Examine the history of bluegrass music, from its origins to its eventual worldwide popularity, and hear from dozens of musicians who explain the ways bluegrass music transcends generational, cultural and geographic boundaries.
In episode 2, watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff. Watch now.
Explore a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination and joy, Juliá’s brilliant and daring career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 25 years ago, at age 54. Watch now.
Join celebrated musicians for Country Music: Live at the Ryman, A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more. Watch now.
KET's new documentary "Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music", premieres this summer. The program features footage from around the world, interviews with legends and newcomers alike and – of course – incredible music. Watch past performances by some of the artists featured in Big Family.
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently recognized KET productions and programs with 7 Regional Emmy Award nominations.The awards recognize excellence in the areas of local news, programming and individual achievement and are among the industry’s highest honors.
World War II veterans board a flight honoring their service to our nation; Liberty may be home, but the Indianapolis Speedway is his heart - Bill Marvel has made a life in racing; and Elmer Lucille Allen is a pioneering scientist with artistic flair.