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Published: 2009/06/10

MTV’s $5 Cover Nabs Cody Dickinson

Hill Country Revue guitarist and North Mississippi Allstars drummer Cody Dickinson recently taped an appearance on
MTV’s $5 Cover. The musical drama is set in Memphis, TN and stars the hottest up-and-coming Memphis artists playing themselves as they fight for love, inspiration and money to pay the rent. The series aims to explore the modern-day incarnation of the city’s historic music scene through the lens of Memphis-based filmmaker Craig Brewer, best known for his work on Hustle & Flow.
According to a statement on the program, As both a long-form rock musical and 15-part series, ‘$5 Cover’ re-invents the music video format, combining real-life drama with the grit of Memphis. The historic musical city has been home to deep cultural exchanges as well as painful culture clashes, but the birthplace of the blues, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll has always been a town with a thriving music scene, where people from every walk of life embrace every genre of music – and ‘$5 Cover’ offers music fans a insider’s look at the playlist that makes the city so legendary to this day.

An album featuring highlights from the series has also been made available. Confirmed artists include: Al Kapone, Two Way Radio, Lucero, Mud Sticky and Jack Oblivian, among others. The Hill Country Revue will appear at Birmingham, AL’s City Stages on June 21. Please click here to see a clip of Dickinsons appearance on the MTV show.

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