Lost Highway: The Story of Country Music

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Arts Documentary hosted by Anthony Howell, published by BBC in 2003 - English narration

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The four-part, four-hour documentary travels the Lost Highway and uncovers the story of country music on a journey to the heart of America and the music that has come to define it. From the makers of the award-winning series Dancing in the Street and Walk On By comes another major heritage music series charting the history of American country music in the words of its greatest performers, producers, musicians and songwriters. Lost Highway will chart the history and growth of country music from its roots in mountain music, through bluegrass to the emergence of Hank Williams and honky tonk, the rise of the pop friendly Nashville Sound, the extraordinary emergence of female performers to positions of dominance in the industry and the success of newer forms of the genre from country rock to alt. country. It includes exclusive contributions from Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Hank Williams III, Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton amongst others. Lost Highway: The Story of Country Music is produced by William Naylor; the series editor is Michael Poole.

[edit] Down From the Mountain

Until the first recordings of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, the mountain music of Kentucky and Virginia was limited to rural communities. "Down From the Mountain" traces history of country music from Clinch Mountain to the sophisticated modern bluegrass of Alison Krauss and the resurgence of roots music sparked by the success of the film O Brother Where Art Thou?.

[edit] The Road to Nashville

The roots of Nashville's position at the heart of country music lie with the honky tonk heroes who moved from the bars of the Southeast to the Grand Ole Opry. "The Road to Nashville" moves from the inspired and mournful sound of Hank Williams to the birth of Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley's smoother "Nashville Sound," in response to the rise of rock 'n' roll.

[edit] Beyond Nashville

With the advent of the Nashville country - pop style, the roostier end of country began to emerge in places as disparate as Bakersfield, Calif. and Austin, Texas. "Beyond Nashville" examines the rise of these newer stars and their legacy in the contemporary alt country genre.

[edit] Sweethearts of the Rodeo

While acts such as Shania Twain or the Dixie Chicks sell millions, it's easy to forget that women's dominance in country has been an uphill struggle. "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" tells the story from the original cowgirl, Patsy Montana, to the outspoken big-haired icons of the '60s and '70s and today's stars including Gillian Welch.

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Video Codec: XviD 1.2 SMP
Video Bitrate: 1154 kbps
Video Resolution: 624x352
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.773:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 57:52.960
Number Of Parts: 4
Part Size: 639 MB
Ripped by: Adam Cook

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