Video: Country Comes to Cable

The Nashville Network resounds with down-home sounds

With a whoop and a holler and a dash of down-home glitter, country music strutted onto cable television last week. The Nashville Network, a joint venture from WSM Inc. of Nashville (owners of the Grand Ole Opry) and Group W Satellite Communications, was beamed into some 7 million homes via 725 cable operators. It was the largest subscriber launch in the history of cable television. The inaugural evening featured five hours of live music by such country stars as Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris and Tanya Tucker as...

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