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Little Jimmy Dickens on the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, c.1955. [Credit: Courtesy of Les Leverett Collection, Grand Ole Opry Archives]
Little Jimmy Dickens on the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, c.1955.

Country Music : “The Hillbilly Shakespeare” (1945 – 1953)

See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprisingly emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

Rating: 
TV14
Length: 
1 hour 56 minutes
Closed Caption: 
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