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History of Country Music
Transcript of History of Country Music
Genre of American Popular Music
How did Country Music Change Over the Years?
Take 60 seconds to think
Originated in Rural Regions in Southern United States
Roots come from American Folk music and Western Music
Early Country Music
First Country Singer to have a Nationwide hit
"Wreck of the Old '97 "
-Opened the door for Women and Country Music
Cowboy and Western Songs
Mixed country and jazz together
-Mix of Rock-and-Roll and Hillbilly Music.
Bluegrass, Folk and Gospel
-Wrote biggest gospel hit right after WWII
-Aftermath of the British Invasion
-Mix between the British and Rock-n-Roll,
resulting in Country Rock.
-Blending Country and Folk Rock musical types
-Developed this style of country music
-Made top 10 of both
Billboard Hot Country Singles and Hot 100 Charts
Country Music was being played on more radio stations
-Most popular country band
-First woman to have a #1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 Songs in the 2000-2009 Decade.
Rock style still has influence on country music
Most successful country artist in early 2010 is Taylor Swift
Where Pop and Country
Write down four thoughts on your whiteboard