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Ken Burns’s eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it.

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Description

Ken Burns’s eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it.

    • EPISODE 1

    The Rub (Beginnings –1933)

    After centuries of percolating in America’s immigrant and racial mix, particularly in the American South, what was first called “hillbilly music” begins reaching more people through the new technologies of phonographs and radio.

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    • 1 Hour 52 Minutes

    After centuries of percolating in America’s immigrant and racial mix, particularly in the American South, what was first called “hillbilly music” begins reaching more people through the new technologies of phonographs and radio.

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    • 1 Hour 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Hard Times (1933 –1945)

    During the Great Depression and World War II, country music thrives and reaches bigger audiences. Gene Autry sets off a craze for singing cowboys, Bob Wills adapts jazz’s Big Band sound to create Texas Swing, and Roy Acuff becomes a star.

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    • 1 Hour 53 Minutes

    During the Great Depression and World War II, country music thrives and reaches bigger audiences. Gene Autry sets off a craze for singing cowboys, Bob Wills adapts jazz’s Big Band sound to create Texas Swing, and Roy Acuff becomes a star.

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    • 1 Hour 53 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 –1953)

    Country music adapts to the cultural changes of post-war society. Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs transform string band music into Bluegrass. Out of the bars comes a new sound and songs about drinking, cheating, and heartbreak: Honky Tonk.

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    • 1 Hour 53 Minutes

    Country music adapts to the cultural changes of post-war society. Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs transform string band music into Bluegrass. Out of the bars comes a new sound and songs about drinking, cheating, and heartbreak: Honky Tonk.

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    • 1 Hour 53 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 –1963)

    In Memphis, the confluence of blues and hillbilly music at Sun Studios gives birth to “rockabilly,” the precursor of rock and roll. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are at the forefront. Nashville has become Music City USA.

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    • 1 Hour 51 Minutes

    In Memphis, the confluence of blues and hillbilly music at Sun Studios gives birth to “rockabilly,” the precursor of rock and roll. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are at the forefront. Nashville has become Music City USA.

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    • 1 Hour 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    The Sons and Daughters Of America (1964 –1968)

    During a time of upheaval, country music reflects the changes in American society. Loretta Lynn performs songs that speak on behalf of women. Charley Pride becomes a country star. Merle Haggard becomes the “Poet of the Common Man.”

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    • 1 Hour 54 Minutes

    During a time of upheaval, country music reflects the changes in American society. Loretta Lynn performs songs that speak on behalf of women. Charley Pride becomes a country star. Merle Haggard becomes the “Poet of the Common Man.”

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    • 1 Hour 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972)

    With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions. Kris Kristofferson abandons his military career, becomes a writer whose lyricism sets a new standard for country songs.

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    • 1 Hour 52 Minutes

    With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions. Kris Kristofferson abandons his military career, becomes a writer whose lyricism sets a new standard for country songs.

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    • 1 Hour 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)

    Defining country music is debated as never before, and the argument sparks a vibrant era. Dolly Parton crosses over to mainstream success. Willie Nelson finds creative freedom in Texas. Emmylou Harris influences a new generation of artists.

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    • 2 Hours 20 Minutes

    Defining country music is debated as never before, and the argument sparks a vibrant era. Dolly Parton crosses over to mainstream success. Willie Nelson finds creative freedom in Texas. Emmylou Harris influences a new generation of artists.

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    • 2 Hours 20 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984 –1996)

    As country music’s popularity skyrockets, the genre confronts the question of whether it can also stay true to its roots. The success of the “New Traditionalists”—Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, the Judds, and Dwight Yoakam—suggests it can.

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    • 1 Hour 54 Minutes

    As country music’s popularity skyrockets, the genre confronts the question of whether it can also stay true to its roots. The success of the “New Traditionalists”—Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, the Judds, and Dwight Yoakam—suggests it can.

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    • 1 Hour 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Ken Burns: Country Music Extended Trailer

    Get a sneak peek at the upcoming epic series, Country Music, from director Ken Burns. It chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it.

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    • 2 Minutes

    Get a sneak peek at the upcoming epic series, Country Music, from director Ken Burns. It chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it.

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    • 2 Minutes
    • EPISODE 102

    Bonus: Charlie Daniels: The Devil and the Fiddle

    Charlie Daniels talks about “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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    • 3 Minutes

    Charlie Daniels talks about “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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    • 3 Minutes
    • EPISODE 103

    Bonus: The Oak Ridge Boys: “Farther Along”

    Oak Ridge Boys do “Farther Along.”

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    • 1 Minute

    Oak Ridge Boys do “Farther Along.”

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    • EPISODE 104

    Bonus: Dolly Parton: “Pretty Fair Maid”

    Dolly Parton sings “Pretty Fair Maid.”

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    Dolly Parton sings “Pretty Fair Maid.”

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    • EPISODE 105

    Bonus: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken:” Country Music’s National Anthem

    More discussion of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

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    • 3 Minutes

    More discussion of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

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    • 3 Minutes
    • EPISODE 106

    Bonus: Hank Williams: The Songwriter and Performer

    More on Hank Williams.

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    • 8 Minutes

    More on Hank Williams.

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    • 8 Minutes
    • EPISODE 107

    Bonus: Elvis: The Hillbilly Cat

    More on Elvis and rockabilly.

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    • 8 Minutes

    More on Elvis and rockabilly.

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    • 8 Minutes
    • EPISODE 108

    Bonus: Patsy Cline: Tough Edges, Big Heart

    More on Patsy Cline.

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    • 8 Minutes

    More on Patsy Cline.

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    • 8 Minutes
    • EPISODE 109

    Bonus: Johnny Cash: Poet and Performer

    More on Johnny Cash.

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    • 12 Minutes

    More on Johnny Cash.

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    • 12 Minutes
    • EPISODE 110

    Bonus: Loretta Lynn on Songwriting

    More on Loretta Lynn.

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    • 2 Minutes

    More on Loretta Lynn.

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    • 2 Minutes
    • EPISODE 111

    Bonus: The Artistry of Merle Haggard

    More on Merle Haggard.

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    • 3 Minutes

    More on Merle Haggard.

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    • 3 Minutes
    • EPISODE 112

    Bonus: Dolly Parton: The Songwriter and Celebrity

    More on Dolly Parton.

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    • 7 Minutes

    More on Dolly Parton.

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    • 7 Minutes
    • EPISODE 113

    Bonus: Hank Williams, Jr.: On His Own

    More on Hank Williams, Jr.

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    • 2 Minutes

    More on Hank Williams, Jr.

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    • 2 Minutes
    • EPISODE 114

    Bonus: Johnny Cash: His Legacy

    More on Johnny Cash: his sense of humor and American Recordings.

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    • 5 Minutes

    More on Johnny Cash: his sense of humor and American Recordings.

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    • 5 Minutes
    • EPISODE 115

    Country Music Behind the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes at Florentine Films.

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    • 13 Minutes

    Behind the Scenes at Florentine Films.

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    • 13 Minutes
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