In advance of the highly-anticipated series Country Music from America’s documentarian Ken Burns, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) will be airing a country music special, recorded live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Country Music: LIVE at the Ryman, A Concert Celebration of the Film by Ken Burns airs at 7 p.m., Sept. 8.
This star-studded event will feature performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Marty Stuart, Rhiannon Giddens and Oklahoma’s own, Vince Gill, just to name a few.
Along with these amazing performances of iconic country songs, this special will feature select clips from the upcoming film, Country Music. This concert explores country’s roots while also highlighting the diversity of musical styles and artists that fall under the country label. This special pays tribute to country’s eclectic, layered history and provides viewers with a taste of everything from western swing and bluegrass to honky-tonk and cowboy music.
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