B105 is proud to be the local radio sponsor of “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns”, airing in September on WDSE/WRPT and you're invited to a free advance screening.

The advance screening will be held at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, Minnesota on Saturday, September 7.  Festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. with a performance by Joe Flip, a well-known country musician around the Midwest with ties to the Iron Range.

After the performance, attendees will get an exclusive 45-minute preview of Ken Burns’ newest documentary, “Country Music”, an eight-part series about how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century and emerged as America’s music.

The 47-minute screener includes excerpts from six of the eight episodes, covering 1933 to the present, and features a special look at the roots of country music, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Bobby Horton and his crucial hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, and Vince Gill. The screener is also a celebration of the stars and fans of today.

The event is free and open to the public, though guests are encouraged to RSVP as seating is limited. Click here for complete details and to RSVP.

According to WDSE:

 

“Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns” explores questions such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?” while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it. From Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Charley Pride, to Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and many more, the 16-hour documentary explores their stories and the times in which they lived.

“Country Music” premieres on Sunday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. and will air for two hours for eight nights.  The first half of the documentary will air September 15-18 and the second half will air September 22-25, with all episodes beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Courtesy of WDSE