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Source:  Pitchfork

Ken Burns’ new eight-part, 16-hour documentary about country music has received a premiere date.

The first episode of “Country Music” will premiere on PBS on Sunday, September 15.  The next three episodes will air from Monday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 18.  The final four episodes will air from Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25.

Produced by Burns and his longtime collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, “Country Music” will follow the history and evolution of the quintessentially American music genre — from the hills of Appalachia to the honky-tonks of Texas and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry — over the course of the eight episodes.

“Country Music” is only Burns’ second documentary to focus on music, following 2001’s “Jazz.”

Read the story at Pitchfork.

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