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Few genres of music have the ability to tell a story and touch the heart like country music. Each tune exudes the pride of men and women who celebrate their Southern heritage. Country music also provides descriptive artistic narratives of true love, self discovery, unrequited affection, and everything in between.
Women have long been instrumental in delivering quality country music to the world. Here are a few notable female Read the rest of this entry »
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The Fathers Of Classic Country Music
The Origins of Country Music: The Precursor To Rock n Roll
Country music was vastly different in the past than what it sounds like today. In fact, country musicians used natural instruments such as stand-up bass, banjos, fiddles, acoustic guitars and vocals to create their sound. By contrast, country artists today use electronic instruments, electric guitars and synthesizers to create their sound. The originators of country music include Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and George Jones. These Read the rest of this entry »
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Classic country is for drinking whiskey and chasing away that awful heartache that still lingers after your lover has long gone. Here are my top 5 classic country songs of all time.
5. “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash
This is one of Cash’s most famous songs. The song’s repeated line “Because of you, I walk the line” rings out with edgy ambiguity, part of the Cash’s genius songwriting and tone.
4. “Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson
Originally sung by Brenda Lee and later by Elvis, this song deserves a slot on this list because Read the rest of this entry »
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by admin on 30-09-2012
I had my favorite online radio station streaming some of the best country music in this country while I was browsing through the different http://www.texaselectricityproviders.com/. Then, a little while into the hunt, a friend calls me up and we get to talking. I had forgotten to turn down the radio and he heard Hank Williams Jr. belt out an amazing ballad, but I was surprised by his reaction. “You’re listening to that country crap?” Heck yes, son, I’m listening to that country “crap.” His reaction baffled me at first until I realized he had not heard good country in his entire life. What makes it “good” country music? There are a number of things that meet the criteria but typically country music is something very profoundly real and near and dear to our hearts as Americans and human beings in an American nation. Most of the pretenders can hit every mark of the American experience and still miss the point of what it is to be human in this country and still suffer under the delusion of the American dream and how it can sometimes turn into a real nightmare. Good country music has the right amount of anguish with the right amount of gumption. They are mournful ballads that can often be a little subversive while still hinting at an obligatory light at the end of the tunnel. We need that light, we all do, and we need country music now and forever as we move forward as a nation.
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Patsy Cline is an American Icon, not just to the country music industry but to the entire music industry. She was one of those great artists whose music never wears old. She was a pioneer for women in music and she is still a role model for women and young girls, years after her death.
Early in her music career Patsy was in love with country music. Her songs grabbed the hearts of everyone who heard them. The power of her voice Read the rest of this entry »
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Dolly Parton, often referred to as “The Queen of Country Music,” is one of the world’s most popular and well known female country singers of all times. In addition to her extensive musical career, Parton has starred in several movies and is also known for her charity work. She plays more ten different instruments and composed her first song when she was just 4 years old.
Parton was discovered at the tender age of 9 years old, but did not gain world recognition Read the rest of this entry »
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Hank Williams, Jr. was born Randall Hank Williams on May 26, 1949. He is the son of Hank Williams, Sr., who is considered by many to be the pioneer of country music. Hank Williams is known for his ability to play multiple instruments including the fiddle, drums, bass guitar,keyboards, piano and banjo. He is also known for his unique blend of country, southern rock and blues.
Hank Williams, Jr. endured a personal tragedy that almost ended his career on May 8, 1975. He fell off a mountain and broke his skull as well as several bones is his face. He had Read the rest of this entry »
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Hank Williams, Sr.
The future Hank Williams was born Hiram King Williams in 1923. His music reflected the times in which he was born and raised. From the uproarious Roaring Twenties to hardships of the 1930′s, war years of the 1940′s, until his death in 1953, his music was emblematic of his life. He was born in Alabama where he met the chief musical influence in his later musical life, Rufus Payne. The handsome, enigmatic crooner of country music started his singing career on WFSA radio. At this point, he dropped out of school and Read the rest of this entry »