Sony plans an unprecedented number of soundtracks for Ken Burns’ “Country Music” documentary

LegacySony’s Legacy Recordings will put out an array of soundtracks to coincide with Ken Burns’ upcoming eight-part documentary about country music.

The first, a five-CD boxed set, titled Country Music – A Film by Ken Burns (The Soundtrack), will arrive on August 30. The collection forms a chronological history of the genre, starting with classics from The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, and moving forward to include Patsy ClineGeorge JonesTammy WynetteKeith WhitleyThe Judds and many more.

A double-disc version is set to follow on Friday, September 13, as well as a double LP and a digital release. The film itself premieres the following Sunday, September 15 on PBS.  

And as if that weren’t enough options, there are even more: a single disc available only at Walmart, and a red-white-and-blue vinyl version that’s exclusive to Barnes & Noble.

You can check out the track listings for all the incarnations online.

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