Pop, Rock, And Country Music Essay

1091 Words Nov 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Pop, Rock, and Country music has changed a lot throughout the decades especially since the 1970’s and 80’s compared to 2016 music.
Obviously I wasn’t born yet so all this research is from family members, the internet or conversations with people in local music shops. In the 70’s and 80’s you had a lot of good bands and musicians such as Aerosmith, Aero Speed Wagon, Billy Joel and a bunch of others that were great that we could name. The music types most people listened to in the 70’s and 80’s were punk rock, rock and roll, country, hard rock and some disco in the 70’s but it did not last very long. Other subgenres of rock exspecially glam rock, hard rock, progressive, art rock and heavy metal gained a lot of success in the 1970’s era. country music in the 1970’s was a big hit and had a lot of success and popularity.
The country music sound was a polished sound featuring string sections and background vocals and lead vocalists .One of the more successful styles was outlaw country, a type of music that mixed together the traditional sound and honky-tonk sounds of country music with rock and blues music and mixed that with the opinions and beliefs from the culture that listened to it. Outlaw country was helping voice people’s opinions out loud for once. The music really connected to the listener almost like the artist wrote the song about him/her.
The 1980’s saw the evolution of dance music and new wave music. As disco fell out of popularity in the 80’s early years. Genres…

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