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Country Music

  • 2019
  • Season 1
  • 8 episodes
  • Music
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

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. The film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon.

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Episode 2: Hard Times (1933-1945)

Summary

The history of the American art form focuses on the years 1933 to 1945, when the country music industry evolved with Nashville as its heart. The genre grew in popularity during the Great Depression and the Second World War, when America fell in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry's Roy Acuff. Contributors include Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Ray Benson, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Ricky Skaggs. Narrated by Peter Coyote

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Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Crew

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NarratorPeter Coyote
UnknownEmmylou Harris
UnknownVince Gill
UnknownMarty Stuart
UnknownRay Benson
UnknownMerle Haggard
UnknownWillie Nelson
UnknownRicky Skaggs
DirectorKen Burns

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