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"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

Episode 6 | Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.
S1 E6 Length 1:51:17 Premiere: 9.22.19

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Country Music

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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Season 1 Country Music | Broadcast Version Episodes

“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

S1 E8 Length 1:54:03 Premiere Date 9.22.19

“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)

S1 E7 Length 2:19:24 Premiere Date 9.22.19

"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

S1 E6 Length 1:51:17 Premiere Date 9.22.19

“The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)

S1 E5 Length 1:54:09 Premiere Date 9.22.19

“I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1953 – 1963)

S1 E4 Length 1:50:53 Premiere Date 9.15.19

“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

S1 E3 Length 1:53:15 Premiere Date 9.15.19

“Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)

S1 E2 Length 1:52:49 Premiere Date 9.15.19

“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

S1 E1 Length 1:51:30 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Episode 6 Preview | “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9.23.19

“Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”

Clip Length 02:59 Premiere Date 9.22.19

Loretta Lynn Describes Her Songwriting Philosophy

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 2.1.19

The Tradition Continues | PBS Previews: Country Music

Clip Length 02:40 Premiere Date 7.13.19

A Family Business

Clip Length 04:53 Premiere Date 7.13.19

Making the Film | PBS Previews: Country Music

Clip Length 07:03 Premiere Date 7.13.19

Why Country Music

Clip Length 04:29 Premiere Date 7.16.19

Trailer | Country Music: Live at the Ryman Concert

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9.8.19

A Look Ahead

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Rosanne Cash Reflects on ‘I Walk the Line’

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Marty Stuart on Country's 'Mother Church'

Preview Length 01:00 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Charlie Daniels Meets Itzhak Perlman

Clip Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Specials

Country Music: Live at the Ryman Concert

Length 1:54:41 Premiere Date 9.3.19

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