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

Episode 4 | Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.
Season 1 Episode 4 Length 1:50:53 Premiere: 9/15/19

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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.

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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 4 Preview | “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9/15/19

Elvis: The Hillbilly Cat

Clip Length 08:01 Premiere Date 9/15/19

Patsy Cline: Tough Edges, Big Heart

Clip Length 08:45 Premiere Date 9/15/19

Mel Tillis: Learning to Talk Through Singing

Clip Length 03:34 Premiere Date 9/15/19

Johnny Cash: Poet Performer

Clip Length 12:05 Premiere Date 9/15/19

The Bryants and “Rocky Top”

Clip Length 01:43 Premiere Date 9/15/19

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

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Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9/15/19


Country Music: Live at the Ryman Concert

Length 1:54:41 Premiere Date 9/3/19

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