A Century Of Country

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199C0119990701

Trisha Yearwood presents an eight-part series charting the development of country music over the century.

1: Birth of the New Music.

This programme looks at the origins of country music, and at the first big stars to emerge - the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

199C0219990708

Trisha Yearwood presents the second in an eight-part series charting the development of country music over the century.

This programme looks at country's first superstar, Hank Williams, and at Bill Monroe and the first bluegrass band.

199C0319990715

Trisha Yearwood presents the third in an eight-part series charting the development of country music over the century.

This programme explores how, with the birth of rock 'n' in the 50s, country music also became a commercial success, with the smooth sounds of Jim Reeves and Don Gibson, and Kitty Wells and the Louvin Brothers keeping country in touch with its roots.

199C0419990722

Trisha Yearwood presents the fourth in an eight-part series charting the development of country music over the century.

This programme examines how country music resisted the British invasion of the 60s.

Loretta Lynn became the first singer to speak up for women in country music.

199C0519990729

Trisha Yearwood presents the fifth in an eight-part series charting the development of country music over the century.

This programme looks at how country music became hip in the 70s thanks to country rock pioneers Gram Parsons, the Byrds and Emmylou Harris

199C0619990805

Trisha Yearwood continues her series charting the development of country music over the century.

This programme looks at how people like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings began to rebel against the establishment.

199C0719990812

Trisha Yearwood continues her series charting the development of country music over the century.

In this edition, a look at the career of Dolly Parton, perhaps the most famous country singer in the world.

Plus, the influence of the film `Urban Cowboy' pushes country music in the direction of lightweight pop, but it is brought back to its roots by Ricky Skaggs and Randy Travis.

199C08 LAST19990819

Trisha Yearwood concludes her series charting the development of country music over the century.

In this edition, she looks at the last ten years and the people responsible for making country music what it is today.