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Neil D PBS - Ken Burns Country Music (74* d) RE: PBS - Ken Burns Country Music 29 Sep 19

I agree with Stringsinger about to much time devoted to Hank Jr. Boy, if an apple ever DID fall far from the tree. Everything Dad recorded was authentic and sincere. Everything Jr did was formulaic, pandering and cheesy. I thought that he and Kenny Rogers represented everything most cringeworthy about Country Music of that era. I also agree that the "Outlaw" label was very much a commercial ploy. Even though JC, Willy and Kris were the only artists I had any time for at that point, I was never comfortable with the "Outlaw" designation.
I did enjoy the series but I must say that after Hank passed much of the music was hard to listen to, as I expected going in. I would have liked a bit more explorations of Country's antecedents at the beginning of part 1. The music wasn't born fully formed in 1927, it evolved over time. Some of the songs AP Carter took copyrights on may have been hundreds of years old.

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