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Get a Sneak Peek of the New Ken Burns Series Country Music
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From barn dances to sold out stadium tours, from Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys to Lil Nas X, country music has not only evolved, it has become woven into the fabric of America. But, what exactly is country music and where did it come from?

These are just some of the questions that will be explored in the upcoming Ken Burns’ series, Country Music, which premieres in September on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). But, OETA is offering viewers a special “sneak peek” of this highly anticipated series at 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 14.

Previews: Country Music will take viewers behind the scenes of this sweeping new series from Ken Burns. Country Music focuses on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it ― from the Carter Family, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton and Oklahoma’s own Garth Brooks, just to name a few. Like the music itself, this series tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.

Produced by Ken Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, Country Music digs deep to uncover the roots of the music and how it has changed and evolved from “hillbilly music” to today’s hits.

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