Austin City LimitsJanuary 1, 1975
Great music. No limits. Now the longest-running music series in American television history, ACL showcases popular music legends and innovators from every genre.
NashvilleOctober 10, 2012
Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and are doing everything in their power to stay on top.
Real CountryNovember 13, 2018
Country music performers Travis Tritt, Shania Twain and Jake Owen showcase upcoming musicians in Nashville.
Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour BusSeptember 22, 2017
The raucous adventures of some of music’s most legendary artists, as told by those who knew them best. Featuring animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about these artists, brought to life with animated reenactments and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.
DollySeptember 27, 1987
Dolly is a television variety show that ran on ABC during the 1987-1988 season featuring Dolly Parton.
Academy of Country Music AwardsMarch 13, 1972
Awards ceremony honoring the country music industry's accomplishments during the previous year.
The Johnny Cash ShowJune 7, 1969
The Johnny Cash Show was an American television music variety show hosted by Johnny Cash. The Screen Gems 58-episode series ran from June 7, 1969 to March 31, 1971 on ABC; it was taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The show reached No. 17 in the Nielsen ratings in 1970.
Cash opened each show, and its regulars included members of his touring troupe, June Carter Cash and the Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and The Tennessee Three, with Australian-born musical director-arranger-conductor Bill Walker. The Statler Brothers performed brief comic interludes.
It featured many folk-country musicians, such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Newbury, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Merle Haggard, James Taylor and Tammy Wynette. It also featured other musicians such as jazz great Louis Armstrong, who died eight months after appearing on the show.
Transatlantic SessionsJanuary 1, 1995
Folk musicians from both sides of the Atlantic come together in what have been called “the greatest backporch shows ever.” Collaborative live performances by various leading folk and country musicians playing music from Scotland, Ireland, England and North America.
Malibu CountryNovember 2, 2012
Her life reads like a country music tune: her husband cheated on her and spent all of their money, and after she gets mad, she's going to get even.
Crocodile ShoesNovember 10, 1994
Crocodile Shoes is a British 7-part television series made by the BBC and screened on BBC One in 1994. The series was written by and starred Jimmy Nail as a factory worker who becomes a country and western singer. A sequel, Crocodile Shoes II followed in 1996 and the theme tune "Country Boy" was a hit for Nail too.
Nashville StarMarch 8, 2003
Nashville Star is an American reality television program. It was last produced and transmitted during mid-2008 on NBC, following five seasons on USA Network. It premiered on March 8, 2003, and its five seasons on USA made it the longest-running competition series on cable television. In Canada, the show aired on CMT through season 5, but moved to E! beginning with season 6. CMT in the United States reaired each episode in season 6.
It was similar to American Idol, in that performers had to sing to impress both celebrity judges and the public via call-in and/or internet votes. Unlike American Idol, however, the performers were limited to country music. This restriction was relaxed for Season 6, allowing for the finalists to choose from many genres of music, but the songs were arranged to maintain a country sound.
On March 13, 2009, it was confirmed that the series had been canceled by NBC and would not be returning for a seventh season.
Emmet Otter's Jug Band ChristmasDecember 17, 1978
Emmet Otter and his Mother are barely making ends meet as Christmas approaches in Frogtown Hollow. They hear of a talent contest in the nearby town of Waterville and each secretly enters the contest so they can afford to buy a present for the other. Their plans are complicated by the arrival of The Riverbottom Nightmare Band, but an unexpected turn of events provides an uplifting ending.
Country MusicSeptember 15, 2019
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 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.
Anthology series showcasing the stories, memories, and inspirations behind Dolly Parton's most beloved songs.
American Music ShopMarch 31, 1990
This 1990-1993 music show featured a different country artist each week.
Lewis & ClarkOctober 29, 1981
Lewis & Clark is an American situation comedy that ran on NBC for one season from October 29, 1981 to July 30, 1982. The series stars Gabe Kaplan and Guich Koock.
Nashville Now is an American talk show that focused on country music performers in the style of The Tonight Show. The show aired live on weeknights on TNN from 1983-1993. The host was Nashville TV/radio personality Ralph Emery. The show won several Emmy awards during its run. A frequent guest and substitute host was Shotgun Red, a puppet performed by bandleader Steve Hall. It originated from TNN's studio at Opryland USA in Nashville, which, from 1998 to 2010, was the only remaining standing structure from the Opryland Themepark. It was demolished after suffering heavy damage in the 2010 Tennessee floods.
Reruns of Nashville Now were added to the relaunched Nashville Network on November 1, 2012.
FandangoMarch 8, 1983
Fandango is a country music-themed quiz show which aired on TNN from March 8, 1983 to March 31, 1989, when it was replaced by Top Card. Fandango was the first TV game show to air on TNN and was one of the longest-running game shows on a cable network.
The show was hosted by singer Bill Anderson, who was joined by Blake Pickett as co-host in 1987. Disc jockey Charlie Chase has sometimes been identified as the voice of "Edgar the Talking Jukebox", but Anderson's autobiography Whisperin' Bill names Edgar's voice as being that of Anderson's long-time friend, radio announcer Bill Robinson.