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Woman’s Day: Ken Burns’ New Documentary Is A Deep Dive Into the Fascinating History of Country Music

August 9, 2019 Have you ever wondered about the origin of your favorite genre? Burns painstakingly examines the evolution of country music through the work of artists like the Carter Family and Hank Williams. “At the heart of every great country music song is a story,” he says. “As the songwriter Harlan Howard said, ‘It’s

Los Angeles Times: In 2019, country music has a raging identity crisis. For Ken Burns, that’s a 100-year-old story

Yep, they’re country. Clockwise from top left: Loretta Lynn, Lil Nas X, Jimmie Rodgers and Ray Charles. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images (Lynn); Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images (Lil Nas X); BMI / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images (Rodgers); Express Newspapers / Getty Images (Charles).) By RANDY LEWIS STAFF WRITER  SEP. 4, 2019 On

The Aspen Times: Ken Burns previews ‘Country Music’ documentary in Aspen

By: Andrew Travers  atravers@aspentimes.com Ken Burns spent more than eight years working on his new 16-hour documentary series “Country Music.” He did 101 interviews, collected 1,000 hours of film and some 100,000 photographs, culled down to the 3,300 featured in the film. So it may come as a surprise that America’s most beloved documentarian wasn’t a country

Aspen Daily News: ‘An evening with Ken Burns:’ Famous filmmaker to preview his latest project, “Country Music,” in Aspen

Erica Robbie, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer Aug 17, 2019 Despite his more than 30 years of telling stories of war and other equally heavy subjects, Ken Burns was not prepared for the level of emotion he would experience while creating his latest documentary: “Country Music.” “We tend to make fun of country music because it

Lancaster Online: 3 Donegal High students find national success with their History Day documentaries

MARY ELLEN WRIGHT | Staff Writer Jul 28, 2019 When Taylor Barton first learned about pioneering 19th-century nurse Clara Barton, she wondered whether their common last name might not be just a coincidence. “I’ve always been interested in the Red Cross and Clara Barton, because when I was younger I thought everyone with the last