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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

67 Reviews
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C J.
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5.0 star rating
02/28/24
Cant Ever Go Wrong with Ken Burns!!
Review by C J. on 02/28/24 review stating Cant Ever Go Wrong with Ken Burns!!
Take me home, country road.
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Shelley
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5.0 star rating
12/26/23
Love it, especially the parts
Review by Shelley on 12/26/23 review stating Love it, especially the parts
Love it, especially the parts with Johnny Cash, the Carters, and Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. I'm hoping to see some Dolly in there somewhere I am on Disc 4.
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Karen
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5.0 star rating
11/26/23
Perfect
Review by Karen on 11/26/23 review stating Perfect
DVDs arrived in great shape. We've bought this set before but gave it away. Now we have our own
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Brooke
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
10/17/23
Country music
Review by Brooke on 10/17/23 review stating Country music
Any Country music lover will highly enjoy this!
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Theresa D.
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5.0 star rating
10/15/23
This is a wonderful video,
Review by Theresa D. on 10/15/23 review stating This is a wonderful video,
This is a wonderful video, and we will enjoy it. Ken Burns makes spectacular videos and we are lucky to have his expertise.
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Robert
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3.0 star rating
10/10/23
Too expensive
Review by Robert on 10/10/23 review stating Too expensive
Too expensive for Canadians
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Leslie
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5.0 star rating
10/09/23
Country Music: a film by Ken Burns
Review by Leslie on 10/09/23 review stating Country Music: a film by Ken Burns
Excellent video....historic!
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Sharon
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5.0 star rating
10/09/23
Country Music
Review by Sharon on 10/09/23 review stating Country Music
We love the series! It has provided so much historical information that has not been available in the past. These individuals were such hard workers!
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Paul
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5.0 star rating
10/03/23
Title is straight to the core of content.
Review by Paul on 10/03/23 review stating Title is straight to the core of content.
As is with all other Ken Burns subjects this was a very comprehensive and interesting explanation of the history of county music and more. Content was very rich. I would recommend it for everyone regardless of their musical tastes.
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Gwendolyn
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5.0 star rating
09/12/23
Super enjoy the history. Spent
Review by Gwendolyn on 09/12/23 review stating Super enjoy the history. Spent
Super enjoy the history. Spent over 40 years entertaining telling people about real Country Music. I love that its being passed on thru shows like this.
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Jack
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5.0 star rating
08/21/23
I never tire of watching this documentary
Review by Jack on 08/21/23 review stating I never tire of watching this documentary
I have watched this country music documentary six times and I will watch it many more times!
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Sandra
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
08/10/23
Great set
Review by Sandra on 08/10/23 review stating Great set
Great set
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Richard
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5.0 star rating
06/27/23
The Best
Review by Richard on 06/27/23 review stating The Best
More than Country Music, this is also Music and history of the times. Great reflection of the music and how it came to be.
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Ronald
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5.0 star rating
05/17/23
Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
Review by Ronald on 05/17/23 review stating Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
Great set.
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Earl
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5.0 star rating
05/04/23
one of burns best
Review by Earl on 05/04/23 review stating one of burns best
one of burns best
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Charles
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5.0 star rating
05/02/23
Typical great Ken Burns stuff.
Review by Charles on 05/02/23 review stating Typical great Ken Burns stuff.
Typical great Ken Burns stuff. Really enjoyed this
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Ray
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
04/12/23
Country music
Review by Ray on 04/12/23 review stating Country music
It is very informative and helpful about the way it was founded!! I love the documentary and hope for more information!!
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Rebecca
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5.0 star rating
02/20/23
Excellent!!
Review by Rebecca on 02/20/23 review stating Excellent!!
Excellent!!
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Sherry
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5.0 star rating
01/31/23
Remarkable snapshot of Americana
Review by Sherry on 01/31/23 review stating Remarkable snapshot of Americana
Brilliant as all things Ken Burns
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Melanie
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
01/28/23
Country Music
Review by Melanie on 01/28/23 review stating Country Music
This deserves 10 stars!!! Mr. Ken Burns et. al. ALWAYS do an exemplary job. I haven't been a Country music fan, this swayed me a bit!! Thank you PBS for your support of Ken Burns.

"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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LOVED!!!
Review by Mindy review stating LOVED!!!
I cannot explain how amazing this documentary was. Im 40 years old and i grew up with Country music. This brought back so many wonderful memories and i learned SO much. This is going to be a MUST HAVE purchase for sure!!!
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Gordon reviewed Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns DVD & Blu-ray
5 star rating
I would buy this product again
Review by Gordon review stating I would buy this product again
Im 80 years young and have been involved in music all my life. This Ken Burns special was special for me and my wife and we listened for an hour a night so that we could review and rehash the music, the artists and the special way it was presented. Im now buying the DVD so that we can enjoy it any time we wish at our leisure. Ken Burns is a very special person who has a grasp on life, in all aspects and situations.
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The Best
Review by Gwen review stating The Best
My 92 year old father watches at least once a week and it brings him so much joy! Best present I have ever given him!

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