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When three teenaged brothers and their cousin rebelled against their strict, religious Southern upbringing to form Kings of Leon, their humble backstory garnered almost as much attention as their music. Many questioned if they were really related and if rumors of their father being a Pentecostal preacher were true. Since then, the band has achieved worldwide, Grammy® Award-winning success and Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon lies to rest the mystery and myths as it details the rise to fame from their bible belt beginnings.
The documentary kicks off at the annual Followill family reunion in the back woods of Talihina, OK, where the boys return to their roots and unwind with their family. First-time director and Followill friend Stephen C. Mitchell weaves personal home videos, unedited interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the band's journey from their small-town beginnings -- spent in poverty and touring the circuit with their father, a Pentecostal evangelist minister, and their devout mother -- to living the rock star dream.
Great feature regarding some of the history behind The Kings of Leon.Published 6 months ago by Jim Golden
I was cat sitting and giving kitty some lap time when I stumbled over this on Netflix (sorry Amazon). Read morePublished 13 months ago by Pamela Riek
This was a very honest and interesting look at this musical family. Wow, they use a lot of adult language, so this is definitely NOT for younger viewers.Published 15 months ago by Steven Vandewal
Even if you don't care for KOL, an awesome and raw documentary that really tells a story of "rags to riches."
A MUST SEE!!