Country Music and PBS: A Sepia-Toned Nostalgia Trip


The eight-part, 16-hour PBS documentary paints a complete picture of country music from its biggest stars to its forgotten heroes, says the pop-culture and sports site The Ringer.

The series emphasizes the diversity of the art form, tracks its many influences, and explores major trends and artists. (It’s good viewing, but we’re still having trouble listening to the story of country music via Ken Burns’ voice-of-God-style narration style. If Burns’ theme is diversity, why does “Country Music” have to sound like “The Roosevelts,” “The Vietnam War,” “The Dust Bowl” … Ed.) Read more.