The places of Nashville's Country Music scene.
The CMA Fest is a Nashville institution, rooted in the close relationship country music performers develop with their fans. Beginning in 1972 as Fan Fair, the festival draws hundreds of country music artists who perform live and hold autograph sessions to meet, greet and thank their fans.
Nashville Public Television joined the 2019 CMA Fest, interviewing generations of country music stars about the history of country music, Nashville, Ken Burns Country Music and their favorite NPT and PBS shows.
Brett Kissel on Nashville History
Kelsey Lamb on Kenny Rogers
Deana Carter Loves Working with Dolly Parton
Shenandoah on Nashville Songwriters
Tyler Reese Tritt on her Country Icon
QUEEVA's Favorite Country Song
The Joy of Country Music with Jo Dee Messina
Ken Burns' 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 hometown of Nashville, Ken Burns' Country Music follows the evolution of America's music over the course of the 20th century.