Country music Country (also called country and western) is a genre of popular music that originated with blues, church music such as Southern gospel and spirituals, old-time, and American folk music forms including Appalachian, Cajun, Creole, and the cowboy Western music styles of New Mexico, Red Dirt, Tejano, and Texas country.
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Country music has its roots and beginnings in folk music. The old cowboy and pioneer songs of the American frontier were popular in the early twentieth century, and so were arrangements of pop music songs by rural (or rural-sounding) performers. Country musicians also adapted new musical instruments, like the Hawaiian steel guitar. Modern-day Count...
Country-styled comedy is also popular, with writers and performers like Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy, and others. Many comedians have appeared with Country acts, including Andy Griffith, Ray Stevens, and George Lindsey. Lindsey, Lulu Roman and Junior Samples were cast members of Hee-Haw, and so were Grandpa Jones and Minnie Pea...
Country Music is a documentary miniseries created and directed by Ken Burns and written by Dayton Duncan that premiered on PBS on September 15, 2019. The eight-part series chronicles the history and prominence of country music in American culture.   Contents 1 Production 2 Broadcast 3 Music 4 Release 4.1 Home media 5 Soundtrack 6 Episodes
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Train accidents – the C & O in 1890 near Hinton, West Virginia; train 382 occurs in 1900 in Vaughn, Mississippi; and train 97 in 1903 near Danville, Virginia– become the subject of several early co...The word "Hillbillie" printed for the first time in New York Journal on April 23, 1900."Rube" comedy, long country dialect tales like "Uncle Josh"become popular in 1909.1930 in country music, Ken Maynard becomes first singing screen cowboy. ""Anniversary Yodel (Blue Yodel No. 7)"" by Jimmie RodgersTop Country Record.1931 in country music, "Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues)" recorded by Jimmie RodgersTop Country Record.1932 in country music, "Why Should I Be Lonely" by Jimmie Rodgerswith Lani McIntire's Hawaiians Top Country Record.1933 in country music, Jimmie Rodgers dies in May 1933. "Yellow Rose Of Texas" by Gene Autryand Jimmy Long Top Country Record.1940 in country music, "You Are My Sunshine" by Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue EyesTop Country Record.1941 in country music, Gene Autry's ""You Are My Sunshine"Top Country Record and sells one million copies.1942 in country music, Musicians' strike bans all recording starting August; Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., is incorporated in Tennessee.. "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere" by Elton BrittT...1943 in country music, Al Dexter and His Troopers's "Pistol Packin' Mama"Top Country Record, and becomes first Country record to also top Popular music chart.1950 in country music, 21 weeks at No. 1 for Hank Snow's "I’m Moving On."1951 in country music, The year of "Hank and Lefty" (as Merle Haggard would sing in song more than 25 years later); Hank Snow and Eddy Arnold were equally dominating; chart debut of Carl Smith.1952 in country music, The fall of Hank Williams; Kitty Wells has first solo female No. 1 song with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." Carl Smith becomes only country artist to have two re...1953 in country music, Death of Hank Williams, Betty Jack Davis; crash that kills Davis will also sideline duet partner Skeeter Davis' career until the end of the 1950s.1960 in country music, Only four songs reach No. 1 on Billboard magazine country chart during the entire year; chart debut of Loretta Lynn; death of Johnny Horton in car accident; premiere of "The...1961 in country music, Country Music Association announces creation of Country Music Hall of Fame; Patsy Cline has first No. 1 hit ("I Fall to Pieces").1962 in country music, Ray Charles releases Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.1963 in country music, Tragedies befall country music, with deaths of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins (plane crash); Jack Anglin (car accident, en route to Cline's funeral) and Texas...1970 in country music, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty — who each release their signature songs during the year (she with "Coal Miner's Daughter," he with "Hello Darlin'") — record their first duet,...1971 in country music, Television's rural purge; African-American singer Charley Pride named CMA Entertainer of the Year; Lynn Anderson's international crossover hit "Rose Garden".1972 in country music, Fan Fair debuts; Opryland USA opens; Will the Circle be Unbroken album issued; 13-year-old Tanya Tuckerbecomes an overnight sensation.1973 in country music, Grand Ole Opry moves from the Ryman Auditorium to its new house in Opryland; murder of Stringbean; premiere of "American Country Countdown"; Johnny Rodriguez becomes the firs...1980 in country music, Debuts of movies about country music and/or country singers in leading roles (Coal Miner's Daughter, Urban Cowboy); nomination of two country songs for Academy Award for Best...1981 in country music, Rise of neotraditional country with debuts of George Strait, John Anderson, and Ricky Skaggs; The Oak Ridge Boys release their biggest hit song, "Elvira," while Eddie Rabbitt...1982 in country music, Alabama wins first CMA "Entertainer of the Year" award; Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind" is a major crossover hit; death of Marty Robbins.1983 in country music, CMT, The Nashville Network premiere on cable television; The Judds sign national recording contract; Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton duet "Islands in the Stream" becomes a cros...1990 in country music, Resurgence in multi-week No. 1s ("Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart", "Love Without End, Amen").1991 in country music, Debuts of Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Hal Ketchum, Davis Daniel, Brooks & Dunn, B. B. Watson, Sammy Kershaw and Tracy Lawrence; Ropin' the Wind by Garth Brooks debuts at No...1992 in country music, Hee Haw ends first-run production; the rise of line dancing and related hit singles, particularly "Achy Breaky Heart" and "Boot-Scootin' Boogie". Deaths of Roy Acuff and Roge...1993 in country music, Deaths of Conway Twitty and David Houston; marriage of Shania Twain to Robert Lange; Chart debut of Toby Keith.2000 in country music, Toby Keith's breakthrough; Vince Gill and Amy Grant marry; Kenny Rogers becomes the oldest singer to have a No. 1 song; Garth Brooks announces plans for retirement; Rascal Fl...2001 in country music, Tributes to those killed in September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Death of Johnny Russell.2002 in country music, Toby Keith/Natalie Maines feud; comeback albums from Shania Twain, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks, The Statler Brothers final concert and retirement. Death of Waylon Jennings.2003 in country music, Rascal Flatts' "I Melt" video and Dixie Chicks controversies; deaths of Don Gibson, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash; 70-year-old Willie Nelsonhas No. 1 hit.
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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2021. 2021 in music By location Africa Asia Canada Europe United Kingdom Japan Philippines South Korea United States By genre classical country heavy metal hip hop jazz Latin rock By topic List of albums released Overview of the events of 2021 in country music List of years in cou...
The following songs placed within the Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, or Canada Country charts in 2021
Countrymusik, country, country and western, är en samlingsterm för flera musikgenrer med ursprung i folkmusiken i Sydstaterna i USA och i Appalacherna, samt i brittisk och irländsk spelmanskultur, liksom i spiritual och blues.
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