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Country Music Scene With A Song
555 wordsWomen in Country Music Country music, for the most part, was mainly dominated by male artist for the first thirty years. Country music was viewed as being more masculine and to much of a manly western theme for women to sing. In 1935 though, a woman from Arkansas changed those views. A singer and fiddler named Patsy Montana broke into the country music scene with a song named, I Want to be a Cowboys Sweetheart. This record became the first female million record sale. Her yoedling and western the...
Legendary Hank Williams And Mother
981 wordsHank Williams Jr. Jerry Erath Essay 4 December 12, 1996 Hank Williams, Jr. was meant to be a superstar from the day he was born. His father, the legendary Hank Williams, and mother, Audrey Sheppard, both played an intricate part in his early stardom. Hank had to overcome many obstacles in his life including escaping from his father's shadow and a near death experience in 1975. Hank's many triumphs, and his ability to overcome setbacks, have propelled him to a legendary status. Born May 26, 1949,...
Leader Of Country Music
497 wordsOn May 18, 1952 George Strait was born into a loving family in Potent Texas, U.S.A. Strait the second son of a schoolteacher was raised in Pearsall, Texas. As a young teen he developed an interest in farming after his father took over the family ranch. Strait had listened to country music his whole life but the record that really cemented his love for the music was Merle Haggard's A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddler Player in the World, that's when it all began. George Strait dropped out of colle...
740 wordsCountry From The 1940's Through The 1950's 1940's Country Goes National Changes in the Recording Industry-In the 1930's there were basically three types of radio stations: the large networks, the network, and the i dependent stations. -A group called the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) was in control of the song copyrights. -At the end of the National Broadcasters Company's contract, ASCAP wanted it renewed at the price of 9 million dollars. -NAB of course said no wa...
Two Country Music Awards
1,304 wordsWhen country music began in America, there were no professional musicians. The typical musician sang only to entertain himself, his family or at local events. There is evidence of square dance-like events as far back as the 1830's (with origins in European country dancing). At first, most country music was either sung by itself or played on a lone fiddle or banjo. A good fiddler was a very popular person and was often asked to perform at events ranging from weddings to cattle drives. There was n...
Travis Tritt Travis Tritt
474 wordsTravis Tritt Travis Tritt was born on February 9, 1963 to Georgia and James Tritt. Travis fell in love with music as a young boy. By the age of eight he had already taught himself how to play the guitar and by the age of 14 he was beginning to write his own songs. When Travis was younger his parents did not want him to follow his instincts; his mother wanted him to sing in the church, but he wanted to sing and write country music. Travis worked various jobs after he was 18, but he still wanted t...
Final Example Of Patriotism In Country Music
1,494 wordsCountry Salutes Red, White, and Blue Whether the song is one of war-time, peace, or just plain admiration and love for America, country music has always set an ideology of patriotism. One reason country music does this is because it represents a class of America that has historically set a precedent of pride in America. This would be the working class, also known as the backbone of America. These are the Americans that work hard in their jobs and in their lives. Everything they own they have giv...
Late 1940's The Venue For Country Music
854 wordsEarly Country: Early commercial country music was a direct descendant of the ballad and folk tradition brought to the American South by immigrants from the British Isles in the 18th and 19th centuries. When not carrying on the oral tradition of storytelling through song, old-time country music featured instrumentals with the fiddle usually taking the melodic role of the voice. Fiddlin' John Carson combined the two traditions by singing and playing simultaneously on a 1923 two-song "78", consider...
1,541 wordsCountry music has been typecast. Maybe it's America's fault. Maybe it's the musicians fault. Nonetheless, it has been typecast. Tragic? Maybe. There are of course, the artists that have tried to escape the confines of the red-necked, inbred, "howdy folks" generalization country musicians have been known to fall under. Most of these musicians have been unable to achieve their goals: either they are accepted by the American pop-culture, and become lorn by the country world; or they are unable to "...
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