Country Music


Marty Stuart on Country's 'Mother Church'

Musician Marty Stuart explains how the “Grand Ole Opry” became the heart of Nashville. Just one of the stories in Country Music, the sweeping new series from filmmaker Ken Burns – coming to PBS September 15th at 8/7c. #CountryMusicPBS.

AIRED: September 15, 2019 | 0:01:00

STUART: All of his children had come to the

mother church of country music.

It was almost like a badge of honor

that you had to bring your culture with you

to the table.

That's why Bob Wills and his guys

brought us western music.

That's why Hank Williams brought the south

with him from Honky Tonks.

Johnny Cash brought the black land dirt of Arkansas.

Bill Monroe brought music out of Kentucky, bluegrass music.

Willie Nelson brought his poetry from Texas.

Patsy Cline brought her heart ache from Virginia.

I mean it was the most wonderful parade

of sons and daughters of America

that brought their hearts and their souls

and their experiences

and it gave us a great era in country music.


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