Countdown to “Country Music”: Dierks, Vince, Dwight, Skaggs and more star in PBS Ryman special

PBSThe countdown to filmmaker Ken Burns’ eight-part, sixteen-hour PBS documentary Country Music begins Sunday, September 8 with a special live concert recorded at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The two-hour music special features both songs and performers that figure prominently in the epic re-tracing of country music’s history.

Dierks Bentley sings Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” and also teams up with Dwight Yoakam to perform “Streets of Bakersfield,” which Dwight previously recorded with Buck Owens.

Ricky Skaggs offers “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’,” as well as a duet with Marty Stuart on his hit version of Bill Monroe's “Uncle Pen.”

Look for Vince GillRosanne CashKathy MatteaRodney Crowell and more on the special as well.

Country Music: Live at the Ryman, A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns premieres Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. The first installment of the documentary airs a week later at the same time.

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