Enjoy Ken Burns’ Country Music with a Wisconsin twist

September 15, 2019

After many months of anticipation, we’re thrilled to share Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns with Wisconsin Public Television viewers. We’re especially excited to highlight some key Wisconsin connections to this landmark eight-part film – without which the production wouldn’t exist. Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns Premieres 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15…

‘American Epic’ and WPT’s Recorded Folk Music

May 23, 2017

The groundbreaking three-part documentary American Epic takes us around the country to explore how the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time in the 1920s. In the second part, “Blood and Soil,” airing tonight on WPT at 8 p.m., viewers will explore musical stories from the rural South. Charley Patton, Elder Burch and others made…

30MMH On the Road: Exclusive Backstage Performance From The Roys

August 16, 2013

When The Roys visited Country Thunder – one of the United States’ biggest country music festivals in Twin Lakes, Wis., the brother and sister duo of Elaine and Lee invited the 30-Minute Music Hour On the Road crew onto their tour bus for an exclusive acoustic performance of “Another Minute” from their new album, “Gypsy…

Watch the Late George Jones on ACL

April 26, 2013

Country music lost one of its finest voices this morning, with the news that George Jones passed away in a Nashville hospital. Jones was 81 years old and in the midst of a year-long farewell tour that was to culminate in an all-star blowout bash at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena in November. While he won’t…