It was revealed Monday morning that one of the show’s eight stars, Louisiana native Lyle Boudreaux, was arrested in Maurice, LA for burglary of a vehicle. But that’s just where the Party Down South trouble begins. the eight stars of the show were dramatically underpaid for their first season of work, and are holding out on CMT, demanding more money from the network.
Ben “Cooter Jones
As Saving Country Music has been reporting, many people are incensed over CMT’s new reality show Party Down South made by the same producers of Jersey Shore. Ben “Cooter” Jones, an original cast member of The Dukes of Hazzard as mechanic Cooter Devenport and a former United States Congressman, has taken the point on the matter. Now Ben “Cooter” Jones has crafted an open letter.
As if Ben Jones didn’t have enough on his plate, he has also decided to join the voices of dissent again CMT’s new reality show Party Down South. Incidentally, reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard also air on CMT, and the confluence creating a showdown between Cooter and CMT. As a former actor on a Southern-based television show, Ben “Cooter” Jones’ opinions seem to be especially poignant.