Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound

Billy Mize was instrumental in defining the Bakersfield Sound, the exhilarating, innovative movement that both changed country music and influenced everyone from Elvis and The Beatles to The Grateful Dead. A gifted musician and songwriter, Mize was also a committed family man and the rare artist who traded fame for home. Mize’s little-known story, full of triumph and tragedy, along with a fascinating history of the Bakersfield sound, is brought to light with wonderful archival footage, rare photos, interviews, and a soundtrack of Bakersfield hits with country legends like Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Mize himself.

Genres: Documentary