The premiere of Ken Burns’ long-awaited Country Music is right around the corner. The eight-part, 16-hour documentary is a detailed look at the history and evolution of this uniquely American art form. While Country Music premieres on Sunday, September 15, you can get a sneak-peek at clips from the film, as well as a crash-course in the genre from some of the musicians interviewed for the film as they perform iconic songs on one of country’s most hallowed stages.
Country Music: Live at the Ryman, airing this Sunday at 8 p.m., was filmed live in front of a packed audience at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The concert highlights country music’s complex history and stylistic diversity with a toe-tapping tour of everything from bluegrass to honky-tonk.