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Country Music: “Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)

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In Episode 2 of Country Music, watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff.

Then watch episode 3 of Country Music: “The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953) September 17 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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