"Country Music," a film by Ken Burns, will broadcast and live stream Sunday, Sepember 15, at 8/7c. Available only on the PBS Video App.
Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.Visit PBS.org to Learn More
The first four episodes of the series will be available for free to everyone on the night of the premiere episode, Sept. 15. at 7 p.m.
The final four episodes of the series will be available for free to everyone on Sun., Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.
All episodes will be available to watch online via Watch.AETN.org on Sept. 15. at 7 p.m. to AETN Foundation members through the AETN Passport member benefit.
Each episode will stream for free for a period of three weeks. After which access will continue to be available to members of the AETN Foundation for a period of six months from the Sept. 15, 2019 premiere date.
The eight part series will be air over a consecutive two-week period, Sundays through Wednesdays. Episodes 1-6, will air 7-9 p.m. and will repeat 9:30-11:30 p.m. immediately following; episode 7 is 7-9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.; episode 8 is 7-9 p.m. and 9:30-11:30 p.m. REPEATS: 9/22 starting at 11 a.m. repeating episodes 1-4 leading into episode 5 (second week) at 7 p.m.
Each night at 9 p.m. following the broadcast and on 9/24 airs at 9:30 p.m.
Catch country music special editions of Exploring Arkansas airing: Wed., Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 20 at 10:30 p.m.; and Wed., Sept. 25, at 6 :30 p.m.
Also, be sure to watch more special programming leading up to each new episode.
Pope County Library
Sat., Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.
Forum Theater, ASU
Wed., Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
UA Rich Mountain
Mon., Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m.
North Little Rock, AR
Sat., Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m.
North Little Rock, AR
Sat., Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m.
North Little Rock, AR
Sat., Oct. 12, at 1:30 p.m.
AETN's 30-minute local follow-up program will feature discussions on Arkansas's rich country music heritage. Each night following the documentary episode, the program will not only discuss the series, but also bring in voices connected to Arkansas's country music roots to share stories and analysis.
Join Arkansas's own legendary country music radio host Bob Robbins along with special guests Charles Haymes, a beteran country music journalist and historian and chief engineer at Raney Recording Studio, and others beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m.
Guests for "Talkin' Country" will include:
This podcast miniseries, hosted by Arkansas singer-songwriter Ryan Harmon, features conversations with country music icons and Arkansas favorites like Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Shawn Camp, Marty Raybon of Shenandoah and more.
Each episode takes listeners on a journey through the guest's career, as they share stories and philosophies about the music business, while also aiming to answer the question – What does country music mean to you?Learn More
"Arkansongs" is an award-winning radio program produced for more than 20 years. Each week, award-winning journalist and author Stephen Koch explores the people, places and music that have elevated Arkansas to one of the most important states in creating the American musical vernacular, which has influenced music worldwide. Listen live or explore the archives at arkansongs.org.
Country Music is a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, DC, and is directed by Ken Burns.
Funding for Country Music was provided by Bank of America, the Annenberg Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Belmont University, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Rosalind P. Walter and by members of 'The Better Angels Society,' including: The Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Schwartz/Reisman Foundation, the Pfeil Foundation, Diane and Hal Brierley, John and Catherine Debs, the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Mercedes T. Bass, Fred and Donna Seigel, Gilchrist and Amy Berg, James R. Berdell Foundation, David Bonderman, Deborah P. and Jonathan T. Dawson, Senator Bill and Tracy Frist, Susan and David Kreisman, Rocco and Debby Landesman, Lillian Lovelace, John and Leslie McQuown, Mindy's Hope Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation, Michelle Smith. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.
Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.