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'Nathan Carter: Celtic Country' to premiere on AETN Aug. 26

Posted 15 Aug 2018

Country and Irish music sensation Nathan Carter was catapulted to stardom in 2012 when his version of "Wagon Wheel" became a hit. "Nathan Carter: Celtic Country" will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Sunday, Aug. 26, at 5:30 p.m.

Carter's album, also called "Wagon Wheel," was a commercial success, making it to the top three on the Irish Album Chart. In 2016, Carter won the RTÉ Irish Country Music Awards for Live Act of the Year and All-Time Favorite Country Song for "Wagon Wheel."

"Celtic Country" was recorded live in Dublin at the 3Arena in April 2017 and features Carter singing a variety of country and Irish classics and playing the accordion, piano and guitar. The special will feature these performances:

During the broadcast, viewers will have the opportunity to make a donation to the AETN Foundation to receive passes to Carter live in concert in Branson. All proceeds will support programming on AETN.

The AETN Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The AETN Foundation builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).