Nashville’s WNPT To Air Don Mclean Documentary
Photo by Patrisha McLean
The writer of what could be America’s all-time favorite sing-along, American Pie, will soon be featured in an authorized documentary. DON McLEAN: American Troubadour will be screened for Nashville residents on WNPT on March 15th. McLean granted unprecedented access and interviews for the film, revealing his personal account of a career spanning over four decades and songs that have become integral parts of American pop culture. The documentary features 17 live performances including “American Pie,” “Vincent,” “Crying” and “I Love You So” along with extensive commentary by historian and Rolling Stone journalist Douglas Brinkley.
American Troubadour is produced and directed by four-time Emmy award-winning Jim Brown whose work includes: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, The Weavers: Wasn’t That A Time, and A Vision Shared: Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. “I let Jim Brown into my life because I respect him and trust him,” explains McLean. “We’ve known each other for forty years and he allowed my ideas to be fully realized while telling my story accurately and poetically.”