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

Episode 5 | See how country music reflects a changing America, with Loretta Lynn speaking to women everywhere, Merle Haggard becoming “The Poet of the Common Man” and audiences looking beyond race to embrace Charley Pride.
Season 1 Episode 5 Length 1:54:09 Premiere: 9/22/19

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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.

Host Dr. Wayne Tuckson in a dark shirt and gray jacket on the program set with a "Check Schedule" button.Host Dr. Wayne Tuckson in a dark shirt and gray jacket on the program set with a "Check Schedule" button.

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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 5 Preview | "The Sons and Daughters of America"

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9/22/19

Music Row's A Team

Clip Length 10:07 Premiere Date 9/22/19

The Artistry of Merle Haggard

Clip Length 03:45 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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