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Most people think country is for Southerners Well it is not A lot of people in all the United States listen to this music Country music started as Bluegrass in the mid twenties It soon transformed into country and many more genres such as honky tonk and pop country Bluegrass was the first country music ever made Bluegrass was influenced by folk music and was often called the Old Time Music It originated in Bristol Tennessee in 1927 The instruments used were usually a guitar and fiddle The first album was produced around 1928 James Charles Rodgers was the first Bluegrass singer He died in 1933 never appearing on a radio show or the Grand Ole Opry In 1961 Rodgers was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame which showed how important he was in making Country Music history Country music has the most genres except for the blues type music Music influenced by Country have been Pop Alternative Country Contemporary Country Country-Pop Honky Tonk Progressive Country Traditional Country Western Swing Jazz Blues and Rock Pop influenced country which makes this type music Country-Pop A very popular artist of Country-Pop is Faith Hill Artists of todays country music are Tim McGraw Kenny Chesney Sammy Kershaw and Shania Twain The majority of country music was mostly about their feelings and real life experiences Some examples of song themes were about home and family workingman blues death and sorrow prison love and disasters The older style of country remain dear to the listeners since many grew up with this music while at the same time the new contemporary country is attracting a new group of listeners According the web page I researched it stated country in fact changes as the lives of its listeners change I think God is pleased with some of the country music Some of country music is bad and talks about secular
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