Country Music

Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues, and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the twentieth century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists.

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The Rub (Beginnings -1933)

01:56:46 | #101 | TV-PG

  • KET: Sunday, September 15 at 8:00 PM ET / Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 PM ET / Sunday, September 15 at 9:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Monday, September 16 at 1:00 AM ET / Monday, September 16 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Monday, September 16 at 3:00 AM ET / Monday, September 16 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET: Monday, September 16 at 3:00 AM ET / Monday, September 16 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Saturday, September 28 at 11:00 AM ET / Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 AM CT

Hard Times (1933 -1945)

01:56:46 | #102 | TV-14

  • KET: Monday, September 16 at 8:00 PM ET / Monday, September 16 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Monday, September 16 at 10:00 PM ET / Monday, September 16 at 9:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, September 17 at 1:00 AM ET / Tuesday, September 17 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, September 17 at 3:00 AM ET / Tuesday, September 17 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET: Tuesday, September 17 at 3:00 AM ET / Tuesday, September 17 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 PM ET / Saturday, September 28 at 12:00 PM CT

The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 -1953)

01:56:46 | #103 | TV-14

  • KET: Tuesday, September 17 at 8:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 17 at 9:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Wednesday, September 18 at 1:00 AM ET / Wednesday, September 18 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Wednesday, September 18 at 3:00 AM ET / Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET: Wednesday, September 18 at 3:00 AM ET / Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Saturday, September 28 at 3:00 PM ET / Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 PM CT

I Can't Stop Loving You (1953 -1963)

01:56:46 | #104 | TV-14

  • KET: Wednesday, September 18 at 8:00 PM ET / Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00 PM ET / Wednesday, September 18 at 9:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, September 19 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 19 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, September 19 at 3:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 19 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET: Friday, September 20 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, September 20 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Saturday, September 28 at 5:00 PM ET / Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 PM CT

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 -1968)

01:56:46 | #105 | TV-14

  • KET: Sunday, September 22 at 8:00 PM ET / Sunday, September 22 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Sunday, September 22 at 10:00 PM ET / Sunday, September 22 at 9:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Monday, September 23 at 1:00 AM ET / Monday, September 23 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Monday, September 23 at 3:00 AM ET / Monday, September 23 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET: Monday, September 23 at 3:00 AM ET / Monday, September 23 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Sunday, September 29 at 10:30 AM ET / Sunday, September 29 at 9:30 AM CT

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 -1972)

01:56:46 | #106 | TV-14

  • KET: Monday, September 23 at 8:00 PM ET / Monday, September 23 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Monday, September 23 at 10:00 PM ET / Monday, September 23 at 9:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, September 24 at 1:00 AM ET / Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, September 24 at 3:00 AM ET / Tuesday, September 24 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET: Tuesday, September 24 at 3:00 AM ET / Tuesday, September 24 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Sunday, September 29 at 12:30 PM ET / Sunday, September 29 at 11:30 AM CT

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973 -1983)

02:26:46 | #107 | TV-14

  • KET: Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Tuesday, September 24 at 10:30 PM ET / Tuesday, September 24 at 9:30 PM CT
  • KET2: Wednesday, September 25 at 1:00 AM ET / Wednesday, September 25 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET: Wednesday, September 25 at 3:00 AM ET / Wednesday, September 25 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Wednesday, September 25 at 3:30 AM ET / Wednesday, September 25 at 2:30 AM CT
  • KET2: Sunday, September 29 at 2:30 PM ET / Sunday, September 29 at 1:30 PM CT

Don't Get Above Your Raisin (1984 -1996)

01:56:46 | #108 | TV-PG

  • KET: Wednesday, September 25 at 8:00 PM ET / Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 PM CT
  • KET: Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 PM ET / Wednesday, September 25 at 9:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, September 26 at 1:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, September 26 at 3:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 26 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET: Friday, September 27 at 3:00 AM ET / Friday, September 27 at 2:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 PM ET / Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 PM CT
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