jarvis: Banks of the Ohio Bottle of Wine
Del Reeves Southern Belles One Dime at a Time
Diane Trask: There Goes My Everything It's Such a Pretty World Today
Dolly: You're Gonna Be Sorry
Alex Houston: Stay All Night