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Old 12-18-2008, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is country music?

What are the defining characteristics of country?
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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An excuse to reclaim Folk music as an American only phenomenom.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Didn't all music originate here?
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I love country music because it is very honest and based on everyday experiences and troubles. I feel like most country songs are easy to relate to...IMO
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When this style of music was starting to get very popular, let's say in the 30's, there was this rule:

If the artist is white, then it is country.
If the artist is black, then it is blues.

That's really how it was summed up back then, because the styles were simply just the same. Until Elvis started singing both, did the race boundaries change.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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When this style of music was starting to get very popular, let's say in the 30's, there was this rule:

If the artist is white, then it is country.
If the artist is black, then it is blues.

That's really how it was summed up back then, because the styles were simply just the same. Until Elvis started singing both, did the race boundaries change.
Not really. There's certainly a relationship between early country and early blues but they definitely are not the same style of music with just different color musicians playing it. Not a lot of fiddle found in blues for example.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I love American Country Music, sweet sound, romantic lyric. You try to listen the song Remember When by Alan Jackson on Youtube, it's very good song.
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Country music has crossed many different boundaries through the years, although I ilke alot of the classic country music & artist, I am more into the contemporary (country) artist like, Diamond Rio, Restless Hearts, etc. to name a few of the older ones. This one by the Zac Brown Band really hits home for me, I seen a poll the other day and the Zac Brown Band is rated as #3 in the top country artist 2010. Zac Brown-'Highway 20 Ride'. YouTube - Highway 20 Ride Lyrics HD
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