Country Music ~ A film by Ken Burns
FREE ADMISSION. Tickets will be available at the Bear Tooth box-office only starting Tuesday, August 20th at 10:30 am. Two tickets per person max, first come first served.
"Alaska Public Media brings you Country Music, directed by Ken Burns.
Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century.
Country Music explores questions –– such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?“–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people. The series features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before."