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Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.” Directed by Ken Burns.

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Country Music

"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
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1:54:09
Country Music

“The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)

New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
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1:50:53
Country Music

“I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1953 – 1963)

Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom.
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1:53:15
Country Music

“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare.
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1:52:49
Country Music

“Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)

Nashville transforms into Music City as America falls for singing cowboys and Texas Swing.
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1:51:30
Country Music

“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

So-called “hillbilly music” reaches new listeners and launches its first stars’ careers.
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Melissa Etheridge: This is M.E. Live in LA

Melissa Etheridge: This is M.E. Live in LA

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

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We Are Family: Songs of Hope and Unity

We Are Family: Songs of Hope and Unity

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We Are Family: Songs of Hope and Unity

Gabrielle Ruiz - 'Greatest Love of All'

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We Are Family: Songs of Hope and Unity

Rayshun LaMarr - 'Feeling Good'

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We Are Family: Songs of Hope and Unity

Nova Payton - 'A Change Is Gonna Come'