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Country music

Country music’s first major “supergroup” was formed in 1985, comprising Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. The Highwaymen took their name from a Jimmy Webb song (“Highwayman”), later famously covered by Glen Campbell, about a soul who went through different incarnations. For these four country greats, the Highwaymen was just another career incarnation, so to speak — one that lasted a decade and yielded a couple of albums. Jim Brown is a four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director/writer and cinematographer who is responsible for some of the most popular and critically acclaimed musical documentary programs of the last four decades. These include 50 Years With Peter, Paul and Mary, Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust-The Bridge to Russia and American Masters – Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. He breaks new ground with THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END.

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Country musicTerry Jennings had a front-row seat to his father, Waylon Jennings iconic country music career. A complex man, Waylon’s relationship with drugs and women is the stuff of legends. But through all of the ups and downs of his life, Waylon Jennings was always the consummate musician and at his heart a family man. Terry saw it all and offers up surprising insights into his father, the man and his music.

The HighwaymenA look at country music ‘supergroup’ The Highwaymen with producer of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END, Jim Brown and at the man who was Waylon Jennings with Terry Jennings author of WAYLON, TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD, Wednesday, September 7, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For further information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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The life of “The Queen of Country Music” Loretta Lynn is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 2, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are the producers of a new documentary AMERICAN MASTERS – LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL, Elizabeth Trojian and Elliot Halpern and Lynn’s granddaughter, Tayla Lynn. The PBS special premiers Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS, during Women’s History Month as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series and in conjunction with the release of Lynn’s first new studio album in 10 years, FULL CIRCLE.

LORETTA LYNN GUITARjpgInducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist to date, Loretta Lynn has earned four Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and sold more than 45 million records worldwide. “She’s written anti-war anthems, songs about birth control, pregnancy and divorce, all with a sincerity and honesty that transcends music genres, politics and gender,” said executive producer Elizabeth Trojian of Yap Films Inc. “You couldn’t make up a better example of the American Dream than Loretta Lynn’s astonishing rags-to-riches story. Her 48-year marriage to Doo and their rare partnership is also one of the great love stories of our times,” said executive producer Elliott Halpern of Yap Films Inc.

LORETTA LYNNS RANCHWednesday, March 2, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the rags to riches story of one of America’s great singer-songwriters, Loretta Lynn, with granddaughter and country music performer Tayla Lynn and film producers Elizabeth Trojian and Elliot Halpern in a preview of the new PBS, American Masters documentary, LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL, airing, Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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