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“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)
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Country Music

“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1 | See how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music’s first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

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Spanish Version | “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”

Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
Season 1 Episode 15
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Spanish Version | "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
Season 1 Episode 14
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Spanish Version | "The Sons and Daughters of America"

New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
Season 1 Episode 13
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Spanish Version | "I Can’t Stop Loving You”

Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom.
Season 1 Episode 12
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Spanish Version | “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”

Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare.
Season 1 Episode 11
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1:54:27
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Spanish Version | “Hard Times”

Nashville transforms into Music City as America falls for singing cowboys and Texas Swing.
Season 1 Episode 10
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1:53:08
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Spanish Version | “The Rub”

So-called “hillbilly music” reaches new listeners and launches its first stars’ careers.
Season 1 Episode 9
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1:54:03
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“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Season 1 Episode 8
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“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)

Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
Season 1 Episode 7
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