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“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)
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Ken Burns: Country Music

“The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

Season: 1
Eps: 3

Episode 3 | 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.

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