ON SCREEN · FILM SPECIAL
Ken Burns presents
America’s favorite cinematic historian Ken Burns presents another sneak peek from his newest series.
Discussion follows with director Ken Burns, writer Dayton Duncan and producer Julie Dunfey
America’s favorite cinematic historian Ken Burns returns to the Hop with another sneak peek at his upcoming series on this distinctively American art form. The team behind The Civil War, Lewis and Clark, The National Parks and The Dust Bowl now turns to new questions about the history that binds us: “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?”
Spanning from Appalachia to Texas, from Nashville to California, this sweeping, multi-episode series is filled with fascinating characters and incredible musical moments from legends such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and many more. Rare footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 artists, explore how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century. Like the music itself, Country Music tells unforgettable stories—stories of the hardships and joys shared by everyday people. No one has told the story this way before. Approx. 2h
Country Music premieres on PBS on September 15, 2019