Country Music Hall Of Fame Teams Up With Shout! Factory For TV Mini-series
June 17, 2008 at 2:54 PM (PT)
The SHOUT! FACTORY and the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM have teamed up to executive produce a multi-part original series of specials on the history of Country music that will be available for television broadcast and DVD distribution.
Under the supervision of award-winning documentarians DAVID LEAF and MORGAN NEVILLE, a team of filmmakers will examine the different periods and styles of the genre, including: "The Roots of Country and Bluegrass," "The Honky Tonk Tradition," "Outlaw Country," "The NASHVILLE Sound," "The Politics of Country," "Country Songs and Songwriters," "CALIFORNIA Country" and "No Depression," which gives insight to the alternative country music movement.
LEAF and NEVILLE explain: "Rather than recount the story in a chronological way, this multi-part, multi-hour series will look at Country music thematically. Each self-contained original film will examine a crucial aspect of the heritage and the history of Country in a way that presents this AMERICAN music in a contextual framework that shows how what was once called ‘hillbilly music’ remains a dominant form of expression in AMERICAN popular music.” The series will also include various Country artists to help tell stories and perform songs from each era.