Parents' Guide to


By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tales behind the tunes are tailored to true fans.

TV VH1 Reality TV 1996
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The musicians' stories seem unrehearsed, which gives the show a refreshingly unpolished quality. But this can sometimes backfire, resulting in unfocused ramblings or incomplete thoughts. For viewers without a strong affinity for the featured performers, Storytellers can be downright dull.

While editing plays an important part in individual episodes' success, some seem picked dry of juicy details. For instance, in the Dixie Chicks installment, the Chicks spoke only vaguely about the controversy surrounding their political comments when they introduced their song "Not Ready to Make Nice." Perhaps the live performance included more detail about this major episode in their career history, but viewers were left wondering. Dedicated fans can look for additional footage on the VH1 Web site.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 20, 1996
  • Network: VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 1, 2022

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