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Sat, Aug. 20 at 6pm - Country Pop Legends

Glen Campbell, Country Pop Legends
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Glen Campbell, Country Pop Legends

Country pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s in this MY MUSIC special. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. New performances from Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with full-length vintage gems from the vaults.

COUNTRY POP LEGENDS is part of special programming airing on PBS stations. Tune in Sat, Aug. 20 at 6pm on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Watch with WSIU Passport.

About the Show
“This is about respect and preserving the legacy of so many classic country performers that defined the soundtrack of generations,” says TJ Lubinsky, executive producer, and creator of the MY MUSIC series. “In our MY MUSIC specials, we’ve gone from doo wop to disco, folk rock to movie songs; now it’s time for music straight from the heartland.”

COUNTRY POP LEGENDS includes the following performances:

  • “Southern Nights”/ “Rhinestone Cowboy” – Glen Campbell
  • “Please Send Me the Pillow You Dream On”/ “Please Help Me I’m Falling” – Hank Locklin
  • Gene Autry – archival tribute
  • “The Old Lamplighter”/ “The Three Bells” – The Browns (reunited)
  • “Tennessee Waltz” – Patti Page
  • Eddy Arnold – archival tribute
  • “Still”/ “City Lights” – Bill Anderson
  • Tammy Wynette – archival tribute
  • “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” – Crystal Gayle
  • Johnny Cash and Buck Owens – archival tribute
  • “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”/ “Hooked on a Feeling” – BJ Thomas
  • “I Can Help” – Billy Swan
  • “Let Your Love Flow” – Bellamy Brothers

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