Country Music: Live at the Ryman DVD
On March 27, 2019, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns invited some of country music's
finest artists to gather at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium to celebrate
the launch of his landmark PBS series Country Music. Burns and his longtime collaborator
Dayton Duncan curated an evening of selected highlights from the series combined with
performances of the music's iconic songs by some of country's finest artists.
Among those performing on stage that night were Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney
Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor, Ricky Skaggs, Marty
Stuart, Holly Williams, and Dwight Yoakam.
The result is a musical journey tracing the evolution of country music and its many branches and highlighting its foundational stars: songs from Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to Hank Williams and Bob Wills, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, from Bill Monroe and Patsy Cline to Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard, and many more.