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, April 11, 2020 - 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.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:00pm
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.
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 9:00pm
Learn how country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 9:00pm
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new “Outlaw” sound.
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:00pm
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:00pm
See how new country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00pm
Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom in Nashville.
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:00pm
Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare, Hank Williams.
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry.
Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:00pm
Step back in time and journey through the compelling history of a truly American art form.
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.
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!

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