Country Music

Country Music

Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)

The country stars of post-war America, including Hank Williams, whose songs are inspired by his troubled and tragically short life. (120 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Fri, 1/24 at 8:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)

A visit to Memphis, Tenn., during the age of rockabilly with Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley; Ray Charles crosses over racial borders by recording a country album; Patsy Cline rises to stardom with a smooth new sound. (120 minutes)

Sat, 1/25 at 2:00 am on Austin PBS HDTV

I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)

A visit to Memphis, Tenn., during the age of rockabilly with Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley; Ray Charles crosses over racial borders by recording a country album; Patsy Cline rises to stardom with a smooth new sound. (120 minutes)

Fri, 1/31 at 8:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)

Country music artists like Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Charley Pride reflect a changing America as they appeal to wide audiences. (120 minutes)

Sat, 2/1 at 2:00 am on Austin PBS HDTV

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)

Country music artists like Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Charley Pride reflect a changing America as they appeal to wide audiences. (120 minutes)

Fri, 2/7 at 8:00 pm on Austin PBS HDTV

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972)

Country music draws artists to Nashville, Tenn., as the war in Vietnam wages on; Kris Kristofferson sets a lyrical standard; Bob Dylan and The Byrds, among others, come to Nashville, Tenn., to record. (120 minutes)

Sat, 2/8 at 2:00 am on Austin PBS HDTV

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972)

Country music draws artists to Nashville, Tenn., as the war in Vietnam wages on; Kris Kristofferson sets a lyrical standard; Bob Dylan and The Byrds, among others, come to Nashville, Tenn., to record. (120 minutes)