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Topic: 1996 in country music

  Country Music - MSN Encarta
Musically speaking, country music is one of the simplest styles to create and one of the least intimidating to listen to, features that contribute to its popularity.
The country genre began in the 1920s with string bands, which usually consisted of various combinations of guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and string bass, also known as a double bass.
The roots of country music lie in the folk music that English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought to the Appalachian Mountain region of the South in the 18th and 19th centuries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558215/Country_Music.html   (1155 words)

 Liberation Themes in Country Music
Country music must be understood in light of the historical and cultural context in which it occurred.
Country music is more this-worldly and speaks in terms of survival and even victory in the midst of hard times and failure in life, often with the help of booze and a lover.
Country music reflects the fact that country and working people in the South were fiercely individualistic and yet lived in deep union with family, clan, community, and nation.
www.frontiernet.net /~kenc/Countrymusiclib.htm   (8569 words)

 TIME Magazine: Country Music Archive Collection
Country has achieved its new luster without abandoning its heritage: a heritage so stubbornly rooted in storytelling and simple melody that it has never quite left behind the farm in Poor Valley, Va., where a moody lumberman named A.P. Carter and his clan picked up guitars seven decades ago and invented the Carter Scratch.
Country is the nation's most popular music format, with the largest number of radio stations and fans all over.
Hank, ne Hiram, Williams made what is widely considered to be the loveliest country music recorded in the '40s and early '50s, and had an unmatched ability to glory in sin on one song, repent on the next and carry off both with conviction and hangdog cool.
www.time.com /time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_country_music,00.shtml   (764 words)

 BIO Country - Icons of Country Music
The music is an amalgam of a dozen or more genres, including Appalachian folk, gospel hymns and back-country blues, Celtic and Scottish ballads, Cajun and zydeco, Western and rockabilly, bluegrass and jug bands, and lately, even urban rock and fusion jazz.
We can honor the day that country music migrated from a couple of cousins crooning on a wooden stage or a few fiddlers raising the rafters at a country dance to the professional entertainers who have drawn a worldwide audience and fueled a vibrant industry.
Monroe was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.
www.biography.com /biocountry/bc_icons.jsp   (1659 words)

 BRENDA LEE | Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum | Nashville, Tennessee
In so doing, she has transcended the musical boundaries of pop and country music to earn the awards and respect of fans and peers worldwide.
She starred in musical theater for three seasons at Opryland USA and served on the board of directors for the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Country Music Foundation (CMF).
Truly a legend in her time, Brenda Lee was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
www.countrymusichalloffame.com /site/inductees.aspx?cid=138   (856 words)

 Blue Ridge Country: Bristol, The Real Home of Country Music? Jimmie Rodgers & Carter Family
Country music's first stars -- Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family -- both recorded in Bristol as early as 1927.
Nobody was calling it "country music." But by 1927, recording engineers for a handful of labels were scrambling to record "hillbilly music," often conducting field recording sessions.
The senates of both Virginia and Tennessee have recognized Bristol as the birthplace of country music.
www.blueridgecountry.com /music/music.html   (2118 words)

 Country Music: Essay: Bluegrass Music (A Patchwork Quilt: Dolly Parton and the Roots of Country Music, The Library of ...
Country Music: Essay: Bluegrass Music (A Patchwork Quilt: Dolly Parton and the Roots of Country Music, The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance)
Many in the audience considered the music "country" or "hillbilly," but purists recognized bluegrass as a separate entity.
However, by the 1960s country and bluegrass music had become infused with new energy as part of a folk music revival.
lcweb2.loc.gov /cocoon/ihas/html/dollyparton/country-bluegrass.html   (554 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)
Opera, instrumental, and vocal music are prevalent in the cities.
Music and stories are handed down from generation to generation orally, but popular music publishing carries on nevertheless.
lcweb2.loc.gov /cocoon/ihas/html/dollyparton/country-timeline.html   (1888 words)

 Country Downloads - Download Country Music - Download Country MP3s
Country music grew out of American Southern folk music, both Appalachian and blues, and old-time country was simple and folky, with just guitars and fiddles.
Hank Locklin (born Lawrence Hankins Locklin), one of country music's great tenors, was born February 15, 1918, in the small town of McLellan, located in the lumbering district of the Florida Panhandle.
Stonewall Jackson was one of the most popular country stars of the early '60s, scoring a string of Top Ten country hits and becoming a fixture at the Grand Ole Opry with a pleading voice that seemed to reflect his hard, often abusive upbringing on a south Georgia dirt farm.
www.mp3.com /country/genre/10/essentials.html   (11349 words)

 COURT TV ONLINE - Country Music Star Trial
The country stars, and McGraw's wife Faith Hill, were greeted outside the courthouse by cheering fans after the verdict.
A suburban Buffalo jury was charged with deliberating the fate of country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney on trial for charges stemming from a backstage scuffle over a police horse.
There was no music played, but the two country stars who took the stand Tuesday in their own defense were clearly performing.
www.courttv.com /trials/countrymusic/index.html   (431 words)

 Honky Tonks, Hymns, & the Blues
The banjo and fiddle were the primary voices of early American roots music; the guitar was a plaything of the rich and elite.
From its arrival in this country and its early usage as a parlor instrument, the guitar was adopted by both fl and white, rural, working-class musicians.
Acoustic guitar had a more limited role in traditional country music until Doc Watson rewrote the book, building on the elegant but much simpler earlier styles of Maybelle Carter, The Delmore Brothers, and Riley Puckett to fire off blazing lead lines as intricate and exciting as the hottest bluegrass fiddle or mandolin breaks.
www.honkytonks.org /showpages/countryguitar.htm   (2872 words)

 Heart of Texas Country Music Association - Bringing Traditional Country Music to You!
The evidence of his influence on the legends of Country Music was cemented with the award winning album "Floyd Tillman-The Influence" on Heart of Texas Records.
Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson's career began to really take off after Ray Price heard him singing his self-penned "City Lights" on a caro radio and quickly covered it, thus earning Bill his first gold record.
Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Thompson's career is one of the longest and most prolific of any Country Music Entertainer.
www.hillbillyhits.com /lifetimeaa.html   (1025 words)

 Libbi Bosworth :: Austin Texas country music :: honky-tonk with a dash of Americana
She wrote 10 of the 13 songs on Libbiville, and her sly sense of humor and ability to capture simple emotions and everyday situations and put them to music is a rare gift...Libbi Bosworth proves once again that she's a rare gem of a country singer.
Firmly rooted in country music traditions, but not a re-creationist by any means, Bosworth captures the spirit of the genre by virtue of her sheer sincerity and devotion to the form.
Her songs are blissfully melodic and spiced with the indigenous flavorings of pedal steel, accordion and fiddles...it's Galveston native Bosworth's solid songwriting that holds it all together.
www.libbibosworth.com /music.htm   (536 words)

 Country and Gospel Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musically, it contributed the drums and Hawaiian Steel Guitar to Country Music.
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.
Dorsey started his musical career playing the blues behind such greats as Ma Rainey, which earned him the nickname "Georgia Tom." Something happened in 1921 and he began writing religious music -"Some Day, Some Where" was his first composition.
www.biblebelieversbaptist.org /country_gospel.htm   (2136 words)

 Black Country Music: Crossing Country
Though fls were simultaneously developing their own music- the blues- at the time, this disc leaves no doubt that many fls and whites were then playing the same music.
These artists are the children of Brother Ray Charles and his 1962 Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, the landmark LP of transcendent vocals set against kitschy orchestrations that (along with early rock 'n' roll) illuminated fl-white roots connections for a popular audience.
And fl artists are still coming to country music; a series of auditions for fl artists in Nashville has drawn numerous singers and enthusiastic salt-and-pepper crowds.
www.furious.com /perfect/blackcountry.html   (1613 words)

 Black Artists in country music - Sharing The Stage
In an interesting dialectical twist, to make the case that fls (as both fans and artists) have been virtually ignored in country music, you have to point out the extent of their involvement in the genre.
Mary Cutrufello and her edgy country sound have signed with the rock label Mercury in New York, but as Nicholas Dawidoff reminds us in his book In the Country of Country, traditional country music is concerned not so much with line dancing and twang as it is "with subjects that are both quotidian and universal.
The country that will last uses deceptively simple details to say profound things about the American experience." As such, one of the era's most important country singers is a New Jersey rocker named Bruce Springsteen.
www.carlray.com /stage.htm   (2347 words)

 Alternative country, indy scene grows, May 1996
Whether a small blip on the musical airwaves or part of a growing trend is open to conjecture.
Some at record labels and radio stations see this type of music as the future, while even musicians considered at the fore are not so sure that they are or want to be part of the alt country scene.
Eric Babcock, an owner of Bloodshot, said he thought different forces brought the alt country sounds to the front." On the easiest level, it's a reaction to the bastadardization of country music by Nashville"
www.countrystandardtime.com /d/article.asp?fn=altcountry.asp   (905 words)

 Nashville Music Association 1996 Country Music Challenge
The NeA Country Challenge, which premiers for the first time in 1996, will showcase the top five developing acts in the country at a prominent Nashville venue on Thursday, September 19.
The 2,000-member music and visual arts organization will distribute applications to potential participants in late May. Top record company executives will evaluate the materials and attend auditions across the nation in June, July and August.
They are required to submit an application form, a $25 entry fee, an audio cassette tape containing original performances of three songs, a lyric sheet for each song, a one- to two-page biography, three fl and white photos, and a color slide.
www.gibson.com /whatsnew/pressrelease/1996/nea.html   (528 words)

 1996 in country music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1995 in country music, 1996 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music
May 3 – Patsy Montana, 87, first female country singer to have a major solo country hit ("I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart").
Inductees of the Country Music Hall of Fame
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1996_in_country_music   (1037 words)

 Country Music
Tim McGraw, a freshman in country's crowded class of '92, seemed the least likely to graduate to superstardom.
In 1996, McGraw’s choice of Faith Hill as the opening act for his "Spontaneous Combustion Tour" led not only to the most successful country tour that year, but also to their nuptial knot in late 1996.
Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors reached number 2 on the country charts, with "Real Good Man" reaching number one, number 2 in 2003 with "She's My Kind of Rain" and the top 5 with "Red Rag Top." McGraw's 2004 album Live Like You Were Dying continued his record of commercial success.
www.angelfire.com /punk/countrymusicfanz/Tim_McGraw.html   (550 words)

 Music, Genres, Country,
This !tzalist ring is open to all country music-related websites, including country music singers and songwriters, new country, old country and western, country music fan sites, and more.
Country is a great way of life and country music is the best there is.
This is a group of sites dedicated to uniting country music fans and organizing a support base for established acts and up-and-coming singers or groups.
dir.webring.com /rw?d=Music/Genres/Country   (617 words)

 Amazon.com: Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music: Music: Ray Charles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Between playing hillbilly piano when he was a kid and landing several duets on the country charts in the '80s, Charles released this 1962 classic, taking 12 country standards and proving that great songs can remain great, no matter what the setting.
He was told that a fl man shouldn't do country music, but Ray said that it was in his heart to do it.
The record titled "Modern Sounds in Country and Western" is actually an amalgimation of the first such record to be released under that title in 1962, and a selection from the second album that followed later.
www.amazon.com /Modern-Sounds-Country-Western-Music/dp/B0000032B4   (1696 words)

 Arab music: introduction
The legitimacy of music is much debated in Islam.
Although religious chanting is accepted and even encouraged, there are questions about other forms of music, especially instrumental music.
Music and singing in the light of the Qur'an and Sunnah
www.al-bab.com /arab/music/music.htm   (181 words)

 1997 in country music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1996 in country music, 1997 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music
However, as of 2006, no No. 1 song has approached the mega-week No. 1 status (i.e., spend at least 10 weeks at No. 1), a feat that was common through the early 1960s.
October 12 – John Denver, 53, country crossover artist of the 1970s; also a singer and songwriter (plane crash).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1997_in_country_music   (979 words)

 The Africa Guide - Uganda - Music
All the music recommended below are available from one of our Affiliate companies and when selected, the link will take you directly to the relevant page on our Affiliates' website where you can listen to samples and will find prices and ordering details.
All the songs are sung in his native Acholi and translated into English on the sleeve.
This music's resonance and intensity as well the spiritual power and diversity of Geoffrey Oreyma voice in his native tongue.
www.africaguide.com /country/uganda/music.htm   (410 words)

 The Obituary Page - Musicians, Composers and Music Industry 1996
Tupac Shakur (16 Jun 1971 - 13 Sep 1996)
Otto Luening (15 Jun 1900 - 2 Sep 1996)
Ella Fitzgerald (25 Apr 1917 - 15 Jun 1996)
catless.ncl.ac.uk /Obituary/1996/music.html   (1348 words)

 Ethiopia, Africa - Ethiopian music
He was one of the first to record music to vinyl in Ethiopian and is the winner of a Tchaikovsky composition award at the International Music Festival in Dresden, Germany.
Hamelmal Abate is one of the shining new stars in the rapidly expanding firmament of international music.
Her fifth album, Irsagn establishes her as the reigning Ethiopian queen on the world music scene.
www.africaguide.com /country/ethiopia/music.htm   (665 words)

 Free Country Music Day Ecards, Country Music Day Greeting Cards From 123Greetings.com
Compliment a friend or a loved one who plays/ sings country music.
Convey your love to your sweetheart with the notes of this musical e-card.
The Music Barn : Cds, Cassettes and Videos of old-time country music, instrumental music and popular music from the 1920s to the 1970s
www.123greetings.com /events/country_music_day   (203 words)

 Women of Country - The Internet's #1 Guide to Female Country Music
Trisha Yearwood has established herself as one of the most dominating female vocalists in country music.
With "Songbook: A Collection Of Hits", not only do we look back at where she is been but we get to hear her promising future.
This is a record that every country music fan needs to have in their collection.
www.womenofcountry.com /reviews/1997/trisha1.shtml   (490 words)

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