The Joy of Country

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The Joy of Country
A history of country music from the 1920s to the present day, examining how its marriage of folk and pop sounds became part of the soundtrack to working-class life in America's southern states. The programme explores how some of the genre's leading performers, including Hank Williams, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, found themselves caught between showbusiness and authenticity, and analyses the qualities that give country music its power. Featuring contributions by Dolly Parton, Laura Cantrell, kd lang, Hank Williams III and the Handsome Family
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