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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.

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