Ken Burns, the acclaimed documentarian of such classics as “The Civil War” and “Baseball,” has just finished a new documentary six years in the making. The new 8-part film will be called “Country Music,” and if his previous works are any indication, this new documentary will be “must-see” for all country music fans!
Burns, a self professed fan of “rock and roll,” says he wanted to do a documentary on country music because “It’s three chords and the truth.” What country music has “is essential human emotions and stories told, basically, that everybody experiences,” said Burns.
Interviews with prominent country musicians dominate the documentary. Stars such as Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, and Kris Kristofferson will be featured. Cash will discuss her father, the late Johnny Cash, and reveal why her father wrote the classic song, “I Walk the Line.” Sounds exciting! “Country Music” will debut on PBS in the fall of 2019.