We can’t wait for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s new program Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History. It is the newest music miniseries from CNN.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the eight-part original series will premiere on Thursday, April 20 at 10 PM Eastern.
The series will explore the music tied to important moments in history, how it captured a moment in time, unifying people and defining generations.
Each episode will focus on how music has played a role in celebrating, criticizing and amplifying events in American history, such as September 11th, 2001 to Hurricane Katrina.
Soundtracks features rare video of musicians, journalists, historians and other notable figures including Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, Paul Simon, Melissa Etheridge and more.
The series premiere, The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., looks at the music that kept the spirit of the civil rights movement alive following King’s death and spotlights songs ranging from James Brown’s “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud).”
Set your DVR now for April 20th… and don’t forget to record all 8 parts. If it is anything like the CNN shows about the 70s, 80s and 90s it will be well worth watching!
Check out a preview here: