As part of BBC Four and BBC Radio 2’s ‘Country Nights’ season in November, WBBC produced two programmes to be featured across the season. The first was a documentary film entitled ‘Bob Harris: My Nashville,’ which chronicles the rise and rise of the music community in Music City USA.
‘Whispering’ Bob Harris journeys to America’s country music capital and reveals why Nashville became Music City USA. From the beginnings of the Grand Ole Opry on commercial radio, through the threatening onset of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, right up to the modern mainstream hits of Music Row, this is the story of how music has shaped Nashville and why today it’s a place of pilgrimage for musicians from all over the world.
As well as iconic venues on Lower Broadway and the historic hit factories of 16th Avenue, Bob also explores the East Nashville music scene and discovers a rebellious flip-side to the country coin.