Essay On Country Music

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For over 90 of years’ country music has been an enjoyable source of entertainment for millions of people around the world. With the reputation of an upbeat and feel good vibe country songs have, it is no wonder country music has been around for so long. Country artists are specifically known for singing about the outdoors, relationships, and alcohol. They are able to provide a direct connection using these three topics, between themselves and their audiences. Country music usually consists of a simple harmony made mostly by string instruments. This simplistic type of music is great for singing along as well as learning how to play the songs at home. However, lately country music has started to move away from the simple harmony and move towards more modern ways of making music. This …show more content…
This record became an instant hit and stated to be recognized as hillbilly music. The fiddle became an iconic instrument for this music. The fiddle originated in Ireland and Scotland and was brought to the US during the frontier ages (Krystal Migliara). Then 2 years later after its huge success, hillbilly music became an official genre. Then in 1933, Jimmie Rogers, the real founder and most influential person on music dies. However, country music lived on. Two of the most influential people in country music at the time, Fred Rose and Roy Acuff, created the first country music publishing company (Krystal Migliara). This company broke ground for the genre and gave it country’s home base in Nashville. With the gaining popularity of this classic country the artist from all over wanted to be part of the movement. In 1954, both Elvis and Johnny Cash released country albums (Krystal Migliara). Then in 1960, the gender gap in country music is broken as Patsy Cline becomes one of the most recognized and influential country artist of all time. One year later the country hall of fame is established. Next, in 1974 iconic country artist Willie Nelson hosted his

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