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History of Country Music

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Kristin Gustafson

on 6 February 2014

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Transcript of History of Country Music

History of Country Music
Phase 4
Genre of American Popular Music
How did Country Music Change Over the Years?
Take 60 seconds to think
Instruments
Banjo
Electric Guitar

Acoustic Guitar


Fiddles
Harmonica
Piano
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
May 1924
"Wreck of the Old '97 "
Second Generation
1930s-1940s
Patsy Montana
-Opened the door for Women and Country Music
First Generation
1920s
Vernon Dalhart
Cowboy and Western Songs
Bob Wills
Mixed country and jazz together
Third Generation
1950s-1960s
Rockabilly
-Very popular
-Mix of Rock-and-Roll and Hillbilly Music.
Bluegrass, Folk and Gospel
Red Foley
-Wrote biggest gospel hit right after WWII
Elvis Presley
Johnny Cash
Country Rock
-Aftermath of the British Invasion
-Mix between the British and Rock-n-Roll,
resulting in Country Rock.
Fourth Generation
1970s-1980s
Country Pop
-Blending Country and Folk Rock musical types
John Denver
-Developed this style of country music
Roy Orbison
-Made top 10 of both
Billboard Hot Country Singles and Hot 100 Charts
Fifth Generation
1990s
Country Music was being played on more radio stations
Dixie Chicks
-Most popular country band
Sixth Generation
2000s-Present
Carrie Underwood
-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
come together
Write down four thoughts on your whiteboard
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