Illinois Country

Telling the story of country music in Illinois. Featuring Alison Krauss, Mo Pitney, & More

Illinois Country is a one-hour documentary from Illinois Public Media that tells the story of Illinois’ singular role in the history of country music in the United States. The film traces the progression of the genre from early gathering halls and small-town hoedowns, to The National Barn Dance in Chicago and Farm Aid in Champaign, and on to today’s Illinois-bred Grammy winners..

    Illinois Country is a local public television program presented by WILL-TV.