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Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns – Free Preview Screening in Ashland
Tuesday August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join KET in Ashland for a free exclusive sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music. Explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.
The evening begins at 5:30 pm EST with a reception and entertainment by Rob McNurlin and friends at Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. The reception will be followed by the 45-minute film screening at 7 pm EST at Paramount Arts Center with remarks from Rob McNurlin. Referred to as “My brother on the hillbilly highway” by Marty Stuart, McNurlin has been playing guitar since age nine and has released nine CDs including “Cowboy Boot Heel”, recorded at Johnny Cash’s Cabin Studio, produced by his son John Carter Cash.
The event will also feature a door-prize giveaway and a prize for the best country-music inspired outfit. Must be present to win.
The eight-part Country Music begins Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8/7 pm on KET.
This event is free, but reservations are required:
Funding for Country Music was provided by Bank of America, the Annenberg Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Belmont University, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Rosalind P. Walter and by members of ‘The Better Angels Society,’ including: The Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Schwartz/Reisman Foundation, the Pfeil Foundation, Diane and Hal Brierley, John and Catherine Debs, the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Mercedes T. Bass, Fred and Donna Seigel, Gilchrist and Amy Berg, James R. Berdell Foundation, David Bonderman, Deborah P. and Jonathan T. Dawson, Senator Bill and Tracy Frist, Susan and David Kreisman, Rocco and Debby Landesman, Lillian Lovelace, John and Leslie McQuown, Mindy’s Hope Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation, Michelle Smith. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.