Episode 1, Season 1 / Sep 17, 2019

Working on a Building

Why is country music so white?

The Prologue

The Prologue

Ken Burns and Rhiannon Giddens discuss the legibility of African and African-American contributions to country music—from the Carter Family to Lil Nas X—and how that influence has been erased in the American consciousness.

Featuring Ken Burns, Rhiannon Giddens, and Julie Dunfey

In Conversation

In Conversation

Documentarians Julie Dunfey and Ken Burns on the soundscape of Country Music.

In Session

In Session

Dom Flemons performs from Black Cowboys live from the Oxford American stage