Few Interesting Facts about Country Music

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Music has been a part of the human civilization for a long time. It is regarded as a part of the art and culture of the world. Music is a solace to the souls and so people from around the world have formed their own music. The musical genre is diverse and if we think of the United States of America, then the genre of country music often comes to our mind. It originated in the 1920s and it has helped to give us people like Jason Colacino who made it more lovely by tapping their feet to the country songs. It mainly evolved in the southern states of the country after mixing several other genres of music. We thought that it will be interesting to mention some of the facts about country music.

 

  • Country Music and Western Music are often uttered together and Hollywood is behind this. In the 1930s and 1940s, the genres were made famous as they were widely used in the films. Gene Autry and Roy Rogers were the two cowboy singers who took forward the genre. Bob Wills was another one who was part of the ‘hot sting band’ and his songs were also used in the westerns.

 

  • In 2012, it was seen that country music is one of the most popular genres of music that is present in the United States. Texas was the state that loved country music the most. Apart from that Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia, etc. follow closely. Nashville, Tennessee is a modern hub of country music and it is also the home of Dolly Patron.

 

  • You may think that a guitar is the only musical instrument that is generally used by country musicians, but there is more to it. In the early days of the genre, some of the musical instruments that were used include the fiddle, the accordion, the banjo, the autoharp, the mandolin, and the harmonica. These days keyboards and electronic piano are also popular when it comes to country music.

 

  • When you hear or learn about country music, you may think that it is only popular among white American musicians. It may be less, but there are some notable black Americas who made a difference to the genre. Some of them include DeFord Bailey, Charley Porter, Tina Turner, and Ray Charles and all of them were quite popular in their times and recorded their music.

 

  • If you are aware of the current music market, then you must know about Taylor Swift who is a popular pop singer. It is interesting that her career started out with the country music and she started out when she was just 16 with the track, "Tim McGraw”.

 

  • You may often feel that country music goes well with pickup trucks driving on the highway. It may sound weird, but the automobile genius, Henry Ford was actually the person who tried to lift up the genre. He believed that the genre was high in morals compared to other genres of music. He was the one behind several radio programs.

 

So, here are some of the interesting facts related to the genre of country music. We hope that you like it as we think that it will be really informative for those people who like the genre. So, keep listening to the genre and also enjoy reading about it!

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