Ovation Builds 'Song by Song' Catalogue

Orders New Doc Episodes on Sheryl Crow, Blondie, Lindsey Stirling

Ovation continues to add to its song catalogue.

The arts network has ordered new blocks for its original  documentary series Song by Song from TH Entertainment LLC, adding episodes featuring Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling. 

Ovation kicked off the franchise in 2012 with the premiere of Song by Song: Johnny Cash, which focused on the stories behind six of the country music legend’s most enduring hit songs.  The series was a critical and ratings success for the network, inspiring a second six-episode season, Song by Song: Dolly Parton, which premiered in early 2013. 

Ovation will kick off the new season this October with Song by Song: Sheryl Crow, focusing on the singer/songwriter’s hits “Strong Enough,” “If It Makes You Happy,” “My Favorite Mistake,” and “Redemption Day.” 

Song by Song: Blondie will premiere this November, featuring the pop/rock/punk super-group’s mega hits “One Way or Another,” “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” and “Rapture.” Founding Band members Deborah Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke are interviewed.

Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling will focus on the classically trained electronic violinist, performance artist and composer who has become an Internet sensation since first launching her YouTube channel, Lindseystomp, in 2007, which now has over 5 million subscribers. With over half a billion You Tube views, Stirling has become one of the biggest artist-development breakthrough stories in history.

Song by Song is a different twist on the music documentary genre. This series uses the featured artists’ hit songs to tell the story of what was happening at that time in their lives, what inspired them to write  the music and how their songs impacted their careers and popular culture,” said Ovation senior vice president of programming and production Scott Woodward. “Ovation had great success with our first two seasons, focused on legends Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. The series continues to grow and cross musical genres and eras with Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with these cultural icons.