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Hampton Roads was one of the major areas that helped fuel the mass popularity of what had been a genre of music confined to more rural sections of the country.

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Filmmakers Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey recently sat down to answer some questions about their much-anticipated film Country Music.

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As we count down the days until the premiere of Ken Burns' new film Country Music, we've been exploring country music's roots here in Hampton Roads.

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Country Music 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. Don't miss this captivating new series from filmmaker Ken Burns.

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The longest running radio program in history of course is the Grand Ole Opry. Created in 1925 by George D. Hay, the program has become synonymous with country music, and its weekly live broadcasts still attract thousands of fans. Do you know George's connection to Hampton Roads?

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Norfolk native Gene Vincent is well remembered as a pioneer in local country music by being one of the founders of early rockabilly music.

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