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OETA Explores the State’s Musical Heritage with This is Oklahoma Country
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What is it about Oklahoma that so many big name country artists call this state home? That’s the question explored in the new Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) special This is Oklahoma Country.

OETA’s award-winning documentary programs, Back in Time and Gallery America have teamed up to go back stage with today’s Oklahoma country music artists working to make it big. This is Oklahoma Country premieres at 7 p.m., Sept. 12.

In advance of the new Ken Burns documentary series Country Music, this special focuses on the Oklahoma country scene. Hear from local record producers that have worked with some famous names and helped guide the careers of tomorrow’s stars. And, meet local country artists trying to make the jump from Oklahoma to Nashville as they juggle work, family and honky-tonk dreams.

With the state producing some of the world’s biggest music stars like Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Reba McIntyre, Carrie Underwood, Woody Guthrie, Roy Clark and Gene Autry, just to name a few, those dreams of stardom aren’t too far-fetched.

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