Country Music

Les Leverett: Opry Photographer

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Les Leverett was the official staff photographer for The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, from 1960-1992. During those 32 years, he captured images of nearly every country star of note, from Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff to Garth Brooks and Emmylou Harris. Along the way, his photographs revealed the changes and continuities in the music he loved and the people who made it.

Aired: 09/15/19

Rating: TV-PG

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