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KC, Send Us Your Local Country Music Questions

We Don’t Want To Miss A Beat

Pictured from left to right: The "Kit and Kay" Crouse twins, Doie Hensley "Tex" Owens, and Millie and Sue Bybee. (Courtesy of LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC University Libraries)
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When you think of country music, does Kansas City come to mind? How about the Midwest?

If it did, that’s probably because you’re plugged into country music’s roots in the area. Kansas City PBS is looking for your questions about country music’s evolution, its style, and local history ahead of Ken Burns’ “Country Music” documentary, which airs in September.

The documentary will chronicle the history of what PBS calls a “uniquely American” art form. “From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry,” PBS adds, “we will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.”

Help us tune into the stories we’re missing, so we can share them on flatlandkc.org. This call-for-questions is part of curiousKC, which invites our audience to ask questions and then join us on the search for answers. If you can think of any country music-related questions, please send them our way. Questions will be collected through May 31.

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