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    Ken Burns Country Doc

    Cool quote from Ken Burns on how his documentry ends.

    The journalist and the critic are going to be the better judge of the present and near past. So, we need to stop. It always causes endless grief because whether it’s baseball or jazz or country music, you’re always stopping 20 or 25 years away from the present. For many people, their relationship to it is just that present moment. Finding the moment of Garth Brooks’ extraordinary success in the ‘90s was a way to say, "We can put a cork in this bottle here."

    We are covered in the scars of what was left out.

    I will be watching.

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    I'll def. watch too- it sounds really good!
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    Just a reminder to set your DVR for this 8-part/16-hour documentary that is set to air on PBS beginning Sunday, September 15. Check your local schedule for time. I found a clip online of some or all of the Garth Brooks portion.

    https://www.wgbh.org/program/country...world-by-storm

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    Hmm- It's possible that's a decent portion of Garth's part, but depending on HOW it's broken up (if it's an 8 part documentary... he may do decades, or eras.... ) I'dwager garth will have a bit of a bigger part- not a HUGE part (at least not for a majority of the doc) but more at the end... perhaps
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    The friends in low places clip was kinda cool, they showed the clip from "This is Garth Brooks" and then some crowd shots from "This is Garth Brooks",
    but they also showed crowd shots from "This is Garth Brooks 2" from the DVD set. Maybe they didnt have any rights to show Garth singing from "This is
    Garth Brooks 2"

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    If it is Country History they are going to cover then it is real simple

    Hank Williams
    Merle Haggard
    George Jones
    Alabama
    George Strait
    Garth Brooks

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    Also Randy Travis, also Keith Whitley.. add in the 'disco-pop' era of hte late 70's urban cowboy phase.. you do have 'post garth' type of music too.. it's not really that simple....
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    Randy Travis I can agree but as much as I liked Keith Whitley he was not a game changer. After Garth it was a lot of Bro Country

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    Randy Travis will be in there but like Randa said Keith Whitley wasn't a game changer. His career wasn't long enough.

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    I disagree; both Keith and Ricky Skaggs were successful in transitioning from being a part of a Bluegrass ensemble to having solo careers. Though his career was cut short, his music influenced a lot of the class of '89 and those who came after them.
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    Good show so far. I looked up the CD on Amazon and they didn't use any Garth music on it. Trisha was represented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbkubfan View Post
    Good show so far. I looked up the CD on Amazon and they didn't use any Garth music on it. Trisha was represented.
    yeah, it appears to be more historical.. some really classic song inclusions... gonna wait till I can download the show(s) to watch em.. hehe I do have the soundtrack already though
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    Absolute great documentary so far. Love the history and the background of the artist. If you have not watched this you are missing out

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    Quote Originally Posted by randa16 View Post
    Absolute great documentary so far. Love the history and the background of the artist. If you have not watched this you are missing out
    I have the entire miniseries ready to watch- just waiting for time to do so.. It looks tremendous...
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    Finally the Garth years tonight. Great documentry. But wanting to see how they portray Garth.

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    They portray Garth well . I donít think the 90s as a whole was represented as well as the they did the carter family or even the 60s in the documentary , but itís still pretty good.

    You can steam the whole thing on the pbs app already if you donít wanna wait till tonight !!
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    haven't watched it yet, but that statement about the 90s doesn't surprise me. After all, Ken Burns does HISTORICAL documentaries, and there was a lot more country music history before the 90s.. . but glad they portray garth well!
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    Is there any way to watch the documentary from Europe?

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    Check your Pm's
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    Really enjoyed the documentary some key things
    - Johnny Cash is very portrayed
    - the 80’s and 90’s seemed rushed
    - Garth was given a good segment
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbfevernorway View Post
    Is there any way to watch the documentary from Europe?
    I was wondering the same thing - not listed in the UK yet.

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    PBS will start showing the doc again on Jan.3. It will run on Friday nights. So give it about 7 weeks if you want to see the Garth part again. :-)

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