Country Music

S1 E3 | PREVIEW

Episode 3 Preview | “The Hillbilly Shakespeare”

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.

AIRED: September 15, 2019 | 0:00:30
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- [Narrator] On Country Music, the birth of bluegrass.

- I mean, how many people can say

this man right here started a whole new genre of music?

Bill Monroe did that.

- [Narrator] And the life of the hillbilly Shakespeare,

Hank Williams.

- [Man] It all begins with a song.

Songs are the magic carpets that change things.

The world changed because of Hank Williams' songs.

- [Narrator] When Country Music continues.

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