Current Stars Look Back On Singers’ Popular Songs
These are just three female country music legends that will be featured in an upcoming PBS show, the “Iconic Women Of Country.”
The show pays tribute to 14 women icons of country music. It is set to air June 1 on PBS stations around the USA (check local listings for the time in your area).
Co-produced by Transform Films and TH Entertainment, LLC, the show features current female country music stars reflecting on each legend’s iconic song . Viewers hear stories behind the song, how it reflected the artist, why it had such an immediate impact, and why it’s lasted through the decades.
Using the songs as an entry point, “Iconic Women Of Country” provides an interesting look at the artist along with the context and influences that made the song so popular and timely. What drove these legends to write or perform each memorable song? How did the songs reflect their own lives? What inspired them? The program unearths stories and provides new insight through the reflections of those who have followed in the footsteps of legends and continue to sing these songs.
Here are the artists and songs that will be featured on the show:
- Kitty Wells – “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”
- Connie Smith – “Once A Day”
- Jeannie C. Riley – “Harper Valley PTA
- Barbara Mandrell – “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed”
- Patsy Montana – “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart”
- Dolly Parton – “Love Is Like A Butterfly”
- Tammy Wynette – “Stand By Your Man”
- Brenda Lee – “Big Four Poster Bed”
- Loretta Lynn – “You Ain’t Woman Enough”
- Jean Shepard – “Second Fiddle”
- Patsy Cline – “Walkin’ After Midnight”
- Dottie West – “Country Sunshine”
- Lynn Anderson – “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden”
- Minnie Pearl – Special Subject / Comedy Routine
A DVD will be available for purchase during the show.
“There couldn’t be a more important time to spotlight The Iconic Women of Country Music than now,” shares Universal Music Group Nashville President, Cindy Mabe. “Their influence and stories of overcoming continue to impact, support and build the next generation of Country music. Our rich musical history is magnified by these incredible women’s stories and music that changed culture. Country music wouldn’t be relevant without them.”