Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Country Music: “The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

Country Music Little Jimmy

In episode 3 of Country Music, see how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprising emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

Then watch episode 4 of Country Music: “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1953 – 1963) September 18 at 8:00 p.m. on VPM PBS or stream it here.

Country Music
Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.”


Related Stories