Listen to win your copy of Country Music, a film by Ken Burns on DVD!
Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep, tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns to worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved and emerged as America’s music. 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 ever told the story of country music this thoroughly or respectfully before.
Country Music explores questions – such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?“ – while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it – from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more – as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.
Catch Country Music on UNC-TV Sunday – Wednesday, September 22rd – 25th, from 8pm -10pm.