Produced to mark the 150th anniversary of the conflict, CIVIL WAR SONGS AND STORIES captures the sounds and tales from the Civil War era. Actor David Keith narrates. Mustered to preserve morale, professional brass bands accompanied Union and Confederate regiments throughout the war. The music - songs of patriotism, valor and victory, death and defeat - both inspired soldiers and consoled them, as the melodies conjured sweet memories from home and provided hope in seemingly hopeless circumstances. The program features expert commentary and modern interpretive performances of "Dixie," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Bonnie Blue Flag" and more by some of Nashville's most talented artists, including the legendary Crystal Gayle and American Idolsensation Bo Bice, along with William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys and Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, and many others.