Florentine Films presents Ken Burns’ Country Music on PBS
The Ken Burns company, Florentine Films, has released The History of Country Music to PBS - Broadcast started Sept. 15, 2019!.
This Documentary (8-part, 2 hours each) mini-series features John McEuen in several episodes in the telling of this history, of which he has been a part. In addition, episode 6, titled Will the Circle Be Unbroken, covers extensively the historic multi-platinum Will the Circle Be Unbroken album which John initiated with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1972. (“…Circle…” is in the Library of Congress and the Grammy Hall of Fame!) John is the main on-screen 'talking head' telling that wonderful story, which closes that segment (series will also rerun this winter). The mini-series uses two cuts from the album as background, lead-in music.
Florentine Films believes it will be their most watched program to date.
In conjunction with The History of Country Music show, Sony is releasing an extensive 5-cd box set with booklet - 105 songs - to take advantage of music of the people in the documentary. It will include two cuts from the Circle album and a photo of John with Earl Scruggs...
Also, a ‘table top book’ on the History of Country Music will be released, which includes 12 photos from the sessions and the story of the “…Circle…” album.
McEuen also has a song coming out this year on a project with John Carter Cash - McEuen finished a couple of his dad's (Johnny Cash) poems, wrote music for them, and recorded them with John Carter producing.. and now McEuen is a co-writer with Johnny Cash!!.