Country music began in the early 1900's around southern Georgia. The sounds from guitars, banjos, and harmonicas to name a few made the unique sound that made it so widely popular.
One of the first groups known to fans of country music was The Carter Family, which was made up of June Carter Cash's family. Her mother, Mother Maybelle may have been the first true lady of country music.
Country music gained popularity in the 1940's and has continued to be a popular type of music today although the genre of country music has changed over the years.
For all you Big & Rich fans, my company is hosting a fun country music event next Friday in NYC where you can get a chance to meet the guys. Ride of Fame is giving out VIP passes to meet them, get photos, and ride their double decker bus around the city with them. It’s open to the public too, so if you’re free that day you should go! I’m so excited If you’re interested, let me know!
I was traumatized by country music when I was a kid. every time I'd go to my grandmother's house she would be playing the slowest, saddest, country songs. I actually would get depressed. I can't listen to the stuff now.
On occasion and in the background it's a nice alternative, the newer country almost always has more of a pop-sound in there songs, I like Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry, Scotty Mcreery and a few others, the classic Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis and Tammy Wynette have the best twang sound
I am a big fan of country music. I love the older stuff like Merle, George Jones, Hank Snow. Then the newer country came out with singers like Garth, and Alan, Shania, Reba and such. Again another great era of country as it came into the newer generations.
Now we have Luke, The Band Perry, Carrie, Eric and so many more that make country music fun and upbeat for the younger generations, which I think is great as it draws more people to country music and gets them into the country genre.
I use to listen to a lot of country music but since my mom passed away last year, it hurts too much! She used to blare it on the radio, in the car or even at home. I prefer country from the early 90's and earlier. They just don't make country like they use to. I think the 80's was the best for country.