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Fit For A King - Elvis' Induction Into The Country Music Hall of Fame and Ken Burns' Country Music

The first real “album” I remember owning was Elvis Pure Gold. It was not long after Elvis’ death in 1977 when I asked my grandmother to buy it for me. Unlike most of my nine-year-old friends who were obsessed with...

September 23, 2019

“Stuarting” Country Music’s Legacy: Marty Stuart Fulfills His Mission in Ken Burns’ New Documentary Series

In the eight years filmmaker Ken Burns and his production staff spent crafting the 16-hour documentary series Country Music, they conducted over one hundred interviews, and with Marty Stuart, they found a tour de force.

September 18, 2019

Lyn Avenue - Georgia's Country Connection

Six string spirit, small town soul. That’s how Lyn Avenue describes themselves.

September 13, 2019

Holman Autry Band - Georgia's Country Connection

Black Label Country? What’s that? Turns out, it’s a pretty good description for the Holman Autry Band. These guys are country with a kick.

September 12, 2019

GPB Celebrates Music Legend and Georgian Brenda Lee

September 7 Event Marks Sweet Homecoming for the International Star

September 11, 2019

Chyann Rose - Georgia's Country Connection

“Who’s the young girl? That’s Chyann Rose, she’s a country singer from Statesboro. How old is she? 17 or 18 maybe? Cool guitar, but how does she sound? Hey, she’s really good! Let’s give her a call.”

September 9, 2019

Scott Brantley - Georgia's Country Connection

Right on time Scott pulled up in his bright, red, Country Cadillac (that’s a pickup truck for you city folks). This guy was all country. We were definitely in the right place.

September 9, 2019

Kris Youmans Band - Georgia's Country Connection

They were a very traditional sounding country band with a bit of western swing thrown in. What a great mix, especially when you add Kris Youmans’ voice.

September 6, 2019

Stars Gather To Celebrate Country Music This Sunday

Get a primer on country history from some of its most celebrated musicians as Ken Burns hosts “Country Music: Live at the Ryman.”

September 5, 2019

Hello, I'm Dolly: Hear the Stories of Dolly Parton and More in Ken Burns' Country Music Premiering Sunday, September 15 at 8 PM

In this series of blogs inspired by Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music, premiering Sunday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on GPB, I’m taking a look back at some of my favorite interviews and experiences while working at the...

August 30, 2019