502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
East Tennessee PBS presents Ken Burns’s “COUNTRY MUSIC”
COUNTRY MUSIC will chronicle the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of our nation. 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 will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.
It will be 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, including The Civil War, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, The Dust Bowl, and many more.
Join us as Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey and Vickie Lawson of East Tennessee PBS preview this historic documentary and participate in a panel discussion after the preview.
A limited number of VIP tickets at $100 are available which include a reception with the producers and Ken Burns.
Photo: Johnny Cash at his home in California, 1960. Credit: Sony Music Archives