Extras

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    Country Music

    Episode 2 Preview | “Hard Times”

    Nashville transforms into Music City as America falls for singing cowboys and Texas Swing.

    Episode 2 Preview | “Hard Times”

    Video thumbnail: Country Music “Will the Circle Be Unbroken:” Country Music’s Anthem

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    “Will the Circle Be Unbroken:” Country Music’s Anthem

    Featured artists discuss this special song's meaning to Americans.

    “Will the Circle Be Unbroken:” Country Music’s Anthem

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Betty Johnson: The Johnson Family Singers 1930s

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    Betty Johnson: The Johnson Family Singers 1930s

    Betty Johnson discusses growing up in a family band of six.

    Betty Johnson: The Johnson Family Singers 1930s

    Video thumbnail: Country Music The Carter Scratch, Travis Picking, Doc Watson

    Country Music

    The Carter Scratch, Travis Picking, Doc Watson

    Randy Scruggs exhibits the playing styles of Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis and Doc Watson.

    The Carter Scratch, Travis Picking, Doc Watson

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Episode 3 Preview | “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”

    Country Music

    Episode 3 Preview | “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”

    Meet the country stars of post-war America, including the Hillbilly Shakespeare.

    Episode 3 Preview | “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Hank Williams: The Songwriter and Performer

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    Hank Williams: The Songwriter and Performer

    Featured artists discuss the genius and singularity of Hank Williams, Sr.

    Hank Williams: The Songwriter and Performer

    Video thumbnail: Country Music John McEuen: Earl Scruggs’ Banjo Style

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    John McEuen: Earl Scruggs’ Banjo Style

    John McEuen discusses Earl Scruggs' innovations on the banjo.

    John McEuen: Earl Scruggs’ Banjo Style

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Don Maddox: The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in the World

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    Don Maddox: The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in the World

    Don Maddox, Jean Shepard, and Marty Stuart swap stories about the Maddox Brothers and Rose

    Don Maddox: The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in the World

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Ralph Stanley: The First Song Mother Taught Me

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    Ralph Stanley: The First Song Mother Taught Me

    The late Ralph Stanley plays a banjo tune and describes his playing technique.

    Ralph Stanley: The First Song Mother Taught Me

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Mel Tillis: Learning to Talk Through Singing

    Country Music

    Mel Tillis: Learning to Talk Through Singing

    Mel Tillis talks about how he dealt with a stutter by singing.

    Mel Tillis: Learning to Talk Through Singing

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Patsy Cline: Tough Edges, Big Heart

    Country Music

    Patsy Cline: Tough Edges, Big Heart

    Friends and admirers share memories of "the Cline."

    Patsy Cline: Tough Edges, Big Heart

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Episode 4 Preview | “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

    Country Music

    Episode 4 Preview | “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

    Visit Memphis during the era of rockabilly, and see how Patsy Cline rises to stardom.

    Episode 4 Preview | “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

    Video thumbnail: Country Music The Bryants and “Rocky Top”

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    The Bryants and “Rocky Top”

    Brenda Lee reminisces about the songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.

    The Bryants and “Rocky Top”

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Elvis: The Hillbilly Cat

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    Elvis: The Hillbilly Cat

    Featured artists remember Elvis Presley and discuss his unique role in American music.

    Elvis: The Hillbilly Cat

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Johnny Cash: Poet Performer

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    Johnny Cash: Poet Performer

    Featured artists marvel at the artistry and genius of Johnny Cash.

    Johnny Cash: Poet Performer

    Video thumbnail: Country Music The Artistry of Merle Haggard

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    The Artistry of Merle Haggard

    The late Merle Haggard discusses his songwriting and other artists discuss his impact.

    The Artistry of Merle Haggard

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Episode 5 Preview | "The Sons and Daughters of America"

    Country Music

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

    New country artists like Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride reflect a changing America.

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

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Episode 6 Preview | “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

    Country Music

    Episode 6 Preview | “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

    Learn what draws artists like Bob Dylan to Nashville as the Vietnam War rages.

    Episode 6 Preview | “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

    Video thumbnail: Country Music “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”

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    “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”

    Tom T. Hall tells the story of how he came to write his famous song.

    “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Episode 7 Preview | "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”

    Country Music

    Episode 7 Preview | "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”

    Witness a vibrant era in country music, thanks to mainstream crossovers and a new sound.

    Episode 7 Preview | "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”

    Video thumbnail: Country Music "He Stopped Loving Her Today:" The Story Behind the Song

    Country Music

    "He Stopped Loving Her Today:" The Story Behind the Song

    The songwriters, producer, and fans discuss this classic song's genesis and significance.

    "He Stopped Loving Her Today:" The Story Behind the Song

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Johnny Cash: Following the Gospel

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    Johnny Cash: Following the Gospel

    Rosanne Cash and John Carter Cash and the Oak Ridge Boys discuss Johnny Cash's faith.

    Johnny Cash: Following the Gospel

    Video thumbnail: Country Music Marty Stuart: Back to the Source

    Country Music

    Marty Stuart: Back to the Source

    Marty Stuart reminisces about a quiet moment he had listening to Jimmie Rodgers.

    Marty Stuart: Back to the Source