Official Extended Trailer | Country Music | A Film by Ken Burns | PBS

Official Extended Trailer | Country Music | A Film by Ken Burns | PBS


♪ I’m so lonesome I could die ♪ BROOKS: Country music comes
from right in here. This heart and soul
that we all have. PARTON: You can dance to it,
you can make love to it, you can play it at a funeral. It has something in it
for everybody. BURNS: Country music is
about human emotions. We’re always looking for
those topics that are going to tell us a lot
about who we are. Not just to the era
that we cover, but who we are now. GIDDENS: If you wanted
to look for like, super strong women telling
really amazing stories, you went to country. ♪♪ LYNN: I mean the songs
were just life. It’s I’ve seen it,
or I’ve lived it. And I never would tell my
husband which one was. PRIDE: I believe that you can go
look and find a country song, that will help you feel better. Sometimes it might make you cry but you’ll feel better. DUNCAN: This is the story of a
uniquely American art form, that sometimes gets defined as
three chords and the truth. And the people who
made it, created it, and how it became a business. CASH: Hello I’m Johnny Cash. ♪♪ CASH: My dad, he worked out all
of his problems on stage. That’s where he took his anguish
and fears and griefs, and he worked them out
with an audience. That’s just who he was. EWERS: I hope that when people
hear of the series that they’ll tune in. It made me a convert out of me,
it’s a wonderful story. ♪♪ NELSON: I always thought it was
a really good song and I played it for Patsy Cline and she thought it was
a great song. BURNS: It’s phenomenally great
music about people who felt their stories
weren’t being told. I think that’s utterly American. ♪♪

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  1. Ken Burns has awesome documentary films on PBS. My favorite was WWII. Most of the series I fell asleep, but what I saw was interesting. Cannot wait until September 15. Old country music is amazing. Both my mom and Dad want to see it as well.

  2. Country music comes from "Black" people.
    Chewing gum comes from "Black" people.
    High school teacher comes from "Black" people.
    Ice cream comes from "Black" people.
    Feet comes from "Black" people.
    Pencils comes from "Black" people.
    Lightning comes from "Black" people.
    Wigs comes from "Black" people.
    Alphabet comes from "Black" people.
    Tea comes from "Black" people.
    Ceiling fan comes from "Black" people.
    Tree comes from "Black" people.
    Soccer comes from "Black" people.
    Grandma comes from "Black" people.
    Outside comes from "Black" people.
    Puppy dogs comes from "Black" people.
    YouTube comes from "Black" people.
    Your thumbs comes from "Black" people.

  3. Does anybody knows if there's a way to watch this documentary from abroad? I'm a big Country music fan, but I live in Belgium. I really wanna watch this! Any suggestions? Online or…? Tnx! Grtz, Sylvia.

  4. I can't tell say loud enough that this is a great show.
    I went to my Mecca, which was the Ryman Theater.
    This is better than that.

  5. It's interesting and well worth watching but it seems every 5 minutes there has to be some mention of racism throughout each episode. It's gets oh so tiresome.

  6. In his series on Jazz, he relied too heavily on the most myopic of jazz snobs, Wynton Marsalis. The series suffered as a result. I hope he avoids that here.

  7. This series is not one of Ken Burn's better works. It tells its own politically correct story of Country music, which is not accurate, and quite boring, at times.

  8. I couldn't find any more-appropriate webpage, on Facebook or whatever, to make this comment – , so I will post this here:

    As-of my watching the first three episodes of this "Country Music" series by Sept. 17th,`19 – , I have noticed that there were quite-a-few instances of Country Music stars that had been within-recent-years interviewed for the series, but which had died before it was first aired. The singers Little Jimmy Dickens, Merle Haggard, and Mel Tillis are examples of this circumstance. I thought that it was customary for documentaries to include an implicative on-screen notification during any interview of a recent-years deceased person, such as "recorded in [such-and-such year]" – , so that the viewers wouldn't unintentionally be lead to mistakenly think that some already deceased celebrity was actually still alive and giving interviews.

  9. I hope he included not only just Buck Owens but Roy Clark. But I doubt he could fit them All In. I forgot about Charlie Pride I have a couple of his LPS

  10. Episodes 4 and 5 span the years 1954-68, and George Jones is only mentioned in an occasional comment. They can devote 3 minutes to Jeannie Seely wearing a miniskirt on the Grand Ol Opry, and another 10 minutes on a few other one hit wonders, but somehow can't find a minute to discuss George's rise to stardom. I think I'm done watching this one, Mr. Burns.

  11. Seems to be focusing on the personalities rather than the music, which is a national treasure…hmm… Well, classic country music deserves all the limelight it can get.

  12. This doc should be renamed, Ken Burns Blackwashing Country Music, or Ken Burns Johnny Cash Country Music.
    Disappointed, had so much potential.

  13. This is not a documentary about country music. It's a documentary about johnny cash hank William's, johnny cash, the carter family and johnny cash.

    Ken Burns is a liberal from the hippie age and it shows. He spent more time showing Bob Dillon. Kris Kristofferson. Emmylou Harris and Graham Parsons then he did George Jones, Kenny Roger's or Barbara Mandrell who he only mentioned in passing.

    He never once mentioned the Statler Brothers yet showed them nonstop backing up johnny cash. Also Ken Burns is under the impression the song Will the Circle be unbroken is every country fans favorite song and must be played non stop through all the episodes.

    Way way way too much Marty Stuart and Waylon Jennings!!!!

    Could have been a great documentary if the director actually did any research.

  14. There's just one more night of he whole documentary series left (like 15 hours already!)… I feel so INVIGORATED in the music… in the great things America has produced!!! (This comment will probably be buried in the avalanche of positive comments… because the whole documentary series is sooooo GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  15. I've been a fan if country music since I was around 5 years old. I was a huge KISS fan and then I heard Dolly Parton sing and I was converted. I'm now 47……and have collected 5000+ record albums (yes vinyl), 800+ cd's and loads of mp3's (on my IPOD). I started watching this documentary last week and it's AMAZING!!!!! It starts right at the beginning when country music started to become popular in the 1920's. Of all the documentaries I've ever seen on the subject…..this one is the most thorough. It touches on every aspect of country music. If your a lover of music (not just country music) I think you'll enjoy this show. Thank you sooooooooooo much Ken Burns……you did an AMAZING job!!!!!! I really hate for it to end.

  16. This documentary is so interesting and I am enjoying seeing the photos and video footage. You need to watch all of the series to see how it covers so many talented artists. Loving it! Some of it brought me to tears. We are losing this style of music today – being forced to listen to other styles. I admire all talents but when I want to hear a specific style, I sure would like to be able to!

  17. I'm glad they didn't go beyond 2005 because that's when country music morphed into second rate southern rock music. I understand it has to change, but screaming guitars and people dressed like bums is not country music. The renaissance and rebirth of the 1990's was just the last breath of real country. All that's left is bluegrass.

  18. Another masterpiece by Ken Burns. They showed each two hour episode- twice, back to back, during the afternoon for most of the week, and I watched all of them; sometimes back to back. I was totally enthralled with the stories, the personalities, the history- and, of course, the music. The music was/is- very special, spiritual, uplifting, inspiring and visceral. So too, were the stories behind the music and the musicians. I especially enjoyed the early segments, the history of the Grand Ole Opry, Bill Monroe, Jimmie Rodgers, Earl Scruggs, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Willie Nelson is an American Treasure. Marty Stuart is a fine story teller, he gets it just right. Enjoyed Hank Williams granddaughter and Roseanne Cash. I've been playing the music from the series- all week. It gets in your head, and touches your heart.

  19. Too much Marty Stewart. The title is Country Music, but there was Marty Stewart in there. What a crock. Then he gave 30 seconds to someone who had 71 songs chart, one spent 13 weeks at number 1, and charted in the top 10 7 times over the next 40 years following his death. Too influential for only 30 seconds mention. Ken Burns needs to be held upside down over a plate of cornbread for about 10 hours as punishment for using Marty Stewart in that horrible mockumentary.

  20. I watched every episode and loved it. I grew up with segregation and the only songs got played on the phonograph in our house was Charlie Pride!!!

  21. I don’t understand people who don’t accept the idea that you can love more than one genre of music. I love Rock n Roll and I love pop standards. I love alternative rock, jazz, and country music. Sure, there are artists in each genre that are great, and there are artists in each that are like squeaky chalk on a blackboard.

    Each genre has its own place in life, to me

  22. This doc is a great film for any fan of any kind of music. I enjoyed it immensely and I'm mostly a metal/punk guy, but I like all types of music and this documentary is fantastic and immensely interesting.

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