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COUNTRY MUSIC

Premieres Sunday, September 15 - Wednesday, September 18; Sunday, September 22 - Wednesday, September 25, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

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Program Description

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Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.

Upcoming Episodes

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Press Materials

  • PBS Announces COUNTRY MUSIC: LIVE AT THE RYMAN, A CONCERT CELEBRATING THE FILM BY KEN BURNS to Air Nationwide on Sunday, September 8, 2019

    Press Release
  • COUNTRY MUSIC DIRECTOR KEN BURNS TO LEND BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S GALLERY OF ICONIC GUITARS TWO MARTIN GUITARS SIGNED BY ARTISTS INTERVIEWED FOR FILM ON PBS

    Announcement Release
  • PBS Announces that Ken Burns’s COUNTRY MUSIC Will Premiere September 15, 2019 on PBS

    Press Release
  • PBS and Ryman Auditorium Announce “Country Music: Live at the Ryman, a Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns” Set for March 27

    Press Release
  • Ken Burns Bio

    Bio
  • TCA Winter 2019 Bios

    Bio
  • PBS ANNOUNCES NEW KEN BURNS FILM ON “COUNTRY MUSIC”

    Press Release

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