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Country Music is a genre of music that started in the Southern United States in the 1920's

 

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Today, country is many sounds and many styles, some as old as fiddle and bow, others as new as tomorrow's technology.

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Contemporary musician Garth Brooks, with 128 million albums sold, is the top-selling solo artist in U.S. history.

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Bob Wills, often considered the father of Western Swing and, blended elements of blues, jazz, and mainstream popular music, along with instrumentation of saxophones, drums and traditional fiddle-based string instruments.

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During the 1930s and 1940s two new substyles emerged, "Western Swing" and "Honky-Tonk".

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Jimmie Rodgers was the first figure inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and is fondly referred to as the “Father of Country Music.”

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Rodgers worked on the railroad from the age of 14, learning the blues from black workers on his crew.

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Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family are widely considered to be important early country musicians.

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Their songs were first captured at a historic recording session in Bristol on August 1, 1927, where Ralph Peer was the talent scout and sound recordist.

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Like the blues, country music is a homegrown American art form. Like jazz, country music was big before World War II and then had to contend with the rock and roll revolution from mid-century onwards.

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Like rock and roll, country music is often a culture unto itself: a look, a feel, and an attitude

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The first commercial country record was made by Eck Robertson in 1922 on the Victor Records label.

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Vernon Dalhart had the first national country hit in 1924 with “Wreck of the Old ’97.”

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Country music spawned from the folk and popular music of pre-20th-century British and Irish settlers and was further influenced by African-American blues, Cajun and Latin folk music

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The origins of country music can be found in recordings Southern Appalachian fiddle players made in the late 1910s.

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