Country Music

Ken Burns tells the story of Country Music in an eight-part series, premiering Sunday, September 15 on WXXI-TV. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, Country Music explores how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. In anticipation of the series WXXI celebrates this true American art form with special events and screenings throughout September.

 

Past Programs:

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00pm
Paying tribute to the genre’s eclectic, layered history, this special provides viewers with a taste of everything from western swing and bluegrass to honkytonk and cowboy music.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 8:00pm
Learn how country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:00pm
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new “Outlaw” sound.
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
See how new country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom in Nashville.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare, Hank Williams.
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Step back in time and journey through the compelling history of a truly American art form with this new eight-part, 16-hour film.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Jessie Scott hosts this special tribute to Country Music with documentarian Ken Burns and producers Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
Paying tribute to the genre’s eclectic, layered history, this special provides viewers with a taste of everything from western swing and bluegrass to honkytonk and cowboy music.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:30pm
Come out to Abilene Bar & Lounge for a night of indie rock with Nick Young, an alternative writer and performer with a touch of twang.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 10:00pm
Grand Ole Opry celebrates the music and influence of the iconic Ray Charles in this musical tribute special.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Paying tribute to the genre’s eclectic, layered history, this special provides viewers with a taste of everything from western swing and bluegrass to honkytonk and cowboy music.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Discover the story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup that featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm
In anticipation of Ken Burns new docu-series, WXXI hosts two FREE preview screenings of "Country Music" and more!
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
WXXI is proud to be a media partner for this Abilene Bar & Lounge concert with Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo.
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 8:00pm
This September, Ken Burns tells the story of Country Music. Catch a special preview of this exciting series before its premiere.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am
WXXI is proud to a media partner for this extraordinary music experience at the Genesee Country Valley Museum. 

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