Tennessean: Ken Burns unveils guitars signed by country music legends at Belmont ahead of upcoming documentary

Oscar-nominated documentarian Ken Burns joined Belmont University President Bob Fisher Wednesday in unveiling two guitars signed by many of the country music artists who were interviewed for Burns' upcoming eight-part film, "Country Music," at the school's Gallery of Iconic Guitars. The two Martin D-28 guitars, signed by 76 out of 101 musicians featured in "Country

Billboard: How Ken Burns’ New Documentary Will ‘Redefine What People Think of As Country Music’

Ken Burns reaches into his front-right jeans pocket to retrieve a small, burnished silver heart, then a coin awarded to learning-disabled students who memorize The Gettysburg Address. Next he pulls out a button from the uniform of a soldier who landed at Normandy on D-Day and, finally, a Minié ball fired from a musket at

The Washington Post: How maximum security inmates took on Cambridge in a debate about nuclear weapons — and won

"The three students from the University of Cambridge, wearing black suits and clutching sheaves of papers, stepped onto the wooden auditorium stage under the warm yellow lights. As members of a storied debate team, they had competed the world over but never in a place like this — a stripped-down hall in a maximum-security prison

Rolling Stone: Vince Gill Stuns at Ken Burns’ All-Star ‘Country Music’ Concert

Vince Gill was having some trouble with the teleprompter during the taping of Ken Burns’ all-star “Country Music: Live at the Ryman” concert in Nashville on Wednesday night. “That’s why I didn’t go to college — I suck at reading,” he joked with characteristic self-deprecating humor after flubbing one of his lines. The show was taped

Associated Press: Ken Burns Prize for Film to honor documentaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Ken Burns, who elevated the craft of historical documentaries. Officials announced on Tuesday the creation of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. The annual award will recognize a filmmaker whose documentary uses original research and compelling narrative to