Country Music: The Spirit of America transports audiences through twentieth-century America on the wings of country music. It traces American history and the parallel evolution of country music, using rare historical footage, giant screen cinematography, and many of today’s brightest country music stars. Over 50 of country music’s biggest stars—from Alan Jackson to Dolly Parton to Dwight Yoakam—are spotlighted as together they perform the genre’s classics of the past 100 years.

The canyons of Utah, the mountains of Appalachia, the deserts of California, and the legendary stage at the Grand Ole Opry are just a few of the settings for these performances.The film demonstrates how country music has mirrored the social and political development of America during the 20th Century, to arrive at a new era with its own challenges. Country music was never created in a vacuum; it has always been a reflection of its times. Audiences will witness how country music was present through it all, providing welcome social and cultural outlets during the Jazz Age, the Fabulous 50s, and on.
Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2003
  • Date Released:
    June 2003
  • Alternate Titles: Our Country
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Giant Screen Films

  • Produced By:
    Produced by Gaylord Entertainment, Opry Entertainment, The Collective
  • Executive Producer: Clare Bisceglia
  • Producer: Susan Routh Bowman (co-producer), Tom Neff, Thom Oliphant (co-producer), Randy Scruggs
  • Director:  Steven Goldman (musical sequences), Keith Melton, Thomas Neff
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Tom Neff
  • Cinematography: Rodney Taylor (musical sequence), Steven Douglas Smith
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Randy Scruggs
  • Editor: Barry Rubinow
  • Narrator: Hal Holbrook
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Concert/Music
  • Documentary
  • Historical



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