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The Country Touch (episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1968

Country and western music legend Tex Morton presents this popular 60s Saturday night music show. The Auckland studio audience is seated on hay bales in a barn-styled set and provide the chorus to the musical numbers. The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, The Country Touch Singers and Square Dancers, Jan Butler, fiddler Colleen Bain, and resident guest singers Kay and Shane perform. Tex himself sings a novelty number about the good ol’ days, and applauds Butler: “Isn’t she a redheaded little spark? I wish we had colour television!” The times they have a changed!

How’d you like to have a wife who talks back to you in five languages?
– Presenter Tex Morton tells it how he sees it, while introducing multilingual Jan Butler

Key Cast & Crew

Bryan Easte

Producer, Director

Alan Pearson


Ian Ingley

Technical Producer

Bryan Daish


Ian Douglas


Tex Morton


Produced by

NZ Broadcasting Corporation

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