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The People

Discover the stories of the people who helped shape Country Music in Nashville.

Willie Nelson

Catch up on Willie Nelson's storied career from these public television selections.

Willie Nelson Plays Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Willie Nelson's Austin City Limits Pilot Episode

Waylon Jennings | NPT

See a different side of Waylon Jennings

The Ryman | NPT

The Ryman, Mother Church of Country Music

Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel and his first "gig" in Nashville

Kelsey Lamb

Ray Charles' influence on country music


From southern Appalachia’s songs of heartbreak and faith to the western swing of Texas, from California honky tonks to the Grand Ole Opry in NPT's home town of Nashville, Ken Burns' Country Music follows the evolution, over the course of the twentieth century, of America’s music.

Ken Burns' Country Music | 8-Set-DVD