America in a song: a cultural study through music american culture has influenced and shaped the world through centuries jazz and country music yet both world wars had a major impact on the music industry as people turned to old patriotic songs for comfort and motivation bob dylan, american poet the invasion by any homogenised. Today’s country music has taken its form through years of evolution from its grassroots in traditional and popular musical forms found in the southwest and canadian maritimes, which began its evolution around the 1920s.
Country music, a genre whose roots grew from traditional american values, is popularizing patriotism more than ever as its artists gain momentum, according to a story in the august issue of townhall magazine rob weiner, a pop-culture historian at texas tech university who analyzes the role of music. The culture of country music country music is one of the most relatable forms of self-expression in our current culture it is often used to express the personal thoughts, ways of living, and spirituality in the everyday lives of its listeners.
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Before country, the music was called old familiar or hillbilly, both of which get at a similar quality that's essential to country music old familiar ties the music to a sense of the past, of a culture based on tradition rather than on hit records. Country music record sales almost quadrupled from 1985 to 1993, and though rock is still the nation’s most popular music, country is the fastest growing some feel the industry’s financial success has dissolved the remaining heritage of country music.
What became country music fit comfortably with several mass trends that predominated in this era- allowing traditional rural music to be transformed into a new style dubbed country & western it relied on the radio and mass marketing techniques. The origins of country music can be found in recordings southern appalachian fiddle players made in the late 1910s it wasn’t until the early ‘20s, however, that country music as a viable recorded genre took hold.
The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres the origins of country music are the folk music of working class americans, who blended popular songs, irish and celtic fiddle tunes, traditional english ballads, cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from european immigrants.