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A&E Network announced three new country music projects celebrating country music icons Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers with specials premiering this spring. Willie Nelson: American Outlaw premiered Sunday, April 12 at 10/9c and paid tribute to Nelson’s seven-decade long career through emotional performances, interviews and behind the scenes concert footage. Biography: Dolly premiered Sunday, April 12 at 8/7c and explored the life and five-decade career of the songwriter and performer who has influenced generations of country and pop artists. Biography: Kenny Rogers premiered Monday, April 13 at 9/8c and followed Rogers’ journey to country singer, actor, and pop-culture icon. Merle Haggard: Salute to a Country Legend premiered Monday, April 13 at 11/10c and was a one-night-only concert special honoring the music and legacy of Haggard on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a cultural icon whose powerful voice and songwriting skills have established her as a presence on both the country and pop music charts for decades.


Kenny Rogers

Award-winning singer/songwriter Kenny Rogers enjoyed enormous success on both the country and pop charts with hits like "Lucille," "The Gambler" and "Islands in the Stream."


Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is a country singer-songwriter known for hit songs like "Crazy" and "On the Road Again."

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