Hank Williams holds a guitar with a child placing a hand on the frets and a girl behind him, and a woman looks smugly into the camera. | From "Country Music: The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945-1953)"

Explore the history of country music — from its roots in ballads and hymns to its eventual mainstream success — and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it "America's Music." Directed by Ken Burns.

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