Ken Burns’ epic 16-hour journey through the world of Americana in Country Music has been given a premiere date. The first episode of Country Music airs on Sunday, September 15 in America. The next three episodes air from Monday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 18. The final four episodes air from Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25. Although a clear release date to UK television has not yet been released.
A press release said:
“Country Music explores crucial questions—“What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?”—while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks, and many more—as well as the times in which they lived.”
Burns is no newbie when looking deep into one of America’s very own genres. His recent 19-hour deep dive into Jazz saw wide critical acclaim and marked Burns as one of the most important documentarians of his generation.