Country music , also known as country and western or simply country , and hillbilly music , is a genre of popular music that takes its roots from genres such as American folk music especially Appalachian and Western music and blues. Its popularized roots originate in the Southern United States of the early s. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyrics, and harmonies mostly accompanied by string instruments such as banjos , electric and acoustic guitars , steel guitars such as pedal steels and dobros , and fiddles as well as harmonicas. According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music ; it came to encompass Western music , which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the midth century. In in the United States, country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The main components of the modern Country music style dates back to music traditions throughout the Southern United States and Southwestern United States.
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Through the hillbilly music of the s, the honky-tonk of the Forties and Fifties, the Bakersfield movement of the Sixties, bluegrass, Western swing, outlaw and contemporary pop, country songs still continue to break our hearts. So grab a few tissues and check out our list of the 40 saddest country songs ever written. But when the latter left the studio, however, Cline made sure that it wouldn't reach anyone else. According to Howard's wife Jan, Cline hated the song and refused to record it. While the song's restrained honky-tonk beat emanates composure, Cline tries her best to do the same, keeping herself together in the presence of an old love wants her to be just his friend. Lyricist Brent Baxter's mother was an English teacher who used the phrase "as empty as a Monday morning church" to explain poetry to her students. Over a simple yet classic Erin Enderlin melody, Baxter applied that metaphor to the heart of an inconsolate widower enraged with God.
At age 18, she spent six weeks at No. Here are 15 more whippersnappers who ultimately found brilliant careers in country music. Don Everly had turned 20 earlier that year. Highly respected for their wholesome harmonies, as well as keeping their business affairs in Nashville, they were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Crystal Gayle In , the year-old singer reached No. Alison Krauss When she was 12, the bluegrass community embraced this prodigious fiddle player. Signed to Rounder at 15, nobody guessed the kid could sing, too. And how!