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Transcript of Country Music
Florida Georgia Line
Country and Western Music
began in Bristol, Tennessee
originated around the Appalachian Mountains
no exact starting date
evolved rapidly in the 1920s
first called "country music" in the 1940s
Began as "The Hillbilly Cat"
by Sarah Kikel and Christy Murgiano
History of Country Music
Instruments in Country Music
Pedal Steel Guitar
"Blue Moon of Kentucky"
"Make the World Go Away"
Famous Country Songs Include:
Country Music, U.S.A. by Bill C. Malone & Jocelyn R. Neal
The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music by Bret Bertholf
The Encyclopedia of Country Music edited by Paul Kingsbury
known as the "Father of Country Music"
first inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame
first nationally known star of country music
songs - "T is for Texas," "Mississippi Delta Blued," "The Singing Brakeman," "Hobo Bill's Last Ride"
Regularly appeared on Louisiana Hayride
Appeared on country charts over 50 times
known for memorable stories being told within verses
Country Music Awards (CMAs)
created by the Country Music Association
first-ever CMA Awards held in 1967
Entertainer of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Musician of the Year
First winner was Eddy Arnold in 1967 for CMA award "Entertainer of the Year"
Known worldwide as "Country Music's Biggest Night"
Henry Ford put the most money into promoting country music in the 1920s
Ernest Tubb gave it called it "country"
The Country Music Association
formed in 1958
formed to help country music become more respectable and more popular
started many country radio stations
located in Nashville
first 3 inductees were Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, and Fred Rose
run by Country Music Foundation (CMF)
original museum opened in 1967
current Country Music Hall of Fame was opened in 2001
Features the "Hall of Fame Rotunda" where each inductee's bronze plaque is displayed
Country Music Hall of Fame
Radio program broadcast nationwide
Began in April of 1948
Many of the greatest country musicians became well-known because of the Louisiana Hayride
had performances by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley
Why is Country Music important?
How has Country Music affected today's music?
blend of many different origins and their music and instruments
stood the test of time
song lyrics are lessons that everyday people can relate to
represents the southern US's peoples' way of life
sparks emotion in them