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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

  • 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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  • I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)

    A visit to Memphis, Tenn., during the age of rockabilly with Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley; Ray Charles crosses over racial borders by recording a country album; Patsy Cline rises to stardom with a smooth new sound. (120 minutes)

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  • The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)

    Country music artists like Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Charley Pride reflect a changing America as they appeal to wide audiences. (120 minutes)

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