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“Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)
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Ken Burns: Country Music

“Hard Times” (1933 – 1945)

Season: 1
Eps: 2

Episode 2 | Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff.

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