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Airing at the moment in the U.S.A on PBS is 'COUNTRY MUSIC', a film by Ken Burns which is "A Story of America, One Song At A Time".

In the promo trailer, we were treated to a split second of a never before seen piece of film footage of Elvis in colour from 1957. Now that the 8 part, 16 hour series has started we
got a little more to wet our thirst for all things Elvis with more from that unseen film reel running 40 seconds and we see that cool Elvis giving a little rockin moves and generally
looking damn cool.

Then we get some footage of Johnny Cash walking along a street and then in the back of a car with a cigarette. The footage stays with Johnny, and this time his with Elvis and the
two legends look like they are listening to records together. Oh my word how I wish there was sound.

We can only hope that we get to see even more footage from this unseen film reel in the remaining episode.


Watch The Longer of Elvis & Johnny Cash Video (39 sec)


EPISODES 1 - 8  

The Rub (Beginnings -- 1933)  (Episode Aired)
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)  (Episode Aired)
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)   (Episode Aired)
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.


Episodes Remaining To Be Aired (At time of article)

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 'Country Music' Trailer (30 sec)

www.klrn.org/countrymusic

Originating Source - WTTY

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