“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)
S1 Ep1 | 1h 51m 30s
So-called “hillbilly music” reaches new listeners and launches its first stars’ careers.
“Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)
S1 Ep2 | 1h 52m 49s
Nashville transforms into Music City as America falls for singing cowboys and Texas Swing.
“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)
S1 Ep3 | 1h 53m 15s
Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare.
“I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1953 – 1963)
S1 Ep4 | 1h 50m 53s
Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom.
“The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)
S1 Ep5 | 1h 54m 9s
New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)
S1 Ep6 | 1h 51m 17s
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)
S1 Ep7 | 2h 19m 24s
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)
S1 Ep8 | 1h 54m 3s
Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
PBS Previews: Country Music
Meet the filmmakers and go behind the scenes of Country Music, coming to PBS this fall.
Country Music: Live at the Ryman Concert
1h 54m 41s
Join a lineup of celebrated artists for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns.