In Memphis, the confluence of blues and hillbilly music at Sun Studios gives birth to "rockabilly," the precursor of rock and roll. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are at the forefront. Nashville has Country music adapts to the cultural changes of post-war society. Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs transform string band music into Bluegrass.
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Explore the history of country music from its deep roots in ballads, hymns and blues, to its mainstream popularity. What's next for director Ken Burns? Country Music is coming Fall Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists.
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The eight-part series chronicles the history and prominence of country music in American culture. Burns announced the miniseries in January , with a projected airdate in Burns cited his ongoing work on other documentary projects as having affected progress on the series.