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Ken Burns: Country Music is available at Access Video on Demand.

Mar 12, 2020

Follow the story of country music from its humble beginnings in the early 20th century to the mega-concerts of the 1990s.

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

The eight-episode 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns. This popular country music documentary series

reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack Album Sales Chart in 2019. It has sold 33,100 copies in the United states alone as of January 2020.

Stream all 8 episodes of Country Music now at Access Video on Demand at Ottawa Public Library.

The Rub (Beginnings –1933)

Hard Times (1933 –1945) 

The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 –1953) 

I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 –1963)

The Sons and Daughters Of America (1964 –1968)

Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972) 

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)

Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984 –1996)


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