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The People

Discover the stories of the people who helped shape Country Music in Nashville.

Jean Shepard

"Hi friends, this Jean Shepard, and I've been slinging country music for a long time at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
And we're proud to be talking to you on behalf of your public television."

– Jean Shepard –


From southern Appalachia’s songs of heartbreak and faith to the western swing of Texas, from California honky tonks to the Grand Ole Opry in NPT's home town of Nashville, Ken Burns' Country Music follows the evolution, over the course of the twentieth century, of America’s music.

Ken Burns' Country Music | 8-Set-DVD
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