According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s 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 mid-20th century. In 2009 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 origins of country music are found in the folk music of working class Americans and/or blue-collarAmerican life, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, cowboy songs, and the musical traditions of various groups of European immigrants and Southern African.
Wikipedia contributors. “Country music.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 May. 2020. Web.
3 May. 2020
The Ultimate Country Music Collection (Video)
Everybody loves Country Music, especially great country music. We hope you love this collection of County Music favorites. We hope you bookmark this page and come back to it to listen to Country Music Favorites while you work, while you play or if you are just chilling. Enjoy!
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