“The Sons and Daughters of America” ​​(1964 -1968) on COUNTRY MUSIC by Ken Burn’s – Thursday August 4 at 9pm

“The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 -1968) on COUNTRY MUSIC by Ken Burn’s – Thursday, August 4 at 9 p.m.

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Ken Burn’s “Country Music”

Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. on WOUB

Merle Haggard (left) and Bonnie Owens, center, 1967. Credit: Grand Ole Opry Archives

Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep, tangled roots in ballads, blues and anthems performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved during the 20th century before it became American music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photography, plus interviews with over 80 country music artists. The eight-part, 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey.

Country Music explores questions such as “What is country music?” and “Where does he come from?” – while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it – from the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson , Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more – as well as the times they lived in. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by ordinary people.

No one has told the story this way yet.

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August 4 at 9 p.m.

Episode Five | The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 -1968)

At a time of cultural upheaval, country music reflects the profound changes in American society. The fiery Loretta Lynn writes and performs songs that speak out on behalf of women. Charley Pride becomes a country star when people react to the quality of her voice rather than the color of her skin. Bakersfield artist Merle Haggard, a former convict, becomes the “ordinary man’s poet” as Johnny Cash descends into the chaos of drug addiction. The Man in Black finds salvation thanks to the intervention of June Carter and a landmark album that critics uniformly applaud.

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