Originaltitel: Country Music
Längd per avsnitt: 120 min min
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 course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. (TheTVDB)
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The Rub (Beginnings -1933)
The Rub (Beginnings...
See how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country musics first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.
Hard Times (1933 -1945)
Hard Times (1933...
Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Oprys Roy Acuff.
The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 -1953)
See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprisingly emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.
I Cant Stop Loving You (1953 -1963)
I Cant Stop Loving...
Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses Americas racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music Citys smooth new Nashville Sound.
The Sons and Daughters of America (1964...
The Sons and...
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.
Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (1968...
Will The Circle Be...
Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?...
Are You Sure Hank...
Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the “Outlaw” movement.
Dont Get Above Your Raisin (1984 -1996)
Dont Get Above Your...
Learn how “New Traditionalists” like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.