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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 50th anniversary special to air on AETN March 12

Posted 10 Mar 2016

For 50 years the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has stood at the forefront of American music, delivering top 10 hits on both the pop and country charts, including their groundbreaking, Grammy Hall of Fame triple album, 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' (1972) – a true mark on the American musical landscape. 'Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years And Circlin' Back' will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Saturday, March 12, at 8:30 p.m.

Filmed in Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, this concert celebrates the musical milestones of the band's amazing career in a string of hits performed with guests Vince Gill, Jackson Browne, Allison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that 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. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).