Join KET in Somerset for free preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music and performance by local country artist Sydney Adams

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.

Prior to the screening, KET is hosting a free reception with entertainment by Sydney Adams and her five piece band, as well as tasty treats and two door prizes: the Country Music 5-disc CD set (with more than 100 songs!) and Country Music: An Illustrated History (a 560-page hardcover book). 

The reception will be followed by the 45-minute film screening and remarks from special guest Jessica Blankenship Bray, music journalist and editor/founder of, 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 reception starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Rural Development at 2292 South Hwy. 27. The film screening starts at 7 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required. Visit 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. 

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