PBS to Air New Country Music Series

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PBS will be airing a new country music series called “The Nashville Sound.” The series will feature various country music artists and will be sure to please fans of the genre.


PBS will air a new country music series starting in January. The series, called “Country Music,” will be a eight-part, 16-hour documentary that will air on PBS stations nationwide. The series will chronicle the history of country music from its beginnings in the early 20th century to the present day.

What is country music?

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the folk music of the Appalachian Mountains and the blues of the Piedmont.

The style is often characterized by simple, twangy guitars and lyrical themes of love, loss, and heartbreak. Country music has been a part of the American experience for centuries, and has evolved to become one of the most popular genres in the United States.

Today, country music is enjoyed by fans all over the world, and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re curious about this uniquely American genre, PBS is airing a new series called “Country Music” that explores its history and evolution.

The evolution of country music

Nashville. The home of country music. A city where songs about heartbreak, working hard and drinking whiskey are commonplace. It’s a sound that has been around for centuries and has evolved into the electrified, twangy sound we know today.

The Carter Family, often considered the first family of country music, were among the earliest popularizers of the genre. Their recordings of traditional songs, such as “Wildwood Flower” and “Can the Circle Be Unbroken,” in the 1920s helped to define what country music would become.

The Carter Family was followed by other groundbreaking artists, such as Jimmie Rodgers, who fused country with blues to create his own unique Sound; Hank Williams, who wrote classic songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Hey Good Lookin’”; and Patsy Cline, who brought a level of sophistication to country music with her torch songs.

In the 1960s, artists like Bob Dylan and The Byrds popularized “country-rock,” a genre that combined elements of both country and rock n’ roll. This opened the door for groups like The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt to bring their own brand of country-influenced rock to the mainstream in the 1970s.

Today, there are as many different types of country music as there are artist making it. From traditional honky tonk to contemporary pop-country, there is a sound for everyone. And with shows like PBS’s upcoming series “Country Music,” there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

The new PBS series

PBS is set to air a new country music series that is sure to please fans of the genre. The series will feature some of the biggest names in country music, and will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a country music album.

What is the new series about?

PBS will be premiering a new country music series in November. The show will explore the stories of both well-known and emerging artists in the genre.

The series will feature interviews, live performances, and archival footage. It will also tell the stories of the people and places that have shaped country music over the years.

The series is produced by Ken Burns, who is best known for his documentary films about American history.

Who is involved in the series?

The new series will feature country music stars like Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan. The series will be produced by Ken Ehrlich and includes bonus features like interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

Country music today

Country music has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. With the popularity of shows like Nashville and films like Crazy Heart, more people are interested in hearing the stories that country music has to offer. PBS is hoping to capitalize on this interest with their new series, Country Music Today.

The popularity of country music

The popularity of country music has waned in recent years, but the genre is still one of the most popular musical styles in the United States. More than 60 million people in the US claimed to be fans of country music in 2017, according to a Nielsen Music report.

Despite its decline in popularity, country music continued to be one of the most consumed genres in 2017. The genre made up for 5.5 percent of all music consumption in the US last year, which was higher than rock (5.3 percent) and hip-hop (5.1 percent).

This new PBS series, “Country Music Today,” will explore how the genre has changed over time and what it sounds like today.

The different subgenres of country music

Just as rock music has evolved over the years, so has country music. Today, there are different subgenres of country music that appeal to a variety of audiences. Below is a list of some of the most popular types of country music today:

-Bro-country: This type of country music is focused on party themes and often includes references to drinking and girls. It is popular among young male listeners.
-Country pop: As the name suggests, this type of country music combines elements of both pop and country. It is often more radio-friendly than other types of country music and appeals to a wider audience.
– Cowboy music: This type of country music pays tribute to the cowboy lifestyle. It often includes themes about ranching, rodeos, and the American West.
– Alternative country: This type of country music is more experimental and often incorporates elements from other genres, such as rock or folk.


So there you have it folks, a brand new country music series is coming to PBS. This is sure to be a hit with fans of the genre, and we can’t wait to see what this new show has in store.

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