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KET to host preview of Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music in Somerset

Ken Burns film documentary, Country Music, will air on September 15th on PBS stations. A special preview will be held on August 29th in Somerset, KY at the Center for Rural Development.

Join KET in Somerset on Thursday, August 29, for a free exclusive sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music, which tells the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.

The evening begins with a reception with the talented Sydney Adams and her band, followed by the 45-minute film screening and remarks from special guest Jessica Blankenship Bray, music journalist and editor/founder of kentuckycountrymusic.com, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. In 2018, Bray was named one of Laurel County’s Top 10 Under 40 Award recipients, and throughout her career has interviewed countless country music artists.

The event will also feature a prize giveaway and a prize for best dressed.

The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Hal Rogers Center for Rural Development at 2292 South Hwy. 27 in Somerset. The film screening starts at 7 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required. Visit KET.org/events to reserve your place.

And don’t forget to tune in to see the television premiere of Ken Burns’ eight-part series Country Music, which starts on Sunday, September 15 at 8/7 p.m. on KET. Check out more about the series by clicking here.