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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ documentary to premiere ahead of Cash Festival in Dyess

Johnny Cash, the son of farmers who grew up in Dyess Colony in the delta region of northeast Arkansas, was mesmerized. Since childhood, the aspiring musician wanted to hear his own voice on the radio. He had served in the service and returned to the area to begin his musical career. One evening, he sat […]

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Rhiannon Giddens of Greensboro to Appear in Ken Burns Documentary ‘Country Music’ | Entertainment

Born to an African-American mother and white father, Giddens, 42, became known for exploring African-American history for her music. She plays banjo and violin among other instruments. The modern banjo, she noted, is inspired by the African instrument known as akonting, which is made from a gourd. At the beginning of its existence, the American […]

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Country Music Series by Ken Burns | THIRTEEN

The eight parts Country music premieres of the series from Sunday September 15 to Wednesday September 18 at 8 p.m. and from Sunday September 22 to Wednesday September 25 at 8 p.m. From Civil war and The Roosevelts at Jazz and Baseball and Jackie robinson, no one tells the incredible stories of our country like […]

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The most comprehensive bluegrass musical documentary ever made will air on PBS in August

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Big family: the history of bluegrass music offers a comprehensive look at bluegrass – its origins, the pioneers who shaped its sound, and its global appeal. The documentary, narrated by actor and bluegrass enthusiast Ed Helms, will air nationally on PBS stations Friday, August 30, 2019 at 9/8pm ET. Check local listings. […]

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Preview of new Ken Burns country music documentary to play River Music Experience September 12 | Local News

The documentary chronicles the history of country music and many of its stars, including the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn. The free Redstone Room screening event will feature preview and special guest Dani Lynn Howe, one of the co-hosts of the morning show on local […]

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Ken Burns’ new country music documentary explores the history of the genre

In his new documentary, filmmaker Ken Burns delves deeply into the origins, history and colorful personalities of country music. Airing September 15 on PBS, the eight-part film Country music is a joyous celebration of a uniquely American kind. Burns takes a close look at the evolution of country music through the work of artists like […]