KET to host preview of Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music in Somerset
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.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website with over 20 years experience in music journalism, concert planning, photography, and promotion. Jessica is a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the 2019 Leadership Kentucky BRIGHT Class and a recipient of the Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award. Listen to her each week on WFKY on Friday mornings for the Nashville News Roundup.