Country Music

The history of an American art form. Country Music, a new Ken Burns film. Sept. 15 on PBS.

About the Show
This September, Ken Burns tells the story of Country Music. Now, catch a special preview of this exciting series. Meet the filmmakers, go behind the scenes, and enjoy exclusive clips from the films.

Local support for this program is provided by Louisiana Companies, Querbes & Nelson and the Louisiana Forestry Association.
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Dolly Parton Explains Country Music’s Appeal

Dolly Parton explains the wide appeal of her favorite kind of music.

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Marty Stuart on the Mystery of Songwriting

The divine inspiration behind the songs of the “Hillbilly Shakespeare:” Hank Williams.

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Country Music: Live at the Ryman Concert

Join a lineup of celebrated artists for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns.

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Wynton Marsalis Discusses Black Country Musicians

Black musicians were welcomed into country music before they were accepted by whites.

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Share Your Country Music Story

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Preview Country Music

Preview the series with extended trailers, interviews and clips from the documentary.


Get a Sneak Peek

Take a look at the artists and places featured in Country Music.

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Country Through the Ages

Follow the story of country music from its humble beginnings in the early 20th century to the mega-concerts of the 1990s.