V/A ‘Ken Burns: Country Music: The Soundtrack’ – 5CD Dlx. Ed.


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Country Music, the eight-part, 16-hour film by Ken Burns, chronicles the creation of a truly American genre of music through the songs and stories of its greatest trailblazers. Country Music A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) includes more than 100 timeless classics as heard in the film, including songs by The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and many more.

Exploring the music of the Appalachians, rural honky-tonks, cowboy performers, bluegrass bands, rockabilly acts and more, this deluxe 5CD set includes 68 pages of liner notes and rarely seen archival photos, documents, posters and memorabilia related to the artists and recordings featured in the film. Also featured are in-depth essays by country music historian Bill Malone and Grammy-winning authors-producers Colin Escott and Tamara Saviano, as well as exclusive quotes from those appearing in the series including Country Music Hall of Fame members Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Vince Gill.

This is an essential exploration into the history of 20th century country music in America and a choice selection of the legends of the genre.