Two-hour special celebrates ‘Kings of Country Music’ – ATV Today

Best on the Box highlight for Saturday, April 23…

Join Channel 5 for an unmissable journey into the world of kings of the country. The program delves into the work of Johnny Cash, John Denver, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers and features a mix of legendary performances, iconic videos and rarely seen archive footage of unforgettable songs. This is supported by a compelling on-screen backstory and surprising facts that bring your favorite country songs and artists to life.

The show kicks off with Johnny Cash in Nashville performing the greatest country song of them all, at least according to Rolling Stone Magazine, I walk the line, quickly followed by Glen Campbell’s immortal anthem to telegraph pole repairers, Wichita lineman.

Over the next two hours, the show covers every great song by a country king you can think of – from Kenny Rogers The player at John Denver Take Me Home Country Roadsas well as genre-defying modern classics like Old Town Road by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus and Elvis Presley, who went nationwide with his version of Hank Williams I’m so alone I could cry.

Along the way, the show uncovers fascinating facts and surprising connections, from the Groucho Marx quip that inspired the 1980 country hit If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me, to the story of how songwriter and pilot Kris Kristofferson landed his helicopter on Johnny Cash’s lawn to get his attention and ended up writing a song for Cash. The show is completed by the singing of John Denver Thank god I’m a country boya sentiment that every one of our country kings would agree with.

Kings of Country Music: Broken Hearts & Bourbon, Channel 5, tonight at 9:15 p.m.


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