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Country Music: “The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

Country Music

In Episode 1 of Country Music, see how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music’s first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

Then watch episode 2 of Country Music: Hard Times (1933 -1945) September 16 at 8:00 p.m. on VPM PBS or stream it here.

Country Music
Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.”


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