Music & Dance


New! Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983) 141 min.

Defining country music is debated as never before, and the argument sparks a vibrant era. Dolly Parton crosses over to mainstream success. Willie Nelson finds creative freedom in Texas. Emmylou Harris influences a new generation of artists.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984 –1996) 115 min.

As country music’s popularity skyrockets, the genre confronts the question of whether it can also stay true to its roots. The success of the “New Traditionalists”—Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, the Judds, and Dwight Yoakam—suggests it can.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Hard Times (1933 –1945) 114 min.

During the Great Depression and World War II, country music thrives and reaches bigger audiences. Gene Autry sets off a craze for singing cowboys, Bob Wills adapts jazz’s Big Band sound to create Texas Swing, and Roy Acuff becomes a star.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 –1953) 114 min.

Country music adapts to the cultural changes of post-war society. Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs transform string band music into Bluegrass. Out of the bars comes a new sound and songs about drinking, cheating, and heartbreak: Honky Tonk.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 –1963) 112 min.

In Memphis, the confluence of blues and hillbilly music at Sun Studios gives birth to “rockabilly,” the precursor of rock and roll. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are at the forefront. Nashville has become Music City USA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Ken Burns: Country Music 960 min.

Ken Burns' eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. More than eight years in the making, the film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon. Fi...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Rub (Beginnings –1933) 113 min.

After centuries of percolating in America’s immigrant and racial mix, particularly in the American South, what was first called “hillbilly music” begins reaching more people through the new technologies of phonographs and radio.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Sons and Daughters Of America (1964 –1968) 115 min.

During a time of upheaval, country music reflects the changes in American society. Loretta Lynn performs songs that speak on behalf of women. Charley Pride becomes a country star. Merle Haggard becomes the “Poet of the Common Man.”

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972) 113 min.

With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions. Kris Kristofferson abandons his military career, becomes a writer whose lyricism sets a new standard for country songs.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation 98 min.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This film brings the concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019