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Ken Burns' Country Music Sept 12th​
September 12, 2019 07:00 PM

Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. The eight-part 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey. Country Music explores questions –– such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?“–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.

As a Special treat before and after the screening we will have local musician Morgan Crouse. Twenty year old Morgan Crouse was raised in rural western Colorado with a strong country background. Morgan has made guest appearances with Nashville recording artists Lady Antebellum, Andy Griggs, Daryl Singletary, and The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys. As well as Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash'd Out and Eagles tribute band, The Boys Of Summer. She has opened for Dylan Scott, John Michael Montgomery, Collin Raye, Restless Heart, Phil Vasser, Bri Bagwell, Kimberly Dunn, Cody Johnson, the Scooter Brown Band and many more. As a contestant in The Country Showdown, she opened up for Wynonna in Copper Mountain Colorado and performed at the Utah State Fair. She has had the privilege to work with local artists Stray Grass, Mark Ramsey, Shea Bramer, and the Spare Parts Quartet. Screening begins at 7pm and Doors open at 6:30! This is a free event

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