The Top 5 Country Music (Miniseries) Episodes

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If you’re a fan of country music, you’ll want to check out these five episodes of some of the best country music miniseries out there. From the heartwarming to the hilarious, these episodes are sure to please.

The Top 5 Country Music (Miniseries) Episodes

1. “The betrayal of trust”
The first episode of the country music miniseries explores the dark side of the industry as a young woman is lured into questionable business dealings by a manipulative producer.

2. “The big break”
A struggling artist finally gets her big break when she lands a gig opening for a major country star. But when she tries to cross over into the mainstream, she finds herself at odds with her traditional roots.

3. “The fire within”
After a devastating fire destroys her home and livelihood, a resilient woman picks herself up and starts anew, determined to make her country music dreams come true.

4. “The long road home”
A young man chases his dream of becoming a professional musician, but finds the road to success is paved with heartache and disappointment.

5. “The power of music”
In the final episode of the series, various characters’ lives intersect as they all struggle to find their place in the ever-changing world of country music.

The 5 Best Country Music (Miniseries) Episodes

1. The episode where the guys go to Nashville and visit the Grand Ole Opry
2. The episode where they visit Memphis and Graceland
3. The episode where they visit Texas and Willie Nelson’s ranch
4. The episode where they visit Loretta Lynn’s hometown in Kentucky
5. The episode where they visit Johnny Cash’s hometown in Arkansas

The 5 Greatest Country Music (Miniseries) Episodes

Just in time for the Emmys, we’re looking back at the greatest country music episodes of television. This list features a mix of miniseries, documentary series, and one-off specials that have all shared the common thread of country music.

#5. The Johnny Cash Show – “The Carter Family” (1969)
This episode of The Johnny Cash Show featured country music legends The Carter Family. The group performed some of their most famous songs, including “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Wildwood Flower.” This episode also featured an early performance by then-unknown Kris Kristofferson.

#4. Nashville – “I’ll Keep Climbing” (2013)
The third season of Nashville was full of great musical performances, but none was more emotional than this one. After a difficult few months, Rayna James (Connie Britton) finally returns to the stage with a stirring rendition of “I’ll Keep Climbing.” The moment is made all the more powerful by the fact that it’s based on a true story; Britton actually sang the song live at George Jones’ funeral in 2013.

#3. American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl (2013)
This American Masters special chronicles the life and career of country music legend Loretta Lynn. Featuring interviews with Lynn herself, as well as family members and friends, this film gives viewers a rare glimpse into the singer’s private life. In addition to featuring some of Lynn’s most famous songs, the film also showcases never-before-seen footage from her personal archives.

#2. Ken Burns’ Country Music (2019)
The latest installment in Ken Burns’ legendary documentary series chronicles the history of country music from its roots in folk and bluegrass to its present-day incarnation as a global phenomenon. Featuring over 100 interviews and performances, this 16-hour series is an essential viewing for any fan of country music.

#1. Hee Haw – “Might As Well Laugh About It Now” (1972)
This episode of Hee Haw features a star-studded lineup of country music legends, including Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, and Tammy Wynette. The group performs a medley of classic country hits, including Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” and Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man.” This episode is widely considered to be one of the greatest moments in television history.

The top 5 most popular Country Music (Miniseries) episodes are:

1. “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”
2. “Achy Breaky Heart”
3. “I Will Always Love You”
4. “Stand By Your Man”
5. “Friends in Low Places”

The 5 Most Watched Country Music (Miniseries) Episodes

1)The 5th annual CMA Awards – This was the most watched country music event of the year, bringing in an average of 28.8 million viewers.

2) The Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood-hosted 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – An average of 27.7 million people tuned in to watch this event.

3) The 50th Annual ACM Awards – Another high rated country music event, averaging 26.5 million viewers.

4) The 47th Annual CMA Awards – This show brought in an average of 25.8 million viewers.

5) The 2013 American Music Awards – Although not technically a country music event, this show featured many performances by country artists and averaged 25.2 million viewers.

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