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Episode 5 Preview | "The Sons and Daughters of America"

Season 1 Episode 5 | 30s

See how country music reflects a changing America, with Loretta Lynn speaking to women everywhere, Merle Haggard becoming “The Poet of the Common Man” and audiences looking beyond race to embrace Charley Pride.

Episode 5 Preview | "The Sons and Daughters of America"
Funding for Country Music was provided by Bank of America, the Annenberg Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Belmont University, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Rosalind P. Walter and by members of ‘The Better Angels Society,’ including: The Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Schwartz/Reisman Foundation, the Pfeil Foundation, Diane and Hal Brierley, John and Catherine Debs, the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Mercedes T. Bass, Fred and Donna Seigel, Gilchrist and Amy Berg, James R. Berdell Foundation, David Bonderman, Deborah P. and Jonathan T. Dawson, Senator Bill and Tracy Frist, Susan and David Kreisman, Rocco and Debby Landesman, Lillian Lovelace, John and Leslie McQuown, Mindy's Hope Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation, Michelle Smith. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.
Extras
Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
Marty Stuart describes the marks and inscriptions on his mandolin and how they got there.
Interviewees pick they would send into outer space to represent country music.
Friends and family discuss Johnny Cash's return to simple songwriting and record-making.
Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.
Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.
Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.
Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.
Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom.
Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare.