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Country Music

Country Music

Explore the history of country music - from its roots in ballads and hymns to its eventual mainstream success - and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it "America's Music." Directed by Ken Burns.

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Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:15
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New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.

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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:15
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Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.

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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:15
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Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.

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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:15
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Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers' shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the "Outlaw" movement.

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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:15
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Learn how "New Traditionalists" like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.

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Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:15
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