East Tennessee PBS, in partnership with the East Tennessee Historical Society and East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies present an advanced preview of Ken Burns’ “Country Music.” The showing will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Arrive early for a special performance by ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music program.
“Country Music” chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form. From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky-tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, we follow the evolution of Country Music over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become “America’s music.” Directed and produced by Ken Burns, written and produced by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Julie Dunfey — Emmy-award winning creators of PBS’s most-acclaimed and most-watched documentaries for more than a quarter century. This eight-episode, sixteen-and-a-half-hours series will begin airing on PBS, Sept. 15.
This preview is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.face book.com/EastTennesseePBS.