Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn & More ‘Iconic Women of Country Music’ to Be Celebrated in PBS Program

The influence of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Barbara Mandrell gets a fresh examination with a new program, Iconic Women of Country Music, that will debut June 1 on PBS stations, Billboard has learned.

The production uses original interviews, archival footage and classic songs to explore how a small parade of females fought gender bias across several decades to create some of the genre’s most significant recordings, including Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man,” Kitty Wells’ “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” and Jeannie C. Riley’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

The project, co-produced by Transform Films and TH Entertainment, includes appearances by Connie Smith, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Trisha Yearwood, among others.



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