Start The Rodeo
If you want to start the rodeo, BBC Four had Country at the BBC where you can grab your partner by the hand… as the BBC have raided their archive and brought to light glittering performances by country artists over the last four decades.
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA is historical biography of the city that is the glittering hub of country music reveals the dynamic relationship between commerce and art, music and the market, that has defined Nashville since 1925. It explores the conflicts and demons that have confronted Nashville’s artists and music industry down the years, such as the creative pressures of the ‘Nashville Sound’, the devastating impact of Elvis and then Bob Dylan, the rise and fall of the urban cowboys and the struggle of several Nashville legends to confront their inner demons.
And Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music is a rare chance to see Robert Elfstrom’s 1969 classic film that captures the Man in Black at his peak, the first of many in a looming rollercoaster career. Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash reveals the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon.