One of the biggest discussions that country music faces is "What is country music?". While that question has many different answers, one place you can go to find some perspective is country music's history. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced amazing television shows aimed at the history of baseball and The Civil War, takes aim at the musical genre with his new special, 'Country Music'. The special premieres on PBS on Sunday, September 15.

The 8-part, 16-hour series will attempt to answer the question, '"What is country music?". It will look at the history of the genre and focus on some of its biggest names like The Carter Family, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Garth Brooks. It will take a look at where country music began and the stories of the artists who took it there. Needless to say, if you're a fan of country music like we are, then this is a MUST SEE.

KHAK is actually going to have a special preview of the program on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. This FREE event is being held at the gorgeous Celebration Farm in Iowa City. This venue is a premier event space, just look at it!

Celebration Barn
Celebration Farm

The event on September 3rd will feature appetizers and drinks, prize giveaways, and a special preview of Ken Burns' 'Country Music'! It is limited to only 300 people, so if you want to go you can sign up for your free tickets HERE.

Courtlin and I are hosting Tuesday night's event. We'll see you there!

[via PBS]

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