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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: List of years in Country Music
In music crossover is a term used to describe artists of a certain style or genre whose popularity crosses the considered boundaries of where the music of that style or genre is normally found.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 2001 - Present The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family are widely considered to be the founders of country music, and their songs were first captured at an historic recording session in Bristol, Tennessee on August 1, 1927, where Ralph Peer was the talent scout and sound recordist.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-years-in-Country-Music   (8244 words)

 Voices:Country of the Month, August 2003
Since 1983, the Humanistic Music Therapy Mexican Institute and several other collaborators have been promoting the work of music therapy around the country by means of workshops and courses, whose main purpose is the personal participants growth, and also participation in important humanistic psychology events in Mexico.
Music, either generated by the patient or the therapist, or recorded, is used to promote contact, intensification and expression of the patient with his/her experience.
Music is used as an instrument to facilitate the recognition of the whole range of self experiences: feelings, emotions, images, memories, ideas and transpersonal aspects.
www.voices.no /country/monthmexico_august2003.html   (862 words)

  2003 in country music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
March 10 – During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was "ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas" (referring to Maines' hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state).
Those who took offense to Maines' comments based their feelings on a number of grounds, including that the country was then on the verge of declaring war on Iraq (which happened less than two weeks later) and that Maines made the comments on foreign soil.
Inductees of the Country Music Hall of Fame
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_in_country_music   (713 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?internalid=AFC   (764 words)

 LORETTA LYNN | Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum | Nashville, Tennessee
Instead of using traditional country music themes she wrote songs that were more realistic and less compromising.
Still Country was released in 2000 by Audium Records and contained the song “Country in my Genes,” her 78th single to chart in Billboard.
In April 2003 Lynn appeared on a New York concert bill with rock duo the White Stripes, who had recorded her 1972 hit “Rated X.” Lynn still works as often as she likes, and audiences continue to embrace her for her music and for her endearing personality.
www.countrymusichalloffame.com /site/inductees.aspx?cid=141   (1104 words)

 Malone, Country Music, U.S.A., University of Texas Press
Country Music, U.S.A. has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music.
Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Immersed in country music since his birth, Bill C. Malone has been both a scholar and a performer of the music for several decades.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/books/malc2p.html   (280 words)

 Bush, shame and the Dixie Chicks - Salon
It's common knowledge how conservative the country music industry is: The bulk (though not all) of country music is about home and hearth and heartache, and particularly given how flat sales of recorded music are these days, the industry has a lot riding on that image.
Which is exactly why Maines' comment -- one she made, incidentally, in a country whose citizens are suffering a collective crisis of conscience thanks to events our president set in motion -- stands as the boldest thing anyone in the entertainment industry has said since the war flap began.
Country music, despite what its detractors will tell you, is filled with nuance.
www.salon.com /ent/music/feature/2003/03/18/dixie_chicks/index.html   (1195 words)

 CNN.com - Dixie Chicks pulled from air after bashing Bush - Mar. 14, 2003
There are a lot worse things in country music than your wife leaving you or your dog dying.
Music superstars the Dixie Chicks are finding out that criticizing President Bush's plans for war in Iraq can cost you air play, big time.
Country stations across the United States have pulled the Chicks from playlists following reports that lead singer Natalie Maines said in a concert in London earlier this week that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/14/dixie.chicks.reut   (538 words)

 Alabama Music Fan Club
The band went on to win the Academy of Country Music's Artist of the Decade title for the 1980's and became the first group to ever be named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year.
Their acceptance in the country music forever changed the way the country bands were accepted in the country format.
Because of Alabama’s impact on the country music more and more new listeners were being attracted to country.
www.geocities.com /country_musicfanz/Alabama.htm   (446 words)

 Country Music 2003: Year of Challenges and Opportunities
Country Music entered a building cycle in 2003 with a decline in the number of superstar releases and the continued push to develop the next round of Country hitmakers.
The overall music industry was down less than one percent from 2002 once Internet and digital track sales were factored in according to Nielsen SoundScan research, but after two years of increased sales -- while the bulk of the industry slumped -- Country Music sales adjusted down 9.8 percent in 2003.
Country radio remained the dominant format in 2003 with 2,055 radio stations in the United States according to M Street Journal.
www.writenews.com /2004/020604_countrymusic_2003.htm   (2793 words)

 The PLAY Lists >> Country Music 2003
With the demise of Country Music and its critics' poll, the alt-country magazine No Depression and the selections made by contributors to Country Music Today became the primary resources for putting this listing together, and a decided tilt in the alt-country/Americana direction was the inevitable result.
This is a good thing as far as I'm concerned because it moves the focus off the manufactured stars of country music and the conservative approach they take to music-making.
Rodney Crowell—thanks to his spot on the Country Weekly 100 greatest albums listing—just edged Lucinda Williams to heads this PLAY List, but the first few places are pretty tightly packed with country icon Emmylou Harris and The Jayhawks (who topped the No Depression poll) right on her tail.
www.union.edu /PUBLIC/LIBRARY/PLAY/2004/playlist_country_2003.html   (761 words)

 2004 in country music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 2003 in country music, 2004 in music, other events of 2004, 2005 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music
June 10 — Ray Charles, 74, multi-talented artist who combined elements of pop, rhythm and blues, soul and jazz with country music.
December 27 — Hank Garland, 74, country and jazz guitar pioneer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2004_in_country_music   (735 words)

 New artists spark surge in country music sales - COUNTRY MUSIC - MSNBC.com
Country CD sales were sliding and record executives were praying for a spate of holiday releases to perk up the industry.
This year the mood is sunnier on Music Row, with country sales up 11.2 percent, a strong lineup of late-year releases on deck and CBS set to air a two-hour country music special Wednesday.
One reason for country’s improvement, says Joe Galante, chairman of RCA Label Group/Nashville, is the state of pop music.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5431808   (944 words)

 Country song... - WARBUCKET FORUMS
country music doesn't suck; but whatever in the bastard hell of shitty music the dixie chicks are suck an incredible amount of dick.
I don't like country, and I especially hate the Dixie Chicks, but I fired it through Google and the closest thing I found was Top of the World by The Carpenters.
Country Music Blows, I'm sorry but I just can support a genre where cracking your voice is concidered a good thing.....
www.warbucket.com /ibforums/index.php?showtopic=9124   (256 words)

 Akenson's Women of Country Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Her career lasted less than a year in the early 1920s, and her story fell into obscurity — with most historians believing she was dead long before she was — until Wolfe found her in Florida and corresponded with her during the 1970s.
For instance, a woman was expected to travel with her father, husband or a father figure while she was on the road, and a female performer, especially one who was a good musician, could never upstage a male with her talent.
The editors previously published three Country Music Annuals with an eclectic assortment of works, but decided to rename their annual collection and focus on a thematically oriented series each year.
www.tntech.edu /publicaffairs/rel/2003/nov03/countrywomen.html   (611 words)

 Country Music Hall of Fame To Welcome Floyd Cramer and Carl Smith
The Country Music Association has announced that musical legends Floyd Cramer and Carl Smith will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Cramer's biggest single came in 1961 with his No. 8 Country rendition of the Bob Wills classic "San Antonio Rose." By mid-decade, Cramer was established as an album act, recording prolifically for RCA Records while working recording sessions at a furious pace.
Smith is the father of Country Music artist Carlene Carter with his first wife, June Carter (1952-1957).
www.bmi.com /news/200308/20030813a.asp   (1018 words)

 Kenny Chesney: It's A Big Country , Singer May Be Hottest Act In Country Music - CBS News
He’s playing hard and working hard - and he may very well be the hottest act in country music today.
Last year, Chesney was nominated for two Country Music Association Awards, including country music’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.
Country superstar Kenny Chesney invites 48 Hours to his island paradise.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/10/30/48hours/main580991.shtml   (923 words)

 Cool Running :: Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon "Run for the Money" Sweepstakes
Runners are automatically entered into the sweepstakes when they register for the fourth annual Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, an event that already offers participants a fun-filled experience with high-energy music at every mile and hundreds of cheerleaders lining the course.
They have since added the Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, now in its fourth year, the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, Va. in its third year, and Rock 'n' Roll Arizona which debuts Jan. 11, 2004.
The Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon major sponsors are Foot Locker and Reebok.
www.coolrunning.com /engine/3/3_4/1084.shtml   (544 words)

 COUNTRY MUSIC - Capital News
During the 2003 Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Supper Club had over eighty unique performers from blues to jazz, baroque to bluegrass, and as Andrew describes "all nestled in a country spice".
It seems that after every Tamworth country music festival, Tamworth gains a number of new residents, usually country music artists wishing to make their next big hopeful move, only to find out that Tamworth is not a festival all year round.
Country music stars are invited to attend or send greetings to those in attendance.
www.capitalnews.com.au /editorial.asp?editorial_id=275&issue=40   (1029 words)

 Baylie Brown :: Country Music Sensation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
She has been the featured entertainment at many events and venues including; Johnnie High's Country Music Revue, The Stockyards in Fort Worth and some of the best Opry theatres in the southwest.
She was just named 2003 Main Street Country Music Showcase "Entertainer of the Year" for her age group.
She enjoys being with her family and friends, as well as the extended family that is Country Music.
www.bayliebrown.com /about.htm   (239 words)

 Soundstage . Farm Aid 2003 | PBS
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have certainly established themselves as a force in country music.
It's a country thing, but it's also deep gospel, soul, bluegrass, raw rock and beyond, and has been singled out by The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, USA Today, The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, among others, for its recognition that music springs from the roots of one's life as it's lived.
Both men are secure in their understanding of the overlap of the genres.
www.pbs.org /wttw/soundstage/fa2003/brooksdunn.htm   (360 words)

 Caithness CWS - Front Page Bulletins - December 2003 - Country Music Festival
David Shearer of the Northern Nashville Country Music Club said: "We are grateful to CASE for their support in assisting this ambitious project and making it become a reality.
The Northern Nashville Country Music Club has 17 years experience in bringing top quality music to the area and our emphasis throughout has been the involvement of the whole community.
The Caithness Music Festival we know will grow year on year and be an asset to the area.
www.caithness.org /fpb/december2003/countrymusicfestival.htm   (323 words)

 Country Music
In 2005, he had the fourth-highest-grossing tour of all genres, bringing in $63 million, which makes him by far the biggest grossing country tour on the road.
Kenney Chesney was a country music man from the day he started his inclination towards singing.
In 2003 he had more friends attend his concert tour than any other country artist that year.
www.angelfire.com /punk/countrymusicfanz/Kenny_Chesney.html   (518 words)

 CNN.com - Secret networks protect music swappers - Jul. 29, 2003
The music industry is threatening to sue hundreds of people who illegally share music files online.
They are the country clubs of the file-sharing world, exclusive Internet networks that require knowing the right people and having a wealth of content on your hard disk to get into the clique.
Aside from the threats of lawsuits from the music industry, groups such as MediaDefender have begun flooding Kazaa and Gnutella with "spoofed" files, which claim to be songs but turn out to be blank or filled with anti-piracy messages.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/internet/07/29/private.fileshare   (868 words)

 Amazon.com: Finding Her Voice: Women in Country Music, 1800-2000: Books: Mary A. Bufwack,Robert K. Oermann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
From country's earliest pioneers to its greatest legends, Finding Her Voice documents the lives of the female artists who have shaped the music for over two hundred years.
Collaboratively compiled and expertly edited by cultural anthropologist Mary A Bufwack and music journalist Robert K. Oermann, Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music 1800-2000 is an information-laden, 624-page compendium of women's contributions to country music down through the past two centuries.
Finding Her Voice is a seminal work of music history scholarship and a superb educational text and resource which is especially recommended for American Music History academic reference collections and to dedicated country music fans.
www.amazon.com /Finding-Her-Voice-Country-1800-2000/dp/0826514324   (1203 words)

 Billboard 2004 The Year in Music
In country music, 2004 was the year of Toby Keith.
Year-end charts are published in the Dec. 25, 2004, dated Year In Music & Touring issue of Billboard.
Billboard.com subscribers have access to a host of additional charts and information not included in the print edition, but posted in the members area of the site.
www.photoserve.com /bb/yearend/2004/country_albums.jsp   (263 words)

 India's country music star in Tamworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
As India's only country music artist, Bobby Cash often has to contend with preconceptions that his music is just a gimmick.
When he was young his aunt moved to the US and fell in love with country music, sending back albums which Bobby in turn fell in love with: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jim Reeves.
After years of playing a genre of music totally unknown in India, a chance meeting with an Australian film producer landed him a trip to the 2003 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
news.ninemsn.com.au /article.aspx?id=83198   (618 words)

More than 1,000 music industry professionals from throughout the world joined country music's top stars for the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland Hotel on November 4, proving once more that ASCAP songs are at the heart of the success of country music.
Among the evening's highlights was the presentation by Marilyn Bergman of The ASCAP Golden Note Award to Alan Jackson, one of country music's great artist-writers.
The ASCAP Partners In Music Award annually recognizes ASCAP licensees who are exceptional in promoting and expanding the reach of country music.
www.ascap.com /playback/2003/march/countryawards.html   (396 words)

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