My Nashville by Bob Harris BBC documentary 2014
‘Whispering’ Bob Harris journeys to America’s country music capital to show why Nashville became Music City USA.
From the beginnings of the Grand Ole Opry on commercial radio, through the threatening onset of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, up to the modern mainstream hits of Music Row, this is the story of how music has shaped Nashville and why today it’s a place of pilgrimage for musicians from all over the world.
As well as iconic venues on Lower Broadway and the historic hit factories of 16th Avenue, Bob also explores the East Nashville music scene and discovers a rebellious flip-side to the country coin. With exclusive performances from the city’s top talent, Bob Harris explains why country music owes its enduring success to Nashville’s unique nurturing community of songwriters.
Very nice archival footage combined with fresh insights from today’s players. He looks not just at the music but all the stuff that goes on around it, the shops, the posters and the studios of Nashville.
Emmylou Harris, John Fullbright, Ashley Monroe, Jason Isbell, Angel Snow and more
Emmylou Harris, Duane Eddy, Dave Stewart and Rosanne Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and more
Full documentary, Bob Harris My Nashville (2014):