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AETN Original Productions Win Emmy Awards

We're proud to announce that two original AETN productions received Emmy awards during the 2019 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

Are Your Ducks In A Row?

National Estate Planning Awareness Week is Oct. 21-27. Read on to learn how you can make decisions now that will help protect your family and fulfill your wishes. Free estate planning booklets are available with your request!

Belief: A Force for Change - The Lasting Legacy of Bernie Babcock and King Crowley

Belief is a powerful notion. Especially in the hands of a motivated Arkansan. Learn about this week's "Once Upon a Time in Arkansas" episode "The Legend of King Crowley" and producer Corey Womack's mission to instill that same belief and motivation in the students he once taught.

Pinkalicious Birthday-in-a-Box Giveaway

What’s better than a plain, old birthday party? Why, a pinktastic “Pinkalicious and Peterrific” birthday party with lots of pink sparkles, of course! Learn how you can enter our Facebook contest for a chance to win one of two pinkaperfect birthday celebration kits - complete with crowns, cupcakes and cool activities - Oct. 7-18.

Revisiting the Lore of Our Past - "Once Upon a Time in Arkansas"

“Once Upon a Time in Arkansas” hopes to shine a light on folklore from across Arkansas, shining a light on stories famous and mostly forgotten. Learn more about this week’s episode, “The White River Monster,” and the common theme that inspires the series with producer Corey Womack.

Clifton Taylor Clowers – The Legacy of Woolverton Mountain

Since the beginning of time, each and every morning, that sleepy ole sun has peeped over the hills in Conway County, as it wakes the hills and hollers to start a new day. It rose and set over Clifton Taylor Clowers – the inspiration for Claude King’s hit “Wolverton Mountain” – for every day for nearly 100 years and witnessed an amazing life and some outstanding music. Learn more about Woolverton Mountain’s country music history and the dawn of a new era on the mountain with guest blogger Don Ramsey.

“AETN Sports” Is Back

AETN Sports is returning for the 2019-2020 school year starting with the high school football state finals live from War Memorial Stadium! Read on to learn more about what’s coming this season, including our partnership with Arkansas high school football authority and Arkansas Democrat Gazette senior editor Rex Nelson’s weekly digital-first ranking updates and predictions in “Road to the Rock With Rex Nelson” coming to starting Oct. 3.

Once Upon a Time in Arkansas: A Personal History of Storytelling

From family stories to Vance Randolph’s collection of Arkansas lore, The Natural State’s stories are powerful. Explore how they’ve shaped our home and inspired AETN’s new digital series “Once Upon a Time in Arkansas” with producer Corey Womack.

Roy Acuff — “Talkin’ Country” Icons

Roy Acuff was an overall entertainer — combining singing and musicianship with antics from yo-yo tricks to balancing a fiddle bow on his nose. He was also an innovator off-stage, cofounding the first modern publishing company in Nashville to specialize in country music. Learn more about “The King of Country Music” in guest blogger Charles Haymes’ latest “Talkin’ Country” Icons post.

Floyd Cramer - "Talkin' Country" Icons

As a musician, his one-of-a-kind piano style solidified the 'Nashville Sound' that producer/guitarist Chet Atkins crafted. As an artist, his smash hit "Last Date" stills stands as one of the greatest instrumental recordings. Find out more about this iconic musician in the latest blog from country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton - "Talkin' Country" Icons

Both Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Their individual careers have been well documented. However, it is often overlooked that for a span of seven years the two worked a lot of television, made numerous live appearances and had a string of hit duets together. Learn more about this iconic duo with country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

ArkansasIDEAS — National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and AETN and ArkansasIDEAS are proud to be a part of work that focuses not only on handling grief after a tragedy but in preventing suicide from ever occurring. Learn more about the warning signs of teen suicide and the ArkansasIDEAS professional development courses created as an answer to the Jason Flatt Act (Act 770 of 2011), which help Arkansas educators fulfill the state’s training requirements, after the jump.

Patsy Cline – "Talkin' Country" Icons

With an unmistakable voice and a sassy stage presence, Patsy Cline remains the most influential female vocalist in the field of country music. Explore why with country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

Flatt & Scruggs – “Talkin’ Country” Icons

During their tenure as a team, Flatt & Scruggs helped broaden the appeal of bluegrass music with such early 1960’s masterpieces as "I’m Crying My Heart Out over You," "Go Home," and "The Legend of the Johnson Boys." Explore more of this classic duo with country music journalist, historian and panelist of upcoming AETN-original program “Talkin’ Country” Charles Haymes.

See “Downton Abbey” Before the National Premiere - Facebook Contest

“Downton Abbey” is coming to the silver screen, and AETN Foundation as a special opportunity for you to win tickets to be one of the first to see it in Conway or Fayetteville, Arkansas! We’re sharing the film before the national premiere Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. in Conway’s Cinemark Towne Centre and Fayetteville’s Fiesta Square 12 AMC Theaters. Read on to learn how to enter our Facebook contest Sept. 10-12 for a chance to win tickets to the venue of your choice!

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