Top 25 Country Songs This Year
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Anyway, questions like “What is country music?” and “How did it start?” might somehow popped up your minds. And here are the answers.
Country music originally is from southern United States that is so popular since the 1920s. This genre of music came from southeastern genre that consists of Western, folk, and Blues music. Country music is blended by simple forms of dance tunes and ballads, and it is accompanied usually by fiddles, dobros, acoustic and electric guitars, banjos and harmonicas. Its popularity started in the 1940s that competes with Western music, and it is defined today as having different subgenres and styles. It came from folk songs from working-class Americans who harmonized famous songs such as cowboys songs, traditional ballads, and Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes.
People who migrated from southern Appalachian Mountains of North America brought along with them the music and instruments of Europe for almost 300 years. Country music was known as the “Southern phenomenon”, and the first generation was introduced in the early 1920s. As the genre is known for for its preference for the term “hillbilly” music, Okeh Records started releasing hillbilly records in 1923, Columbia Records in 1924, and RCA Victor Records in 1927. A lot of hillbilly artists like Cliff Carlisle recorded Blues songs in the 1920s.
Its History and How It Started
During 1930s-1940s, radio was the most popular means of entertainment, and “barn dance” was introduced featuring country music that began in the south of the United States. And on the same period, cowboys’ songs were used and popularized in movies created in Hollywood.
Moreover, in the 1950s-1960s, a “mountaineer” band (a string-music group) Bluegrass was introduced at the Grand Ole Opry by Roy Acuff. Gospel music stayed as a famous element of country music. A melody of Western swing, honky tonk, and country boogie was the favorite to be played by, mostly, country bands. The Nashville Sound made country music as a million-dollar business with its center in Nashville, Tennessee, in the mid-1950s with its peak in the early 1960s.
In the 1970s-1980s, country music expanded into outlaw country, country pop, soft rock, and folk music. And in the early 1980s, country music artists played well on the pop charts.
Furthermore, in the 1990s, country music became a phenomenon worldwide, and the Dixie Chicks was one of the most popular bands.
At present, the famous Carrie Underwood is bringing out the flag for country music. And rock music’s influence is easily seen in country music as well. Punk music was also attempted to be combined with country music that was first introduced by Jason and the Scorchers. Hip-hop also made its way in country music in which country rap was born. Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, and Florida Georgia Line are the best selling country music artists as of today.