Country Music: Live at the Ryman Concert

Join celebrated musicians for Country Music: Live at the Ryman , A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more.

Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.” Directed by Ken Burns. Episodes now streaming. #CountryMusicPBS

Clips

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Kenny Rogers on "The Gambler"

Kenny Rogers discusses his hit single, "The Gambler," in an outtake from "Country Music."

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Marty Stuart: Back to the Source

Marty Stuart reminisces about a quiet moment he had listening to Jimmie Rodgers.

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Johnny Cash: His Legacy

Friends and family discuss Johnny Cash's return to simple songwriting and record-making.

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Marty Stuart's Mandolin

Marty Stuart describes the marks and inscriptions on his mandolin and how they got there.

Full Country Music Episodes

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"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.

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“The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)

New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.

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“I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1953 – 1963)

Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom.

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“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare.