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Program Change 1/24 @ 9:00pm

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jan 24, 2014 1:54 PM

Due to last minute changes from PBS, we are not able to bring you the previously scheduled "The Real Mary Poppins" at 9:00pm on January 24.  PBS will be feeding an encore broadcast of Nashville 2.0 which premiered last October.


Artists appearing in NASHVILLE 2.0 are listed here in alphabetical order (* indicates a 2013 Americana Music Award winner; italics indicates a Grammy Award winner): Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers, Billy Bragg, Laura Cantrell, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rosanne Cash*, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cook, Rodney Crowell*, Dawes, Jerry Douglas, John Fullbright, Shakey Graves, Emmylou Harris*, The James Hunter Six, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Jim Lauderdale, The Lone Bellow, The Mavericks, The Milk Carton Kids, Buddy Miller, Mumford & Sons, Shovels and Rope*, Richard Thompson, and Dwight Yoakam*.                      

NASHVILLE 2.0: The Rise of Americana captures Nashville, known around the world as “music city,” in its role as the historic home of music icons and institutions, as well as rising stars and young musicians who arrive with new sounds and dreams of making it big. Creating the musical landscape of tomorrow, Nashville is home to Americana music, the 21st century version of country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, gospel and blues. This special explores the American musical melting pot, looking to the future while embracing the breadth and genius of roots music artists. NASHVILLE 2.0 tells the story, sings the songs, and celebrates the vibrancy of the Americana music scene.

“It’s astonishing how much vibrant, soul-shaking and exciting music is coming out right now from the Americana movement which both welcomes and blends the best of this country’s musical traditions,” says Donald Thoms, PBS Vice President of General Audience Programming and Talent Management.  “It’s doubly exciting to present NASHVILLE 2.0’s fast-paced and comprehensive primer on Americana music, paired with Austin City Limits’ annual concert that gives viewers a closer look at these performers and the songs that are constantly redefining the genre.”

NASHVILLE 2.0 airs on witf TV Friday January 24 at 9:00pm.

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