Just a heads up. The documentary starts this Sunday night at 8 pm
EPISODES 1 - 8 - 16hrs
The Rub (Beginnings -- 1933)
WKAR HDTV | Sunday, Sep. 15 at 8 pm and 10 pm
"Hillbilly music" reaches new listeners through phonographs and radio, launching the careers of country music's first big stars -- the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.
Hard Times (1933-1945)
WKAR HDTV | Monday, Sep. 16 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Nashville, Tenn., becomes the center of the country music industry as it grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II.
Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)
WKAR HDTV | Tuesday, Sep. 17 at 8 pm and 10 pm
The country stars of post-war America, including Hank Williams, whose songs are inspired by his troubled and tragically short life.
I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)
WKAR HDTV | Wednesday, Sep. 18 at 8 pm and 10 pm
A visit to Memphis, Tenn., during the age of rockabilly with Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley; Ray Charles crosses over racial borders by recording a country
album; Patsy Cline rises to stardom with a smooth new sound.
The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)
WKAR HDTV | Sunday, Sep. 22 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Country music artists like Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Charley Pride reflect a changing America as they appeal to wide audiences.
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972)
WKAR HDTV | Monday, Sep. 23 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Country music draws artists to Nashville, Tenn., as the war in Vietnam wages on; Kris Kristofferson sets a lyrical standard; Bob Dylan and The Byrds, among others, come to
Nashville, Tenn., to record.
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)
WKAR HDTV | Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Mainstream crossovers and a new "Outlaw" sound are prevalent in country music during the years 1973-1983.
Don't Get Above Your Raisin' (1984-1996)
WKAR HDTV | Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 8 pm and 10 pm
As the genre takes off, country music artists such as George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds work to keep country music true to its roots; the rise of Garth Brooks and the return
of Johnny Cash.