Preview the remarkable people and places behind a true American art form.
Stream Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns!
Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before. Watch it here and now!
PBS Previews: Country Music
Meet the filmmakers and go behind the scenes of Country Music.
Thanks to all y'all for joining us in celebrating the new Ken Burns 16-hour blockbuster Country Music at one of our special screening events, featuring highlights from the film and insights with local musicians and fellow North Carolina country music fans! Look for more great events coming your way from UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina.
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 7 PM (Doors Open at 6:30 PM)
Location: NC Museum of History, downtown Raleigh
About: Join us for a Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns after-party featuring highlights from the blockbuster documentary plus a special in-the-round concert performance H.C. McEntire, Eliza Meyer and Hank Smith!
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM (Doors Open at 7 PM)
Location: Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby
About: Join us for a special preview screening of Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, followed by a discussion/Q&A with J.T. Scruggs and dessert reception.
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 6 PM
Location: The Barn, Julian
About: Join us for a preview screening of Country Music: A film by Ken Burns, discussion/Q&A and a special concert by Tony Straughn & The Barnyard Bandits.
Watch UNC-TV's In Studio: Country Music
In Studio brings you North Carolina music artists from a variety of music genres.
Don't miss UNC-TV's own In Studio: Country Music, with country-inspired concerts by The Kruger Brothers, Tift Merritt and Rissi Palmer.
Recorded before an enthusiastic in-studio audience, In Studio brings the concert to your screen wherever you are! Watch now, here.
Preview: In Studio with the Kruger Brothers
Uwe, Jens and Joel bring their classical-fused country music to the UNC-TV studio.
Preview: In Studio with Tift Merritt
Tift shares her unique style of musicianship and sonic storytelling in the UNC-TV studio.
Preview: In Studio with Rissi Palmer
Rissi performs her self-described "Southern Soul Music" in the UNC-TV studio.