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AETN will host its first “Country Music” preview screening Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.
Be sure to dust off your best dancing boots, because this free preview screening will be followed by a concert with Arkansas's own The Salty Dogs and special guests, including Hee Haw alumnus Buck Trent, fiddle player Tim Crouch (Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton and more) and Arkansas pianist Chuck Dodson.
The Salty Dogs
“Country Music,” an eight-part, 16-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Sunday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
“Country Music” explores crucial questions – “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?” – while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it – from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe 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.
Find out more at aetn.org/countrymusic.
Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock