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The story of the creation of modern Country music.
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Country Music will chronicle the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of our nation. From southern Appalachia's songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky tonks to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, we will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become America's music. Written by stephenlowrie

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15 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Country music: a historical look
24 September 2019 | by thbrynSee all my reviews

It was very good. I wouldn't worry about who may have been left out. Yes I can think of a few names. But that--naming names-- is not the point of the series. Obviously music was the centerpiece but it was very personality conscious as well. There was quite a bit of angst and tragic events covered. From drug and drink abuse, to plane crashes, marital problems. It never took away from the historical look.

As for Peter Coyote being too serious for the content, I'm sure thought was given to other narrators. Coyote gave Burns what he wanted I have no doubt. They didn't say but what was the most successful country song to ever cross over to Pop Music? Based on this series I would have to say it was likely "Ode to Billy Joe" by Bobbie Gentry.


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