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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1982   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida.
See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 9 – Fourteen Carat Mind – Gene Watson January...
Virtually every child in Argentina, to this very day, is made to believe that the islands are Argentine, the people living on the islands are virtually non-existent (and if they do exist, they are not considered a party in the conflict) and that the so called "imperialistic injustice" ought to be settled.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1982   (1019 words)

 The Country Flash Band Specializing in Country and Country Rock
he Country Flash Band was formed in 1982 and played in local taverns and night clubs in the Salem area.
Due to the financial burden caused by change in liquor laws many of the usual places then offering live music, eliminated bands as one of their expenses.
At present the "Country Flash Band" is made up of Ron Weathers - bassist, vocalist and band leader who started the band in 1982, Rick Wilson - drummer, vocalist with the band since 2006, Mel Lowe- guitarist, vocalist with band since 2003 and Wes Bakken Pedal Steel Guitar with the band since 2003.
www.countryflashband.com   (211 words)

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Thus, for many country performers, both past and present, the working world portrayed in their music is a world in which they have had personal experience.10 Contemporary country music lyrics graphically portray the world of work experienced by the Southern labor force, continuing a tradition established with the origins of industry.
Jimmie Rodgers, the first country singer to reach a truly national audience, sang often of the working man. His narrator was often the stylized rambling man down on his luck, at once to be pitied for his lack of material wealth and envied for his freedom.
The music portrays a keen awareness of the plight of the worker, of the necessity for daily toil, of the long odds against achieving wealth or position.
www.mtsu.edu /~baustin/COURSES/SOC417/classcon.htm   (4239 words)

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Country music lyrics about workers reveal that the men and women they portray are aware of their status as members of the working class, sometimes painfully so.
Despite the frequent references in country music lyrics to the working class status of its writers and performers, and of the music's audience, country music is devoid of practically any hint of class consciousness.
Country music lyrics also reveal why trade unionism and class consciousness, despite the overwhelming evidence of class awareness, are not supported by the music's working class audience.
www.mtsu.edu /~baustin/class.htm   (4971 words)

 Roughstock's History of Country Music - Garth & New Country
Country Music is embarking on a new era in 1997.
The Country Music Superstar of the '90s, Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 7, 1962, and was raised in Yukon, about 100 miles away from Tulsa.
By the time Garth was born, she had retired from a professional career and the Brooks' house reverberated with as much rock and pop music as country.
www.roughstock.com /history/garthnew.html   (932 words)

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The chapters are roughly divided into three sections: "Origins," "The Golden Age of Hillbilly Music," and "Contemporary Country Coast to Coast." The topics within the sections include early rockabilly, country fans, the lives of country music stars, the business of country music, the changing image of country music, and country music today.
This book, first published in 1968, is still widely respected as the pioneering and most comprehensive study of the history of country music from its pre-commercial folk roots through the development of the modern country music industry.
Before the Grand Ole Opry, and before Nashville had become the center of the country music industry, country music developed in Tennessee "from sources as diverse as rural ballads and fiddle music, church music of the country singing conventions, and the fl music of the Southwestern delta area." Wolfe explores all of these sources.
library.music.indiana.edu /tech_s/mla/wgpms/wgpms.cou   (2446 words)

 HANK WILLIAMS | Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum | Nashville, Tennessee
His is the standard by which success is measured in country music on every level, even self-destruction.
Hank’s musical career was already underway by the mid-1930s, and he formed the first of his Drifting Cowboys bands around 1938.
His progress was impeded by his drinking, which was already problematical, and by the fact that his music was considered anachronistic.
www.countrymusichalloffame.com /site/inductees.aspx?cid=200   (1091 words)

The country sound, considered to be harmless and mild by adults who cannot bear that "noise," has gained in popularity and acceptance as an appropriate vehicle to sing praises unto the Lord.
Country music is contemporary music which is designed to entertain, satisfy, and please the world.
Taking the data already reported and framing a composite, country music fans are urban-living, white adults with rural roots who are established in home, family, and job, but are content with none of these.
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/country.htm   (976 words)

 Country Music: Timeline (Patchwork Quilt: Dolly Parton and the Roots of Country Music, The Library of Congress ...
Country Music: Timeline (Patchwork Quilt: Dolly Parton and the Roots of Country Music, The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance)
Music and stories are handed down from generation to generation orally, but popular music publishing carries on nevertheless.
Music is integral to American life in the 19th century.
memory.loc.gov /cocoon/ihas/html/dollyparton/country-timeline.html   (1888 words)

 Country Music
His legacy as a versatile performer with the smoothest voice in country music ever lives on.
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980, his career, spanning from the 1950's through today, has earned him 8 Grammy awards, and put more than 130 songs on the country charts.
Country's most charismatic living legend, Merle Haggard is proof that you do not have to forsake your musical roots to achieve fame.
www.taco.com /roots/country.html   (1596 words)

 Country Music Quizzes and Country Music Trivia -- FunTrivia
Quizzes which are specific to a country music singer or band are found in one of the six alphabet categories Music A-Z on the main Music page.
This quiz is to test your knowledge on the content of some of the most popular songs in country music and the artists that performed these songs.
This is a quiz to test your knowledge on recent country music songs, artists and other things having to do with country music.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/music/music_mixture/country_music.html   (971 words)

 Country Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Shania Twain--recluse, happily married, mother of one--has sold more than 40 million albums with flirty, hook-laden, beat-heavy, country-tinged pop that has all the subtlety of a musical wet T-shirt contest, yet is as irresistible as Swiss chocolate and Pringles.
This collection of 50 chart-toppers, spanning 22 years, showcases the Cadillac of country singers at his best, blending traditional and contemporary stylings, but never straying too far from the core of his Texas barroom sound.
Country music's infatuation with the puka-shell rock of Jimmy Buffett has been one of the genre's less fortunate indulgences.
www.musicnewsnow.com /Country.htm   (924 words)

 The Country Gazette - Biography - AOL Music
One of the most influential bluegrass acts of the '70s -- as well as one of that decade's most popular country artists in Europe -- Country Gazette blended bluegrass with country-rock and, in the process, sowed the seeds for the newgrass movement of the '80s.
During the summer of that year, Country Gazette played gigs at Disneyland and soon landed opening spots for Steve Miller, Crosby & Nash, and Don McLean, which indicated that the group was aiming for a more rock-oriented audience.
Country Gazette broke up for a second and final time in 1988.
music.aol.com /artist/the-country-gazette/618/biography   (529 words)

 Country Music Article - Skaggs rules bluegrass, November 1997
Ricky Skaggs says in the liner notes for his latest country album, "Life Is a Journey," "When I came to Nashville in 1980, country music had made a hard swing to the pop side.
Music has come full circle for Skaggs, having just released "Bluegrass Rules," his first all bluegrass disc in 15 years.
That same year he was the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year and Horizon Award winner, and in 1985 he won the most coveted award in country music, the CMA Entertainer of the Year.
www.countrystandardtime.com /d/article.asp?xid=758   (1483 words)

 CCM Magazine
The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame induction reception and ceremony will be held at the Richland Country Club in Nashville on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The GMA Foundation (GMAF) is a non-profit educational association working in connection with the Gospel Music Association (GMA) The GMAF recognizes and preserves the history and legacy of all forms of gospel music and provides educational resources that encourage participation and appreciation by the general public.
The GMA produces the GMA Music Awards, which recognizes achievement in all genres of gospel music and are voted on by members of the GMA.
www.ccmmagazine.com /musicnews/1982.aspx   (1093 words)

 Trio | Biography | MTV
A minimalist German outfit responsible for a number one hit across Europe in 1982, Trio used little more than guitar and drums to frame their monotoned vocals and industrial-based songs.
The band's self-titled 1981 debut originally appeared only in their native country, but when the following year's single "Da Da Da" became successful -- it hit number two in England and sold a million copies -- the U.K.'s Mobile Suit Corporation re-released the album with a version of the track.
Trio released a cassette-only live album in 1982, and signed to Mercury in the U.S., where their first release was another self-titled work, though only of EP length.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/trio_country_/bio.jhtml   (299 words)

 Country Music Online - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
With a musical style that is purely American, he has an incomparable ability to tell the stories that make this country unique stories like those behind the Gravely name.
Established in 1916, Gravely is one of the most respected names in commercial lawn and garden equipment.
In 1982, Gravely became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ariens Company, headquartered in Brillion, Wisconsin.
www.countrymusiconline.net /995.html   (116 words)

 NPR : Making Music History: Bad Brains at CBGB, 1982
But before the lease is up, the club will host some pioneering bands from its past to celebrate the venue's legacy as a music mecca.
After some run-ins with police in Washington, D.C., the band found a welcome home at CBGB, which by the end of the 1970s had shrugged off its American roots music past -- the name is an acronym for Country Blue Grass Blues -- to embrace some of the most pioneering bands of the day.
By 1982, Bad Brains were a regular act at the club.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6250173   (572 words)

 Roughstock's History of Country Music - Honky Tonk Music
One of the most charismatic and enduring figures in country music -- his Opry performance of June 11, 1949, when his audience required him to reprise "Lovesick Blues" several times, is still considered the Ryman's greatest moment -- Hank was born Hiram King Williams in Georgiana, Alabama on September 17, 1923.
Born in Crisp, Texas in 1914, Ernest Dale Tubb was the sixth member to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and a regular member of the Opry from 1943 to the time of his death.
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982, Frizzell's influence has played a major role in much of the country music of the '90s.
www.roughstock.com /history/honkytonk.html   (1168 words)

 Music Research Guide
The title is 'Music in History and the Present: German Encyclopedia of Music'.
Use the term 'folk music' (or just the word 'music') as the first search term and the name of the country or region (examples might be: Brazil, Africa, Applachia) as the second term.
Gelman Library (as well as the music libraries at Catholic University and at American University) are rich in sheet music and musical scores.
www.gwu.edu /~guides/arts/music.html   (1977 words)

 Country Music Article - Hank Thompson is back, December 1997
Thompson, elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989, is more fortunate than many other country artists of his generation inasmuch as his catalog is comparatively well-represented by reissues on Capitol, MCA, Varese, Curb, Bear Family and other labels.
It was successful and it had energy and that projected in the music.
And though he's appeared on the Opry from time to time in the intervening years, he's quick to point out what he feels the biggest problems in country music are today.
www.countrystandardtime.com /d/article.asp?fn=hankthompson.asp   (1326 words)

 Country Music Research Guide - Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives - BGSULibraries
Finally, the contributions of women in the development of country music.
Country: The Music and the Musicians: Pickers, Slickers, Cheatin' Hearts, and Superstars.
MUSIC REF ML 102.F66 R4 The Folk, Country, and Bluegrass Musician's Catalogue.
www.bgsu.edu /colleges/library/music/country1.html   (226 words)

 T.G. Sheppard and Other Country Music Stars Are Available Thru Barber & Associates, Entertainment Broker & Corporate ...
In a short time his passion for music, now redirected to furthering the careers of others, made him one of the industry's most successful record promoters.
By 1990, country music traditionalists had changed the course of the format, and T.G. found himself wondering how he fit the new mold.
As the flagship artist for Outwest Records, the country music imprint of Outwest Entertainment, T.G. Sheppard is reunited with longtime friend Ray Ruff, the man responsible for his success on the Motown country divisions.
www.barberusa.com /country3/sheppard_tg.html   (1252 words)

 Roundup Stories
Jeanie and Chuck's Country Roundup performs an entertaining mix of honky tonk and bluegrass music on acoustic instruments.
They specialize in country duets and honky tonk songs, with strong vocals that highlight the rich emotion of classic country music.
They formed the Country Roundup in 2001, with the idea that it would be the two of them and whoever else they could round up.
www.countryroundupsf.com /stories.html   (325 words)

 The Juilliard School - Music Advancement Program - Faculty
Music festival credits include the Yale Summer School of Music at Norfolk, Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, Waterloo Festival, and Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians.
Author of three handbooks for clarinetists, which are in use at schools around the country.
Performs with several chamber music groups and has worked extensively in the New York public schools, mentoring hundreds of young brass students.
www.julliard.edu /musicadvancement/faculty.html   (1856 words)

 Loudon Wainwright III One Man Guy: Best Of 1982-86 CD United Kingdom
Van Dyke Parks calls him a true American treasure and that is evidenced on this very special collection of songs recorded for BMG associated labels in the first half of the 1980's.
Includes that ole' "country & eastern" tune "Westchester County", "Hard Day On The Planet", "I'm Alright", "Your Mother & I" and the original version of a song Rufus made his own, "One Man Guy".
If you have concerns of this nature, please contact customer service by filling out this form.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1390655/a/One+Man+Guy%3A+Best+Of+1982%2D86.htm   (267 words)

 Bigots Who Rock: an ADL List of Hate Music Groups
Since the 1960s, when racist country music singer Johnny Rebel recorded songs such as "Nigger Hatin' Me," more than 500 hate rock bands have formed worldwide.
Nearly all of these groups were formed after 1982, when the late British singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ian Stuart Donaldson turned his band Skrewdriver into a mouthpiece for hate.
When determining how concerned they should be about what their sons and daughters are listening to, parents, educators, and other concerned adults must learn to tell the difference between bands promoting bigotry and those that merely appeal to teenage rebelliousness.
www.adl.org /extremism/bands/default.asp   (494 words)

 April 2005 Bonus Show - Homophobia In Country Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This show is nestled in the middle of a three-part series on the world of Gay Country Music.
During the 80's and 90's a common form of GLBT parody was the mistaken gender songs, along with the sex-change songs.
In 1982 Richard Thompson wondered if the alluring person at the club was a "Woman or a Man," as did Michael Doucet in his cover version five years later.
www.queermusicheritage.us /apr2005a.html   (1508 words)

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