So-called “hillbilly music” reaches new listeners and launches its first stars’ careers.
Nashville transforms into Music City as America falls for singing cowboys and Texas Swing.
Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare.
Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom.
New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
About Country Music
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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