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Country Music: The Spirit of America

Alternate Title(s): Our Country; Formerly Twang

bigImage OUR COUNTRY traces the development of country music from the last century to today using rare historical footage, spectacular IMAX shots filled with today’s country stars, and, of course, music that will range from the soulful tunes of Jimmie Rodgers -- the Father of Country Music -- to the jazzy influences in "16 Tons," to the patriotic climax of "Living in the PromiseLand" sung by Lee Ann Womack.

Over 50 of country music’s top stars – including Dixie Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Crystal Gayle, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson and others– are spotlighted as they perform the classic songs of the past 100 years in settings as varied as the canyons of Utah, the mountains of Appalachia, the deserts of California, and the stage of the Grand Ole Opry itself.

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Our Country: Trailer [Real 300 K]

Our Country: Turn, Turn, Turn (D. Parton) [Real 300 K]

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Produced by Gaylord Entertainment. Producer/Writer: Tom Neff. Original Score and Music By: Randy Scruggs. Directors: Steven Goldmann (Musical Sequences); Keith Melton. Executive Producer: Claire Bisceglia. Director of Photography: Rodney Taylor (Musical Sequences); Steven Douglas Smith. Line Producer: Jimmy Holcomb. Distributed by Giant Screen Films. Editor and Visual Design: Barry Rubinow.


Outside Reviews:

"New performers visit 'Our Country'" By Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star

"Our Country" By Movie Chick Cherryl, The Movie Chicks

"Whose Country Is IMAX’s "Our Country"?" By Chet Flippo,

Related Articles

Our Country Interview: Producer Tom Neff By BMZ Staff (September 2003)

The Extraordinary and the New By Herb Lash (October 2002)

Lawsuit Threatens June Release of Music Country By Associated Press (AP) (April 19, 2001)

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[PDF] Country Music: The Spirit of America

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