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'Country Music,' A Film By Ken Burns

Chris Pizzello
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Ken Burns (right), director of the PBS documentary series "Country Music," takes part in a panel discussion with Roseanne Cash in July.

A new documentary by Ken Burns explores “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.” Join us for a conversation about country music.



Dayton Duncan, writer and producer of "Country Music," is the author of 12 other books, including "Out West: An American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail," in which he retraced the historic route of the expedition. He has worked with Ken Burns as a writer and producer of documentary films for nearly 30 years.

Ken Burns, producer and director of numerous film series, including "The Roosevelts," and "The Vietnam War," founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His landmark film "The Civil War" was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations.