Deluxe 5-CD box set arrives Friday, August 30 with 2 CDs, 2 LPs, and digital setups Friday, September 13
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, in association with Universal Music Group (UMG), will release Country Music – A Ken Burns Film (The Soundtrack) in a deluxe 5-CD collectible box set on Friday, August 30.
Legacy will release a suite of soundtrack products – including 2 CDs, 2 LPs and digital configurations of the multi-artist album – on Friday, September 13.
Walmart will be offering a Walmart exclusive CD of the soundtrack and Barnes & Noble will be releasing an exclusive limited edition red, white and blue vinyl product that includes a signed Ken Burns certification of authenticity.
Emmy-winning filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the diverse roots, evolution and stylistic diversity of 20th-century American country music in his new eight-part (16.5 hour) documentary premiering Sunday, September 15 on PBS .
Country Music – A Ken Burns Film (The Soundtrack) features essential recordings, drawn from the nearly 600 musical cues used in the documentary, spanning the vast historical ground of 20th-century American country music. A tree with deep roots and ever-expanding branches, American country music evolved from songs passed down through generations of settlers and slaves until 20th century recording technology enabled hundreds and thousands (even millions) of listeners to share the same musical experience. on a disk.
Country music from journeys from early Appalachian “hillbilly” recordings to “singing cowboys” and bluegrass, Texas swing and Tennessee rockabilly and more, all while paying attention to the impact of radio, Hollywood and television on the evolution of American country sounds and attitudes.
The deluxe boxed edition of Country Music – A Ken Burns Film (The Soundtrack) includes numerous archival photos, posters, documents and rarely seen memorabilia related to the artists and recordings of the film, from a variety of sources including Sony Music Archives, the Country Music Hall of Fame, artist estates and photographers from country music. The box includes a note from the film’s producers Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfrey as well as in-depth essays from Bill Malone (the “dean” of country music historians and film consultant/commentator) and country music historians Colin Escott (covering the 1930s-1950s) and Tamara Saviano (covering the 1960s-1990s). The set features quotes from many of the artists who appear on the show, including Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill and others.
Disc One of the deluxe edition of Country Music – A Ken Burns Film (The Soundtrack) covers “Episode One: The Rub (Beginnings – 1933)” and “Episode Two: Hard Times (1933-1945)” from the film and includes pioneering performances by The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers, Gene Autry, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Roy Acuff and his Crazy Tennesseans, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys and more.
Disc two of the collection brings together music from “Episode Three: The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)” and “Episode Four: I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953-1963)” and features essential Hank Williams recordings with his Drifting Cowboys, Kitty Wells, Little Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two, Ray Price, The Everly Brothers, Lefty Frizzell, Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles and others.
Disc three features recordings of “Episode Five: The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)” and “Episode Six: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972)” by artists including Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Jeannie C. Riley, Tammy Wynette, The Byrds, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more.
Disc four focuses on “Episode Seven: Are You Sure Hank Did It That Way?” (1973-1983)” and a new generation of country musicians including Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Rosanne Cash and others.
Disc five completes the anthology with “Episode Eight: Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1973-1996)” featuring tracks by Ricky Skaggs, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi), Dwight Yoakam, Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood and more.
Burns’ documentary explores crucial questions –– “What is country music? “And Where Did It Come From?”––while telling the stories of the fascinating pioneers who created and shaped it. Like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardship and joy shared by ordinary people.
“At the heart of every great country music song is a story,” says Ken Burns. “As songwriter Harlan Howard said, ‘It’s three chords and the truth.’ Common experiences and human emotions speak to each of us about love and loss, difficult times and chances for redemption.As an art form, country music is always revisiting its history, sharing and updating new old classics and celebrates its roots, which are, in many ways, fundamental to our country itself.
Country music is the culmination of eight years of research and production, including interviews with over 100 people (40 of whom are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and 20 of those interviewed have since died). These storytellers include historian Bill Malone and a wide range of country artists such as Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson and Naomi and Wynonna. Judd, as well as studio musicians, record producers and others. The film uses over 3,200 photographs and over two hours of archival footage, including rare and never-before-seen photos and footage of Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash and others.
A concert celebrating the film was filmed and taped at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (once the home of the Grand Ole Opry) on March 27 and is set to air on PBS ahead of the premiere. Country music broadcast.
Sony and Martin Guitar are offering a chance to win the ultimate country music prize pack! Including a Martin D-28 and authentic acoustic strings, all 5 CDs, 2 CDs and 2 LP soundtrack products, a ‘Country Music by Duncan Dayton and Ken Burns’ coffee table book, a commemorative t-shirt and a classic country vinyl collection. .
5 CDs | 2 CDs | 2 LP | Walmart Exclusive CD | B&N Exclusive 2 LP
1. Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Goodbye and Goodbye) – The Carter Family
2. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8) – Jimmie Rodgers
3. Barbara Allen – Bradley Kincaid
4. I Will Fly – James and Martha Carson
5. If the River Was Whiskey – Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers
6. Fox Hunt – DeFord Bailey
7. Blue Yodel Number 9 (Standin’ On The Corner) – Jimmie Rodgers
8. Wildwood Flower – The Carter Family
9. In Jail Now – Jimmie Rodgers
10. Comin’ Round the Mountain – Uncle Dave Macon and Sam McGee
11. Pretty Polly – Coon Creek Girls
12. TB Blues – Jimmie Rodgers
13. Mountain Dew – Grandpa Jones and his grandchildren
14. Beach House – Gene Autry
15. I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart – Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers
16. Tumbling Tumbleweeds – Sons of the Pioneers
17. Stay on the Safe Side / Thinking About My Blue Eyes Tonight – The Carter Family
18. The Great Speckled Bird – Roy Acuff
19. Whoa Babe – Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
20. New San Antonio Rose – Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
21. Wabash Cannon Ball – Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys
22. Mule Skinner Blues – Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys
1. Honky Tonkin’ – Hank Williams with his drifting cowboys
2. It’s very dark to travel – Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys
3. New Mule Skinner Blues – Maddox Brothers and Rose
4. I will hold you in my heart (until I can hold you in my arms) – Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Playboys
5. Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
6. Molly and Tenbrook – The Stanley Brothers
7. Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams with his drifting cowboys
8. I saw the light – Hank Williams
9. Hey, good lookin’ – Hank Williams
10. Honky Tonk Angels were not made by God – Kitty Wells
11. I’m So Lonely I Could Cry – Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
12. Jambalaya – Little Brenda Lee
13. New Step It Up and Go – Maddox Brothers and Rose
14. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
15. Crazy Arms – Ray Price
16. Bye, Bye Love – The Everly Brothers
17. The Long Black Veil – Lefty Frizzell
18. El Paso – Marty Robbins
19. Nightlife – Ray Price
20. Hello Walls – Faron Young
21. I’m Falling Apart – Patsy Cline
22. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
23. Crazy – Patsy Cline
24. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
1. Dang Me – Roger Miller
2. I have a tiger by the tail – Buck Owens
3. Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) – Loretta Lynn
4. The Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn
5. Kiss a Good Mornin’ Angel – Charley Pride
6. Hungry Eyes – Merle Haggard and the Strangers
7. Mama Tryed – Merle Haggard and the Strangers
8. Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley
9. Don’t Touch Me – Jeannie Seely
10. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
11. Support Your Man – Tammy Wynette
12. She Thinks I Still Care – George Jones
13. You’re Going Nowhere – The Byrds
14. Me and Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson
15. Help Me Get Through the Night – Sammi Smith
16. Sunday Morning Going Down – Kris Kristofferson
17. Muskogee Okie – Merle Haggard and the Outsiders
18. The Man in Black – Johnny Cash
19. North Country Girl – Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash
20. Grand Ole Opry Song – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
21. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1. Are You Sure Hank Did It That Way – Waylon Jennings
2. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8) – Dolly Parton
3. Jolene – Dolly Parton
4. I will always love you – Dolly Parton
5. We’ll Hang On – George Jones and Tammy Wynette
6. Texas Cuisine – Guy Clark
7. If I Needed You – Townes Van Zandt
8. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Johnny Rodriguez
9. I’m Long Gone (But I’ll Be Long Gone) – Waylon Jennings
10. Love Hurts (Live) – Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels
11. From Boulder to Birmingham – Emmylou Harris
12. Bluebird Wine – Emmylou Harris
13. Whiskey River – Willie Nelson
14. Miles and Miles of Texas – Asleep at the wheel
15. Blue eyes crying in the rain – Willie Nelson
16. Kindhearted Woman – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
17. Family Tradition – Hank Williams, Jr.
18. Seven Year Ache – Rosanne Cash
19. Pancho and Lefty – Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
20. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
1. Don’t Go Over Your Raisins – Ricky Skaggs
2. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
3. Morning Amarillo – George Strait
4. Someone Should Go – Reba McEntire
5. Digging Bones – Randy Travis
6. Why Not Me – The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi)
7. Honky Tonk Man – Dwight Yoakam
8. Streets of Bakersfield – Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens
9. Where have you been? – Kathy Mattea
10. I’m no stranger to rain – Keith Whitley
11. Go rest high on that mountain – Vince Gill
12. Guitar Town – Steve Earle
13. She’s in love with the boy – Trisha Yearwood
14. Tennessee Flat Top Box – Rosanne Cash
15. Arise John – Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers
16. Uncle Pen – Ricky Skaggs
17. I Still Miss Someone – Rosanne Cash 18. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band