Tennessee and Kentucky
Reginald D Hunter begins his road trip through the American south by visiting the home of country music and tackling the tradition of blackface minstrelsy.
In the first of a three-part road trip, Georgia-born but London-based Reginald D Hunter returns home to explore the American south both past and present through its world-famous songs. Reg begins by exploring the sounds of Kentucky and Tennessee and the disturbing tradition of blackface minstrelsy.
Hunter is led through the south by its signature songs, including Dolly Parton's My Tennessee Mountain Home, Knoxville Girl, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Chattanooga Choo Choo and minstrel songs such as My Ol' Kentucky Home and Old Folks at Home.
On his voyage Reg visits Dollywood, a slave plantation in Bardstown, Nashville - the home of country music, a moonshine distillery in Gatlinburg and a string band festival in Mount Airy.
Featuring Dolly Parton, The Handsome Family and Del McCoury.
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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Presenter||Reginald D Hunter|
|Series Producer||Ben Whalley|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Participant||The Handsome Family|