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“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

Country music works to stay true to its roots as the genre skyrockets to new heights.

“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996) Country Music

Premiered September 22, 2019
“Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” (1984 – 1996)

Episode 8 | Learn how “New Traditionalists” like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.

About the Program

Country Music

Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.” Directed by Ken Burns.

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