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Starting Tonight [15th September) in the U.S.A on PBS over 4 consecutive nights is a new series, 'COUNTRY MUSIC', a film by Ken Burns which is "A Story of America, One Song
At A Time".

As you can see from the images above, featured in the TV Trailer is some incredible never before seen home movie footage of Elvis filmed from 1957. The footage is just a fleeting
look, lasting literally a split second, but the footage must, obviously last a lot longer within the series, but who knows just how long the actual original reel of film lasts?

Until we get to see whatever extra footage is shared in the actual series, our colleagues over at 'Elvis World Japan' have kindly looped the second of film, bringing it to 16 seconds
with an instrumental soundtrack as the footage loops over and over for all of us to drool at, as we wait for extra footage to absorb our thurst.

So, what is
'COUNTRY MUSIC - A Film By Ken Burns'... Director Ken Burns presents a comprehensive look at the history of country music in America and its evolution
throughout the 20th century.

From its early years in the 1920s, when it was termed "hillbilly music," to the rise of bluegrass and rockabilly, the series also looks at how Nashville, Tenn., became the epicenter of
the country music industry. Highlighting the connection between country music artists and their fans, the series concludes in the mid-1990s when a young Garth Brooks helps bring
country music to a whole new level


EPISODES 1 - 8

The Rub (Beginnings -- 1933)
WKAR HDTV | Sunday, Sep. 15 at 8 pm and 10 pm
"Hillbilly music" reaches new listeners through phonographs and radio, launching the careers of country music's first big stars -- the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

Hard Times (1933-1945)
WKAR HDTV | Monday, Sep. 16 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Nashville, Tenn., becomes the center of the country music industry as it grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II.

Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)
WKAR HDTV | Tuesday, Sep. 17 at 8 pm and 10 pm
The country stars of post-war America, including Hank Williams, whose songs are inspired by his troubled and tragically short life.

I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)
WKAR HDTV | Wednesday, Sep. 18 at 8 pm and 10 pm
A visit to Memphis, Tenn., during the age of rockabilly with Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley; Ray Charles crosses over racial borders by recording a country
album; Patsy Cline rises to stardom with a smooth new sound.

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964-1968)
WKAR HDTV | Sunday, Sep. 22 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Country music artists like Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Charley Pride reflect a changing America as they appeal to wide audiences.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972)
WKAR HDTV | Monday, Sep. 23 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Country music draws artists to Nashville, Tenn., as the war in Vietnam wages on; Kris Kristofferson sets a lyrical standard; Bob Dylan and The Byrds, among others, come to
Nashville, Tenn., to record.

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)
WKAR HDTV | Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Mainstream crossovers and a new "Outlaw" sound are prevalent in country music during the years 1973-1983.

Don't Get Above Your Raisin' (1984-1996)
WKAR HDTV | Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 8 pm and 10 pm
As the genre takes off, country music artists such as George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds work to keep country music true to its roots; the rise of Garth Brooks and the return
of Johnny Cash.

Watch EWJ's Looped Video (16 sec)       Watch 'Country Music' Trailer (30 sec)


www.klrn.org/countrymusic

Originating Source - WTTY

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UNSEEN FOOTAGE IN COUNTRY MUSIC SERIES ON PBS