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  • Country music

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    Country music is a musical genre that is usually said to have originated in the southern United States when in fact European immigrants brought some of the aspects of country music here with them. Some of the most valuable possessions that they would bring across the ocean with them were musical instruments. These might include the Italian mandolin, the Spanish guitar, the Irish fiddle, the German dulcimer, and the West African banjo. The first generation of country music is referring to the time

  • Country Music

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    any reason, music is there, weddings, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their infants to sleep and college students studying with music as a background—music is and was [always] part of the fabric of everyday life” says Daniel Levitin (Shah). Music seems to be one of the most primitive and fundamental aspect of human culture (Shah). Some researchers suggest that music predates language

  • The History of Country Music

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    The History of Country Music The hillbilly music of the south is a genre of music that is beginning to grow at an immense rate throughout the United States. Originating in Bristol Tennessee, country music is a type of music that integrates the blues, jazz and originally some "hillbilly folk" with a bit of swing, and just recently some pop has been added to the sound. The lyrics represent the "faithfully charted vicissitudes of the working-class life; as Charlie Rich put it, "life's little ups

  • Talking about Country Music

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    Country music is a popular genre of music in America’s society. Originating in the 1920’s in Southern United States, country music takes inspiration from American folk music and Western music. Although Country music is loved today by many, it didn’t always enjoy such success and popularity. Country music has gone through six “generations”. Through each of these six generations, Country music and America’s perceptions towards it have changed immensely. Though all six generations played an important

  • Essay About Country Music

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    “My life’s been a country song; it’s been the words when I couldn’t find ‘em. A friend when I’ve been alone. It’s been the toast to remember, the strength for moving on...” — Chris Cagle. The thought might run across your head, what is exactly is country music anyways. According to Dictioray.com country music is defined as “a style and genre of largely string-accompanied American popular music having roots in the folk music of the Southeast and cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized generally

  • Essay About Country Music

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    Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if country music would not have evolved and changed from when it was created? Country Music is constantly changing. It all began over 100 years ago in the Appalachian Mountains, in the 1890’s. At first, it was referred to as Old Time Music, Folk Music, or even Mountain Music. Back then, there was no way to record and replay the old songs that the people in the mountains wrote and played; it was all passed down vocally and from people to people.

  • Class Consciousness in Country Music

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    Class Consciousness in Country Music The term class consciousness, like any term which attempts to define group mentality, is somewhat imprecise. This lack of precision, of course, lends itself to the provocation of scholarly dispute. Historians of the labor movement in the United States have written volumes about both the meaning of class consciousness and the question of whether American workers possess it, however defined. While there are some demurs, most historians, including the non-Marxists

  • Country Music

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    The debate whether commercialism has stripped country music of its authenticity is one that requires further examination into who ultimately holds the power. The sometimes-drastic changes made in music leaves people questioning the tastes of consumers when in fact they are the bystanders of an overpowering industry. Fans are people who buy the albums, go to concerts, and request songs on the radio, not the execs that market the music, and yet their opinions/tastes aren’t taken into consideration

  • Black Artists in Country Music

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    thirty-eight years, are the only black artists to win a Country Music Association Award. With country music rooted in bluegrass and rhythm and blues, why aren’t there more black country music stars? When considering the roots of country music, and how closely related country is to blues, bluegrass and honky tonk music, an examination of what happened to all the black musicians seems warranted, no? This paper examines the dearth of black artists in country music and the careers of one of the few black artists

  • Success in the Subgenres of Country Music

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    For some artists, Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee can be a blessing, and for others it can be the bearer of bad news. Artists, groups and musicians spend copious amounts of time pounding the pavement, looking for their big break. For Luke Bryan that big break came in 2007 with the release of his album, I'll Stay Me, which was just the beginning for Bryan's sudden success. But some artists just are not as lucky as Bryan. Reckless Kelly's skill and talent, along with their over fifteen years of

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