What do two-time Oscar winner Kevin Costner, singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle and Papa Joe have in common? Well, their hearts beat for country music. This Marieka Schroeder documentary is an exploration of what makes country music a staple of US culture amid a fractious time for the nation.
Country Roads: The Heartbeat of America delves into the roots of country music, slicing through the hopes and concerns of a rather unique subset of people. Discover the country genre in greater depth through the stars and upstarts close to the music’s cultural heart. Where has country music come from? Where is it going?
A cultural road trip in search of an authentic USA, the documentary features viewpoints from artists and the smartphone generation of the music scene. The film is exploratory while honoring the brilliance of stars like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.