NPT's Country Music: A Nashville Story
Country Music is Nashville’s story and it is central to the culture and history of Middle Tennessee. NPT is dedicated to sharing the many stories that form the fabric of this unique American art form.
Keep up to date with all the compelling stories about Nashville’s country music history from NPT’s archives and the latest news on Ken Burns’ Country Music.
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The People

From Bill Monroe to Dolly Parton, legendary artists have invented and redefined the sounds of Country Music.

Meet The People
Celebrated Nashville venues like the Ryman Auditorium, the Bluebird Café and RCA’s Studio B are inseparable from the history of Country Music.
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The sounds of Country Music are as varied as the musicians and places that have defined the genre.
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