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Nashville

The Foo Fighters discover the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight American cities, recording their eighth studio album along the way.

Foo Fighters go on a musical tour of America, from the desert to the Midwest and from jazz to punk, visiting the studios and meeting the musicians that have helped shape the country's vast musical wealth. Directed by Dave Grohl, the series taps into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities where the location is only revealed once each episode is broadcast - Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC.

Along the way they record their eighth studio album, one song in each city at a legendary recording studio integral to its history. Every track features local legends and each episode delves into the identity of each city - showing how the region shaped the members of the Foo Fighters in their formative years and, in turn, how they impacted the cultural fabric of their hometowns. Sonic Highways is, in Grohl's words, 'a love letter to the history of American music.'

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1 hour

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Foo Fighters

    Something From Nothing

  • Foo Fighters

    Times Like These

  • Waylon Jennings

    Nashville Bum

  • Dolly Parton

    My Tennessee Mountain Home

  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Grand Ole Opry Song

  • Bryan Lee Brown & Eric McFadden

    Cowboy Stories

  • Del Reeves

    Dime at a Time

  • Tony Joe White

    Swamp Rap

  • The Kitty Wells Family Gospel Singers

    Let's Regain the Garden

  • Dolly Parton

    Joshua

  • Lightnin’ Hopkins

    Lightnin's Stomp

  • Tony Joe White

    Polk Salad Annie

  • Eric McFadden

    Day After the Five Points

  • George Jones

    He Stopped Loving Her Today

  • Johnny Cash

    Folsom Prison Blues

  • Kenny Rogers

    The Gambler

  • Roger Miller

    King of the Road

  • Tammy Wynette

    Stand By Your Man

  • Dolly Parton

    9 to 5

  • Lady Antebellum

    Need You Now

  • Tony Joe White

    Boom Boom

  • Roy Orbison

    Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)

  • Ray Price

    Feet

  • Dixie Chicks

    Cowboy Take Me Away

  • Dolly Parton

    Dumb Blonde

  • Steve Earle

    Fort Worth Blues

  • Taylor Swift

    I Knew You Were Trouble

  • Zac Brown Band

    Chicken Fried

  • Zac Brown Band

    Day for the Dead

  • Slayer

    Raining Blood

  • John Williams

    Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Espanola, Op. 47, No. 5

  • Zac Brown Band

    Free

  • Jason Aldean

    1984

  • Steve Earle

    Mercenary Song

  • Led Zeppelin

    When The Levee Breaks

  • Whitney Houston

    I Will Always Love You

  • Dolly Parton

    I Will Always Love You

  • Tina Turner

    Steamy Windows

  • Tony Joe White

    Steamy Windows

  • Willie Nelson

    Crazy

  • Johnny Cash

    How Great Thou Art

  • Zac Brown Band

    Enter Sandman

  • Zac Brown Band

    Keep Me in Mind

  • Fox Brothers

    Heaven Bound

  • Zac Brown Band

    The Muse

  • Foo Fighters

    Congregation

  • Bill Monroe

    Bluegrass Breakdown

  • Patsy Cline

    Crazy

  • Willie Nelson

    When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

  • Roy Clark

    Ghost Riders in the Sky

  • Joe Maphis, Foolin' Kate & Merle Travis

    Turkey in the Straw

  • Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Marty Stuart, Steve Wariner & Ricky Skaggs

    Working Man Blues

  • George Beverly Shea

    How Great Thou Art

  • Johnny Cash

    Hurt

  • Lady Antebellum

    We Owned the Night

  • Taylor Swift

    Mine

  • Taylor Swift

    Picture to Burn

  • Zac Brown Band

    Sweet Annie

  • Lady Antebellum

    Dancin' Away with My Heart

  • Lady Antebellum

    Bartender

  • Johnny Cash

    She Used to Love Me a Lot

  • Lady Antebellum

    Wanted You More

  • Taylor Swift

    You Belong with Me

  • Taylor Swift

    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

  • Lady Antebellum

    Goodbye Town

  • Mud on the Tires

  • Brad Paisley

    Mud on the Tires

Credit

Role Contributor
Director Dave Grohl