Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns DVD & Blu-ray

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Ken Burns’s eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. The film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon.
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Ken Burns’s eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. The film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon.

Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns

Ken Burns' eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. More than eight years in the making, the film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon. Filled with memorable musical moments, interviews with more than 80 country music artists, and evocative footage and photographs - many never seen before - it weaves an unforgettable story that is both intimate and sweeping. No one has told the story this way before.

Producer: Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey, Ken Burns
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: WETA; Florentine Films
Production Year: 2019
Rating: TV-14
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Writers: Dayton Duncan
Number of Discs: 8
Length: 960 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: Spanish;English (SDH)
Language Track: Spanish;English
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Peter T.
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5.0 star rating
08/26/22
Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
Review by Peter T. on 08/26/22 review stating Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
My dad gave me a love of country music. I almost felt like he was watching with me. Thank you, Ken Burns, for another great film.
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Kristine
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5.0 star rating
08/26/22
Loved the music selection. I
Review by Kristine on 08/26/22 review stating Loved the music selection. I
Loved the music selection. I enjoy it daily.
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Marilyn
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5.0 star rating
08/12/22
It was a marvelous historical
Review by Marilyn on 08/12/22 review stating It was a marvelous historical
It was a marvelous historical experience.
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Juanita
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5.0 star rating
07/28/22
Thoroughly captivating
Review by Juanita on 07/28/22 review stating Thoroughly captivating
I recorded this series from satellite tv. When I stopped my subscription and switched to cable, I lost the recording. This documents the history of country music in a way that will have you watching again and again (as I have)!
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Debra
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5.0 star rating
06/18/22
Another great documentary by Ken Burns
Review by Debra on 06/18/22 review stating Another great documentary by Ken Burns
Every hour was fascinating. Thank you Ken and crew!!
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Jane
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5.0 star rating
06/09/22
Loved it!
Review by Jane on 06/09/22 review stating Loved it!
I was not a big Country fan, but with this history, but having learned this background, I have learned to appreciate it. Its truly American music, created by artists who started small and grew. Loved the stories of Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Elvis, Patsy Cline, etc. Growing up, my aunt used to yell Howdee!! when someone was at the door. Now I know she was mimicking Minnie Pearl.
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Georganne
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5.0 star rating
05/31/22
Best documentary on country music
Review by Georganne on 05/31/22 review stating Best documentary on country music
Best documentary on country music ever made!!! Ken Burns is the best!!!
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JoAnn
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5.0 star rating
05/20/22
Country Music produced by Ken Burns
Review by JoAnn on 05/20/22 review stating Country Music produced by Ken Burns
We loved it on TV as a series. It brought tears to my eyes several times-it was what we grew up with. Plan to buy a copy for my brother.
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BARBARA
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5.0 star rating
05/18/22
Country Music documentary
Review by BARBARA on 05/18/22 review stating Country Music documentary
I have watched episodes 1-4 twice. All the songs bring back loads of memories from my youth. Im thinking about ordering the CD that goes with this collection. I have also learned a lot about the artists.
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Mary A.
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5.0 star rating
05/15/22
Country Music
Review by Mary A. on 05/15/22 review stating Country Music
Ordered as a Christmas gift because it is beyond excellent!
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Sandra P.
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5.0 star rating
05/05/22
I love country music and
Review by Sandra P. on 05/05/22 review stating I love country music and
I love country music and this gives a wonderful history along with some of the great performances.
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Donald
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5.0 star rating
05/04/22
All Good. Thank You.
Review by Donald on 05/04/22 review stating All Good. Thank You.
All Good. Thank You.
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Carrie A.
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5.0 star rating
04/26/22
Got this as an early
Review by Carrie A. on 04/26/22 review stating Got this as an early
Got this as an early Fathers Day gift for husband. He really enjoyed this when he watched it when it was on before. Now he can watch any time. Thank you!!!!
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EDWARD
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5.0 star rating
04/25/22
It was very good
Review by EDWARD on 04/25/22 review stating It was very good
It was very good
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Raona
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5.0 star rating
04/20/22
Just like when it was
Review by Raona on 04/20/22 review stating Just like when it was
Just like when it was on TV
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Robert
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5.0 star rating
03/10/22
Always buy PBS
Review by Robert on 03/10/22 review stating Always buy PBS
It has always been a pleasure with PBS and Ken Burns. Who says learning cant be fun...
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Mary
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5.0 star rating
02/17/22
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
Review by Mary on 02/17/22 review stating Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
History from the earliest times and how country music evolved. Fascinating and entertaining documentary for anyone who loves music.
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RL
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5.0 star rating
01/03/22
Great research and fascinating storytelling
Review by RL on 01/03/22 review stating Great research and fascinating storytelling
Great research and fascinating storytelling
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Cathlin
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5.0 star rating
12/28/21
My wife bought this for
Review by Cathlin on 12/28/21 review stating My wife bought this for
My wife bought this for her sister. We loved the series and her sister and husband love the series also.
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Mister B.
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5.0 star rating
11/05/21
Ken Burns is my Hero!, I look forward to this series Daily!
Review by Mister B. on 11/05/21 review stating Ken Burns is my Hero!, I look forward to this series Daily!
I am 81 Years Old and remember all the Country heros that Ken features. I have met many of them. They were all great memories. Thank-You Ken for doing a super job of bringing our happy days back to Today! I am buying a special set of DVDs for a super friend, Rudi, in Germany who loves American Country Music.! He will be thrilled!.

"Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music (PBS Distribution), which is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray to coincide with its TV airing, chronicles the history of the uniquely American art form from its humble roots in Southern balladry, church hymns, minstrel music and Delta blues, to its present role as a commercial juggernaut. Assembled in its entirety onto eight discs, the collection includes more than three hours of bonus material not included in its original telecast." - Parade



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