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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/ptGot0PBYxve32Z9GqCx7A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Episode 2 | Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff. /episodes/get/95772 /episode/95772 “Hard Times” (1933 – 1945) /episode-player/95772

Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry's Roy Acuff.

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Mon, 09/09/2019 - 08:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/PMqZ1cgoVGOS6DzAl7trtw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Episode 3 | See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprising emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life. /episodes/get/95804 /episode/95804 “The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953) /episode-player/95804

See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprisingly emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

Air date:
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 08:00

Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.

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