Country Music a Ken Burns Documentary Airs on Local PBS Sept. 15
If you love country music or grew up listening to country music, you're going to love Ken Burns Documentary "Country Music" airing on PBS stations across the country this Sunday night.
Burns spent the better half of eight years along with producers Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey researching, filming and interviewing more than 100 people to make this compelling film. Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and many other share their stories, memories and recollections of what country music has meant to them. The documentary follows the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century. You'll learn about the early days of country music when it was best known as Country & Western, then about the honky-tonk days, all the way to the Grand Ole Opry Days, to the present day of country music.
One of the refining moments of country music is that it's about real people, real moments that takes part in every Americans lives, whether it be a heartbreak, love, tragedy, happiness and even faith. Country music is relatable because it's basically about the heart and soul, at least that's the way I see it. No matter what you may be going through country music artists have a way of reaching in and tugging at your heart strings.
This special series is scheduled to run in eight parts beginning this Sunday night on local PBS stations at 8/7C. "Country Music" airs Sept. 15-18 and Sept. 22-25 on LPB and AETN.
Visit the official Ken Burns "Country Music" website for more information.