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    Watch: Rhiannon Giddens Performs in Ryman Concert Celebrating Ken Burns's "Country Music" Film

    Rhiannon Giddens performed in a concert celebrating Country Music, the new documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last March, joining Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, and others. The concert special was broadcast on PBS stations across the United States yesterday and can be seen again below. Giddens is the first to perform, at about six minutes in, joined by Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor on "Ruby Are You Mad at Your Man," a song heard on Carolina Chocolate Drops 2012 album, Leaving Eden. She returns to sing Willie Nelson's song "Crazy," made famous by Patsy Cline, at forty-six minutes in and comes back on stage once more for the all-star finale, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Ken Burns's film Country Music will premiere on PBS stations next Sunday, September 15, at 8pm.

    Giddens returns to Nashville this week for AmericanaFest, where she will receive the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award from the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and the Americana Music Association at the Americana Honors & Awards ceremony this Wednesday at, once again, the Ryman. She will also join writer John Jeremiah Sullivan, whose article on Giddens and Frank Johnson—posthumous recipient of the same Legacy award—was published in The New Yorker earlier this year, on the closing day of AmericanaFest on Friday.

    A two-LP vinyl edition of Giddens's new album, there is no Other, made with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, will be released on Nonesuch this Friday. The album, produced by Joe Henry, was released on CD and digitally to critical acclaim earlier this year. "This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious," exclaims Uncut, "and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament." To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store; you can also listen now on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Rhiannon Giddens performed in a concert celebrating Country Music, the new Ken Burns film, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in March, joining Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, and others. The concert was broadcast on PBS yesterday and can be seen here. Giddens performs "Ruby Are You Mad at Your Man" with Ketch Secor, Willie Nelson's "Crazy," and in the all-star finale, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Country Music premieres on PBS this Sunday. Giddens receives the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award at the Americana Honors & Awards this Wednesday.

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Rhiannon Giddens performed in a concert celebrating Country Music, the new documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last March, joining Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, and others. The concert special was broadcast on PBS stations across the United States yesterday and can be seen again below. Giddens is the first to perform, at about six minutes in, joined by Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor on "Ruby Are You Mad at Your Man," a song heard on Carolina Chocolate Drops 2012 album, Leaving Eden. She returns to sing Willie Nelson's song "Crazy," made famous by Patsy Cline, at forty-six minutes in and comes back on stage once more for the all-star finale, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." Ken Burns's film Country Music will premiere on PBS stations next Sunday, September 15, at 8pm.

Giddens returns to Nashville this week for AmericanaFest, where she will receive the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award from the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and the Americana Music Association at the Americana Honors & Awards ceremony this Wednesday at, once again, the Ryman. She will also join writer John Jeremiah Sullivan, whose article on Giddens and Frank Johnson—posthumous recipient of the same Legacy award—was published in The New Yorker earlier this year, on the closing day of AmericanaFest on Friday.

A two-LP vinyl edition of Giddens's new album, there is no Other, made with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, will be released on Nonesuch this Friday. The album, produced by Joe Henry, was released on CD and digitally to critical acclaim earlier this year. "This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious," exclaims Uncut, "and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament." To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store; you can also listen now on Spotify and Apple Music.

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