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Country Music

Description

Director Ken Burns presents a comprehensive look at the history of country music in America and its evolution throughout the 20th century. From its early years in the 1920s, when it was termed "hillbilly music," to the rise of bluegrass and rockabilly, the series also looks at how Nashville, Tenn., became the epicenter of the country music industry. Highlighting the connection between country music artists and their fans, the series concludes in the mid-1990s when a young Garth Brooks helps bring country music to a whole new level.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Hard Times (1933-1945)

    Nashville, Tenn., becomes the center of the country music industry as it grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II. (120 minutes)

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  • Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)

    The country stars of post-war America, including Hank Williams, whose songs are inspired by his troubled and tragically short life. (120 minutes)

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