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Song by Song Season 5 Episodes

Season 5 Episode Guide

10 Episodes 2014 - 2014

Episode 1

Lindsey Stirling: Crystallize

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 30 mins

A behind-the-music look at Lindsey Stirling and her song "Crystallize." Included: Stirling's use of YouTube as a promotional tool.

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Episode 2

Lindsey Stirling: Elements

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 30 mins

The focus is on Lindsey Stirling and her song "Elements." Included: Stirling's passion for dance in her videos.

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Episode 3

Dolly Parton: Coat of Many Colors

Tue, Jan 15, 2019 30 mins

How Dolly Parton's impoverished childhood became a breeding ground for her drive and independence.

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Episode 4

Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 30 mins

Dolly breaks ties with Porter Wagoner, and writes a simple tune that expresses her feelings for her now riled ex-partner.

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Episode 5

Dolly Parton: 9 to 5

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 30 mins

Originally recorded for the feature film "9 to 5," Dolly's ode to the working woman coincided with her Hollywood big screen debut. She received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Song and acting nominations from the Golden Globes.

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Episode 6

Dolly Parton: Travelin' Thru

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 30 mins

"Travelin' Thru" marked Dolly's second Academy Award nomination.

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Episode 7

Dolly Parton: Jolene

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 30 mins

Rolling Stone ranked "Jolene" in the top 250 greatest songs of all time. Parton wrote the hit song about a redheaded woman who was paying a little too much attention to her husband.

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Episode 8

Dolly Parton: It's All Wrong but It's All Right

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 30 mins

Dolly's seventh number one country single crosses over to the pop charts. Parton talks about the struggle of keeping her country roots while trying to reach a larger pop music audience.

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Episode 9

Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 30 mins

This episode reveals Johnny Cash's early struggles to find his voice.

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Episode 10

Johnny Cash: Hurt

Sun, Feb 23, 2020 30 mins

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor talk about how and why he was cautious giving the song to Johnny Cash.

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