Country Music Live at the Ryman
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DVD Ken Burns: Country Music Live at the Ryman
Acclaimed filmmaker and storyteller Ken Burns invited some of country music’s finest artists to gather at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the launch of his landmark PBS series, Country Music. Burns and his long-time collaborator Dayton Duncan (writer of the eight-part documentary) curated an evening of selected highlights from the series combined with performances of iconic songs by some of country's finest artists.
Among those performing on stage that night were Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Holly Williams, and Dwight Yoakam. The result is a musical journey tracing the evolution of country music and its many branches and highlighting its foundational stars: songs from the Carter Family to Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn to Johnny Cash, from Bill Monroe's bluegrass and Patsy Cline's "Crazy" to Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and Merle Haggard's "Hungry Eyes" and many more. Captured on camera for everyone to enjoy, this extraordinary night celebrates the wide range of this uniquely American music and the heartbreak and joy of its history. It’s a journey you won’t soon forget.
2 CD Set: Country Music – A Film by Ken Burns (The Soundtrack)
“If you write the truth and you’re writing about your life, it’s going to be country. It’ll be country ‘cause you’re writing what’s happening. And that’s all a good song is.” – Loretta Lynn
COUNTRY MUSIC, the eight-part, 16-hour film by Ken Burns, chronicles the creation of a truly American genre of music through the songs and stories of its greatest trailblazers. Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) includes more than 40 timeless classics as heard in the film on 2 CDs, including songs by The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and many more.
8-DVD Set: Ken Burns: Country Music
Ken Burns: Country Music explores 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, we learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.
Ken Burns: Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. The eight-part 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey.