John Denver: Country Boy

John Denver: Country Boy

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 9:30pm

One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's career spanned four decades and his music has outlasted countless musical trends and garnered numerous awards and honors.

John Denver: Country Boy, airing Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, explores the private life and public legacy of John Denver. Exclusive accounts from those closest to him reveal the man behind the music in an intimate profile to mark the anniversary of his 70th birthday. Featuring pivotal people in Denver's life, from his former managers to his son, brother, and former wives, plus the musicians who toured with him for decades and the friends who knew the real John Denver.

Includes never-before-seen extended interviews with Denver's former manager Jerry Weintraub, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Denver's first wife, Annie Denver. Packed with the famous songs that shaped his career and more.