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Play “The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933)

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Episode 1 | See how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music’s first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

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Play “Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)

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Episode 2 | Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff.

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Play “The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

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Episode 3 | See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprising emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

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Play “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1953 – 1963)

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Episode 4 | Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.

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Play “The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)

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Episode 5 | 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.

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Play "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” (1968 – 1972)

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Episode 6 | Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

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Play “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” (1973 – 1983)

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Episode 7 | Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers’ shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the “Outlaw” movement.

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Play “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

Content rating: TV-PG

Episode 8 | Learn how “New Traditionalists” like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.

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Play Spanish Version | “The Rub”

Content rating: TV-PG

Spanish Version - Episode 1 | La música hillbilly llega a nuevos oyentes a través del fonógrafo y la radio, lanzando las carreras de las grandes estrellas de la música country, The Carter Family y Jimmie Rodgers.

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Play Spanish Version | “Hard Times”

Content rating: TV-14

Spanish Version - Episode 2 | Nashville, Tennessee, se convierte en el centro de la industria de la música country mientras se hace más popular durante la Gran Depresión y la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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Play Spanish Version | “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”

Content rating: TV-14

Spanish Version - Episode 3 | Las estrellas del country de EE. UU. luego de la guerra, incluido Hank Williams, cuyas canciones están inspiradas en su corta y trágica vida.

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Play Spanish Version | "I Can’t Stop Loving You”

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Spanish Version - Episode 4 | Una visita a Memphis, Tennessee, durante otra época junto a artistas como Elvis Presley y Johnny Cash. Ray Charles. Patsy Cline.

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Play Spanish Version | "The Sons and Daughters of America"

Content rating: TV-14

Spanish Version - Episode 5 | Los artistas de la música country, como Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard y Charley Pride, reflejan el cambio de Estados Unidos, debido al variado público que convocan.

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Play Spanish Version | "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

Content rating: TV-14

Spanish Version - Episode 6 | La música country atrae a los artistas a Nashville, Tennessee, mientras que la guerra en Vietnam continúa. Kris Kristofferson establece un estándar lírico. Bob Dylan y The Byrds, entre otros, visitan Nashville, Tennessee, para grabar.

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Play Spanish Version | “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’"

Content rating: TV-PG

Spanish Version - Episode 8 | A medida que la música country surge, los artistas, como George Strait, Randy Travis y los Judds, trabajan para mantener el género fiel a sus raíces. El ascenso de Garth Brooks y el regreso de Johnny Cash.

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