Country Represented on PBS Freedom Soundtrack

Country music, most of it from the genre’s early days, will be well represented on Freedom: Songs From the Heart of America, a three-CD package from Columbia/Legacy Records which will serve as the soundtrack for the upcoming PBS series, Freedom: The Story of Us. The package will be available in record stores on Dec. 10, and the series is scheduled to debut on Jan. 12, 2003. The country cuts are: “Amazing Grace,” Willie Nelson; “Dixie,” Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers; “Home on the Range” and “The Death of Mother Jones,” Gene Autry; “Can the Circle Be Unbroken,” the Carter Family; “New River Train,” Louise Massey & the Westerners; and “Song of the Patriot,” Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins. 11/21/02