NPT's Country Music Playlist for September

Nashville Public Television is celebrating Country Music, Ken Burns’ newest documentary series, with a playlist of performances, profiles and music documentaries highlighting the history of country music.

An Opry Salute to Ray Charles

An Opry Salute to Ray Charles Trailer

A preview of AN OPRY SALUTE TO RAY CHARLES, a musical celebration of Charles' influence.

PBS Previews: Country Music

PBS Previews: Country Music Trailer

The filmmakers discuss the origins of their latest project and what they've learned.

Country Music: Live at the Ryman

NPT Original: Music Row

Music Row: Nashville's Most Famous Neighborhood Trailer


Highwaymen: American Masters

The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End Trailer

The story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup.

Charley Pride: American Masters

Charley Pride: I’m Just Me Trailer

Follow the country music superstar’s journey from segregated Mississippi to Nashville.

Workin' Man Blues

Workin' Man Blues Trailer
Explore the dust bowl roots of country music in California through interviews with Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and Dwight Yoakam.

NPT Original: DeFord Bailey

DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost Trailer | NPT

In this preview, we explore the life of DeFord Bailey in this NPT original documentary.

Reel South: Honky Tonk Heaven

Honky Tonk Heaven Trailer

Honky Tonk Heaven is a toe-tapping tour of a legendary Texas dancehall.

Only available on broadcast, Thursday, Sept. 19, at 11 pm.

Austin City Limits Presents: Americana 17th Annual Honors

ACL Presents: Americana 17th Annual Honors Trailer

Enjoy the seventeenth annual Americana awards, featuring performances by Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Buddy Guy, Jason Isbell, kd lang and more.

Reel South: The Last Barn Dance


A dairy farmer fights to save both his family business & a community tradition.

Only available on broadcast, Monday, Sept. 16, at 11:30 pm.
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