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Country Music: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: An expansive -- if not always deep -- history of the genre as seen through Ken Burns' expert eye, Country Music works as both a crash course for new listeners and a refresher for old-timers.


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Explore 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. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists.

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Critic Reviews for Country Music: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (19)

Those with a deep historical knowledge of country music should find Country Music to be familiar but nevertheless enlightening, with its sweet sounds and scrapbook visuals. Those on the fence will certainly have the most to gain.

December 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Whether your idea of country music is "Redneck Woman" or "Stand by Your Man," this latest achievement from Ken Burns and company will cut through.

December 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It makes the series' virtues and failings starker that it happens to have debuted in such a contentious year in country. And don't get me wrong: There are virtues to spare.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…
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For its running time, Burns effectively steers this wagon across country music's diverging timelines.

September 16, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

So whatever your thoughts about country music, expect to be immensely entertained, educated and even edified throughout this master course in pickin', grinnin' -- and so very much more.

September 13, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Like the songs that weave through nearly every moment of its runtime, the grace, simplicity, and sincerity of Country Music have a way of heightening its epic underpinnings.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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