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2-CD Set - Various Artists: 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.

Hardcover Book - Country Music: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on the eight-part film series. This gorgeously illustrated and hugely entertaining history begins where country music itself emerged: the American South, where people sang to themselves and to their families at home and in church, and where they danced to fiddle tunes on Saturday nights. With the birth of radio in the 1920s, the songs moved from small towns, mountain hollers, and the wide-open West to become the music of an entire nation--a diverse range of sounds and styles from honky tonk to gospel to bluegrass to rockabilly, leading up through the decades to the music's massive commercial success today.

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