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Country Music Audiobook

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by Dayton Duncan

  • Narrated by: Brian Corrigan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Release date: 09-10-19
  • Language: English

Description

The rich and colorful story of America’s most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century – based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019

This deeply researched and hugely entertaining history begins where country music itself emerged: the American South, where people sang to themselves and to their families at home and in church, and where they danced to fiddle tunes on Saturday nights. With the birth of radio in the 1920s, the songs moved from small towns, mountain hollers, and the wide-open West to become the music of an entire nation – a diverse range of sounds and styles from honky tonk to gospel to bluegrass to rockabilly, leading up through the decades to the music’s massive commercial success today.

But above all, Country Music is the story of the musicians. Here is Hank Williams’ tragic honky tonk life, Dolly Parton rising to fame from a dirt-poor childhood, and Loretta Lynn turning her experiences into songs that spoke to women everywhere. Here, too, are interviews with the genre’s biggest stars, including the likes of Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks to Rosanne Cash. Rife with endlessly fascinating anecdotes, the stories in this sweeping yet intimate history will captivate longtime country fans and introduce new listeners to an extraordinary body of music that lies at the very center of the American experience.

Additional information

Author

Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns

Narrated by

Brian Corrigan, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns

Length

18 hrs and 14 mins

Release date

09-10-19

Language

English

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