Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President

President Jimmy Carter's passion for music and his bonds with artists like Willie Nelson and the Allman Brothers played a major role in his life and work.

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If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. JIMMY CARTER, ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT charts the forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, musicians were frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.

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Starring: Jimmy Carter, Bob Dylan, Bono, Gregg Allman, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash

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