What Ken Burns learned about the country music business while making his new documentary

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Ken Burns has been engulfed by country music for the past eight years. Burns and his team have gathered more than 1,000 hours of film and conducted 101 interviews, totaling 175 hours of footage.  Burns’ task? Curate all of that into a 16-hour documentary. “That’s the job, that’s what I get paid for,” Burns said.  The...

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Ken Burns To Release New Documentary, 'Country Music'
Ken Burn will release his latest documentary, “Country Music,” an eight-part PBS series. According to CNN, the documentary chronicles one of the country’s beloved musical genres. Burn said music about “pickup trucks and good ole boys” is just a small subgenre of country music. He said country music is about two “universal themes,” that of “love and loss.” Burns not only shows biographical details of musicians but how the sound of country has evolved over time.

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