Diagnosis Murder/Murder, Country Style

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Murder, Country Style
Season 4, Episode 18
Airdate February 20, 1997
Production Number 3973
Teleplay by Gerry Conway
Story by Lee Goldberg &
William Rabkin &
Gerry Conway
Directed by Christopher Hibler
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Murder, Country Style is the eighteenth episode of the fourth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the seventy-seventh episode overall.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan) Victoria Rowell (Dr. Amanda Bentley), Charlie Schlatter (Dr. Jesse Travis), Michael Tucci (Norman Briggs) (credit only)

and Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Det. Steve Sloan)

Special Guest Star: Barbara Mandrell (Betty Manning)

Guest Stars: Jaime Nicole Dudney (Laura Manning), W. Earl Brown (Dusty Wilton), Julianne Christie (Groupie)

Cameo Appearances by: Terri Clark (Herself), Billy Ray Cyrus (Himself), Linda Davis (Herself), Billy Dean (Himself), Joe Diffie (Himself), Eddie Rabbitt (Himself)

Co-Starring: John Lehne (Stan Moortin), Gordon Owens (Dave), Deanne Bray (Jan Curran)

Uncredited: Reba McEntire (Herself (archive footage))


Plot Overview

Mark's behind the scenes at a country music television show when a famous singer is bludgeoned to death, and the show's producer and her young daughter are the prime suspects.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Real-life mother and daughter Barbara Mandrell and Jaime Nicole Dudney play mother and daughter characters in this episode.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments