News

Ken Burns plans country music documentary

Ken Burns plans country music documentary

COUNTRY MUSIC: Singers Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash perform Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," during the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary concert at New York's Madison Square Garden, Oct. 16, 1992. Johnny and June will be among those profiled in Ken Burns' upcoming documentary. Photo: Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — He’s done baseball, Vietnam, and the Gettysburg Address. Now it’s country music that is getting the Ken Burns treatment.

The PBS documentary maker’s newest project will see him dig into the roots of country music — tracing its history to where it is today.

Among those who will be profiled will be the Carter Family, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and others.

Don’t go rushing to check your local PBS listings for it just yet. It isn’t due out until 2018.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Robin Williams’ image cannot be used for 25 years

Fresh
Actor and comedian Robin Williams poses during a press tour promoting his new movie "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2007.

The "Mrs. Doubtfire" stare will not appear in any form of publicity until 2039.

in Music

Music festivals ban ‘selfie sticks’

Fresh
selfie

You'll just have to have long arms if you're taking a selfie at Coachella or Lollapalooza.

in Lifestyle

Amazon wants to help you get your housework done

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon is offering to help get your chores done, with listings for everything from housecleaning to goat grazing.