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Ken Burns to produce miniseries doc on country music

Loretta Lynn at the 44th Annual Country Music

(Credit: AP)

Ken Burns - who has famously, memorably, fronted PBS documentaries on the Civil War, jazz and baseball - will turn to country music, PBS said yesterday. Expect a multi-episode series, exploring the question "What is country music?," while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating singers and songwriters who created it - from the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more - as well as the times in which they lived.

 Due date: 2018. 

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