country music

Warrick McZeke finds his love in Country Music

September 30, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Warrick McZeke

Growing up in Loris, S.C. Warrick McZeke was always around music and family. That’s where his interest in performing began, whether R&B, jazz, or soul. But today, he’s found his love in country music. It all began in a dorm on the campus of Clemson University and with a...

SCETV's Songwriting Workshop featured Patrick Davis and Friends

September 14, 2019 - Posted in Education by Tabitha Safdi
Songwriting Workshop

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) hosted a songwriting workshop featuring Patrick Davis, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Phillip Lammonds, in conjunction with the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “Country Music." SCETV also launched a country music...

Spartanburg Songwriter Made His Mark in Nashville with Country Music

September 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
David Ball (second from left) and his band.

Country music has made and broken careers for close to a century now. David Ball of Spartanburg is one of the survivors, enjoying a long career in the field. In high school he joined the legendary acoustic trio Uncle Walt's Band, playing a blend of bluegrass, blues, swing...

Columbia Native's Country Music Dream Lasts a Lifetime

September 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Bemo Prince, at the mic, with some of his band members.

Country music finds fans in a variety of ways, most often by either hearing the music on the radio or seeing country artists play live. That's the way Bemo Prince of Columbia became a country music fan. "My daddy took me to hear...Snuffy Jenkins and the Hired Hands, and I...

Country Music USA

September 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Dwight Yoakam plays a Martin D-28 guitar.

Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone’s Country Music USA has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music’s folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio into the...

Celebrating Country Music – songwriting contest and more!

September 2, 2019 - Posted in Education by Stephanie Frazier
Graphic from Ken Burns Country Music airing for two weeks on SCETV beginning September 15, 2019

Catchy lyrics, guitars, cowboy hats and boots...this September is all things country music. Join us for a month-long celebration of Ken Burns’ new documentary on country music. There are multiple opportunities for educators and students to join the conversation.

Patrick Davis and Family

August 20, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Patrick Davis

We visit Camden, SC with singer, songwriter Patrick Davis and his musical family. This story was originally published December 20, 2017. NOTE: Tuesday, Sept. 10th, at SCETV in Columbia, we are celebrating the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “Country Music,” with...

South Carolina ETV to host "Country Music" film screening and concert event

August 16, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Country Music

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced “Carolina Country with Patrick Davis & Friends” – a film screening and concert event taking place September 10, 2019 at SCETV’s headquarters in Columbia. The event is part of the network’s...

South Carolina ETV launches country music songwriting contest

July 24, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Country Music

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced the launch of a country music songwriting contest, taking place in conjunction with the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “Country Music.” Targeting rising fifth through 12th grade...

Distinguished Artists Play Southern Sound Series in York

May 31, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
The Steel Wheels playing the Southern Sound Series

The Southern Sound Series is an annual event hosted by the Culture and Heritage Museums at McCelvey Center's Lowry Family Theatre in York, South Carolina. The musical acts this year included Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Mark O’Connor Band, and Rhiannon Giddens. While each...

Bluegrass Music is a South Carolina Tradition

May 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The mandolin is a central of many Bluegrass groups.

Bluegrass music has always been popular in South Carolina, but Willie Wells thinks it’s about to break out to a new, mass popularity. Every Friday night, Wells holds a bluegrass jam at his store, Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor. Fans and musicians enjoy a performance...

SC Native Josh Turner Talks About the Importance of Reading

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Josh Turner

Josh Turner, country music star and South Carolina native, talks about the importance of reading. Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books! And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American...

Virtual School Helps Young Singer

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Shelby Shealy

South Carolina educational options continue to grow with the addition of charter and virtual schools. And some students are beginning to see that traditional brick and mortar schools might not be the best fit for them. Shelby Shealy, an aspiring country music star, is one...

Friday's at Bill's

June 3, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Bill's Old Time Music Hall

"Friday At Bill's" is a story about music and it's also a story about a small business in transition. Bill Wells, founder of Bill's Music Shop and Pickin' Parlor, died in November 2011, and his son, Willie Wells, stepped up to run the family business, a musical institution...