Now that time has passed and PBS has rebroadcast the Country Music Documentary it becomes ever more apparent that it was a slip shod production driven by a few people who Burn's relied upon to do the work he takes credit for.
Those people were not interested in the many Country Music Stars beyond the ones they repeatedly promoted, nor the Nashville Sound that spread county music around the world.
When I initiated my posts (listed here) one of the driving forces was the PBS program about George Jones being "the greatest country singer". As I said then and repeat now I saw George Jones perform live in Hartford Connecticut and he was mediocre at best. He was definitely NOT the greatest country singer, in my view.
I do not denigrate him as he had some very good songs. But for him to get a PBS production while Jim Reeves is ignored in unfathomable.
I believe efforts should be made to get this view of Jim Reeves and Ken Burns omissions to the movers and shakers at PBS.
I might try, but those with more clout than me should also try.
Was recently on Ebay and there is a CD of Jim Reeves songs performed in German by German artists.
What more evidence is needed that Jim spread country music around the world. Not to mention that his music was a driving force for 'Elton John at the start of his career.
England, Norway, Holland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Ireland come to mind.
I tried with PBS, Burn's, and Arron Vega, locally some years ago with no response. (See original posting)
Sorry, I'm at it again.
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