Charlie Worsham 'murdered' on prime-time television to promote his music

Charlie Worsham recently received a strange invitation: Would he be interested in promoting his music by being killed on TV?

He said yes, so Worsham appeared on Friday night’s episode of “Bones,” the long-running crime procedural on Fox, playing a country singer whose untimely death might be related to a lousy record deal. The episode’s soundtrack also features a few songs from the Mississippi native’s terrific 2013 album, “Rubberband.”

Worsham isn’t the first country star promote his career this way. Taylor Swift appeared on “CSI: Las Vegas” way back in 2009. Miranda Lambert made a cameo on “Law and Order: SVU” in 2012. Meantime, country singers of various stripes have given their brands a boost by showing up on ABC’s music-biz drama “Nashville” and on Monday night, Billy Currington will appear on “The Bachelor.”