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Country Music: Hard Times (1933 - 1945)
Hard Times (1933 - 1945)
Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 22, 2020

During the Great Depression and World War II, country music thrives and reaches bigger audiences. Bob Wills adapts jazz's Big Band sound to create Texas Swing and Grand Ole Opry singer Roy Acuff becomes a national star. Despite a divorce between two of its members, the Carter family carries on, turning out songs that will become classics. Nashville slowly becomes Music City and the centre of the growing country music industry.

During the Great Depression and World War II, country music thrives and reaches bigger audiences. Bob Wills adapts jazz's Big Band sound to create Texas Swing and Grand Ole Opry singer Roy Acuff becomes a national star. Despite a divorce between two of its members, the Carter family carries on, turning out songs that will become classics. Nashville slowly becomes Music City and the centre of the growing country music industry.

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