Join Appalachian Studies for a country music event co-sponsored by ThinkTV. We will enjoy live music with local band the Corndrinkers, a 40-minute screening of Country Music, and a discussion panel of local experts on our region’s contributions to country music. The full documentary of Country Music will premiere on your local PBS station: ThinkTV 16 and CET 48 beginning September 15th. Country Music is an eight-part 16-hour series directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey. The documentary explores the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues, and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.