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Nashville 2.0: The Rise Of Americana

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Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal perform during the PBS ARTS Fall Festival “Nashville 2.0” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, August 5, 2013.

Airs Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

"Nashville 2.0: The Rise Of Americana," which premiered Nov. 22, 2013, is part of the 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival.

The list is a comprehensive lineup of rising and veteran country, folk, rock and multi-genre artists who are prominent in the Americana movement. Several of the artists are winners of 2013 Americana Music Awards that were given out last month. The hour-long documentary includes performances from many of these artists, as well as insightful interviews with musicians and music critics about the vibrant scene centered in Nashville, Tennessee.


Artists appearing in the program are listed here in alphabetical order: 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.

The program 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.