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Topic: Countrypolitan

  Cowboy Boots: "Countrypolitan"
What is "Countrypolitan?" The term has often been used to describe "pop"ular country music.
"Countrypolitan" is glamour without the "bling." The new Lucchese Stiletto Boots are a good example.
They are "cowboy boots" only upon second glance....at first they look are mainstream...that's countrypolitan.
www.dimlights.com /2005/02/countrypolitan.html   (228 words)

 Nashville sound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nashville's pop song structure became more pronounced, and it morphed into countrypolitan.
Countrypolitan was aimed straight at mainstream markets, and it sold well throughout the later 1960s and 1970s.
Upon being asked what the Nashville Sound was, Chet Atkins would reach his hand into his pocket, shake the loose change around, and say "That's what it is. It's the sound of money".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Countrypolitan   (249 words)

 Patsy Cline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With its long, sophisticated melody lines and string-laden orchestrations, countrypolitan was Nashville's attempt at adult crossover during the height of the craze for lounge music in the '50s and '60s.
Yet Cline's ability to transcend countrypolitan's dated gimmicks with her poised, sultry, slightly distant delivery makes her seem timeless: she defines country sophistication for the ages as authoritatively as Aretha Franklin defines soul.
The sound quality is shaky, and so is Cline's voice: this was her first appearance after a head-on car collision that laid her up in the hospital for a month.
www.providencephoenix.com /archive/music/97/08/21/PATSY_CLINE.html   (600 words)

 :: Southern Culture on the Skids ::
I mean, it's when you see trucker hats being sold in Beverly Hills boutiques or notice folks eating pork in Mebane, where I live, drinking a glass of merlot.
"Countrypolitan was an outgrowth of the Nashville sound of the 60's.
When asked why the "countrypolitan" social phenomenon works so well when put into a musical context, Miller expounded, "It's an overlap of high and low culture.
www.scots.com /theband   (535 words)

 JS Online: Countrypolitan is back, with all its wonder and worry
Mainstream adult listeners, fed up with the raucous teeny-bopping that had overrun pop radio, were pleasantly surprised to discover, on country stations, not the jerky two-steps and sawing fiddles of hillbilly stereotype, but lush romantic sounds and tales of working and middle-class suburban life.
Countrypolitan, Wagner says, was connected to "the sound that was being made down the road in Nashville and Memphis - the R&B sound of Stax Records."
Even at his countrypolitan peak, when the success of his singles made him a superstar, Jones toured with a small combo that met his audiences' sense of what was appropriate in country.
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/music/jan05/290687.asp   (1395 words)

 The Legendary Sammi Smith
Many consider Sammi’s style to be `outlaw’ but, as were many of her recordings, her greatest hit was undeniably `countrypolitan’.
Not only did this song help Sammi make it through her days and nights but it was to become one of the greatest country and `countrypolitan’ hits of all time.
As evidenced by her achievements in the early ‘70s, Sammi Smith can truly be ranked among the `greats’ of `countrypolitan’ music.
www.takecountryback.com /legends/sammismith.htm   (831 words)

Countrypolitan -- an outgrowth of the Nashville sound of the '50s -- is among the most commercially-oriented genres of country music.
In the late '60s, the Nashville sound metamorphosed into countrypolitan, which emphasized these kinds of pop production flourishes.
Featuring layers of keyboards, guitars, strings, and vocals, countrypolitan records were designed to cross over to pop radio and they frequently did.
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 Mike Ireland
He's drawn to the sounds he heard on the radio in the 70's growing up, and the sounds he was most drawn to were those of the smooth crooners such as Conway Twitty, Glen Campbell, Charlie Rich, and even that period's later work by Ray Price and Marty Robbins.
The sound is still smooth, but Mike's voice has a such decided twang to it, that it keeps it far more country than than the Countrypolitan sound on which he bases his music.
Strings are present, however, they're kept far in the background, and blend in so well, they are barely detectable to the ear in relation to the overall sound.
www.takecountryback.com /reviews/mirev0203.htm   (847 words)

 Re: Jai Guru Deva   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Countrypolitan Music has paid tribute to RINGO STARR as their `On The Fringe' Artist Profile for December.
The site's `On The Fringe' segment is dedicated to those artists who, while not predominantly `countrypolitan', have made contrituion to the style.
Some are: "Glory to the teacher", "The heavenly teacher is divine", or "Lift up your spiritual master", followed by the meditative chant "ommmm", that was refering to the sound of the universe.
www.jibboo.com /beatlesbb/_beatles/0000023c.htm   (84 words)

 Nashville sound   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the early 1960s the Nashville sound began to be by the rival Bakersfield sound.
Countrypolitan was aimed straight at mainstream and it sold well throughout the later 1960s and 1970s.
The Bakersfield sound and later outlaw country dominated country music among afficianados while reigned on the pop charts.
www.freeglossary.com /Countrypolitan   (264 words)

Today's revivalist country fans deny the form's long involvement with pop, and the countrypolitan revival has already sparked confusion and distaste, verging at times on vitriolic protest.
The orchestra was yet to come; this second period involves wittily distorted electric bass and guitar, a piano more lounge than honky-tonk and the addition, annoying to purists, of backup quartets and choruses that croon even during verses.
Jones, Tammy Wynette and other countrypolitan singers represent not some crass compromise but the incommensurable match of singer, song and setting that great popular music always depends on.
www.sitemason.com /newspub/iLGT0A?id=18766   (1260 words)

 [mplpost] GIG ON: things cosmoline, solo, & countrypolitan
dominion, 500 queen east (at sumach), toronto - the countrypolitans go to school - we've been asked to honky tonk at cawthra park secondary on the 27th.
- our regular monday night countrypolitan gig at the dominion is suspended tomorrow (mar 24) because of a private event at the pub.
- the countrypolitans go to school - we've been asked to honky tonk at cawthra park secondary on the 27th.
www.coolname.com /pipermail/maplepost-mirror/2003-March/013901.html   (780 words)

 aznightbuzz: Hem puts modern spin on countrypolitan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Along with the traditional twangs are blissful folk and Americana inflections, enchanting vocals and the lush backdrop of a 60-piece orchestra.
Hem's modern take on countrypolitan music creates hushed acoustic lullabies that nestle somewhere between Ray Charles' 1962 album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" and the 1980s sounds of the Cowboy Junkies.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Messé started Hem in 1999 as a side project to the songwriting career with which he was frustrated.
www.aznightbuzz.com /stories/59459.php   (672 words)

 Joe Sixpack's Country Music Guide - Countrypolitan & Commercial Country "G"
Here's your chance to read all about Nashville pop, from the late-'50s "Nashville Sound" and the "countrypolitan" scene of the '70s to today's chart-toppers and pretty-boy hat acts, seen through the lens of DJ Joe Sixpack, a hick music know-it-all with a heart of gold...
Countrypolitan connoisseurs might really dig this; folks looking for a good strong tune to sing along with may be a little less enthused.
The ultimate, horrible conclusion of the whole super-posh, pretentious torch song tendencies of the countrypolitan scene.
www.slipcue.com /music/country/countrystyles/mersh/G_01.html   (871 words)

 Countrypolitan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nashville's pop song structure became more pronounced,and it morphed into countrypolitan.
Countrypolitan was aimed straight at mainstream markets, and it sold wellthroughout the later 1960s and 1970s.
The Bakersfield sound and, later, outlaw country dominated country music among afficianados while countrypolitan reigned on the popcharts.
www.therfcc.org /countrypolitan-174083.html   (168 words)

 The Brothers Countrypolitan - Band Bio
Dan is the singer, songwriter, and creative force behind his original band, The Brothers Cosmoline.
Not to be confused with the Brothers Countrypolitan, although they sometimes are, The Cosmolines have an album, and go out of town for big shows and stuff.
In the summer of 2002, Dan stumbled upon the opportunity to sub in for Micheal Brennan in The Frizzells.
www.houseof3d.com /brothers/band.html   (278 words)

 Page 1
Countrypolitan is a term used to describe someone who is a mix of both rural (country) and urban (metropolitan) lifestyles/upbringings.
He/she is typically equally comfortable in both settings and is able to seamlessly slip back and forth between the two, appreciating the characteristics of each.
Countrypolitan also features artists, fashion designers, photographers and lifestyle groups all focused on an urban, modern country theme.
countrypolitan.net   (141 words)

 Hem: Eveningland: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sure, "countrypolitan" is as good a term as any to describe Hem's music-- assuming you know what that term implies.
Countrypolitan is the area where the yarn-spinning twang-loving country mouse and the pop-savvy champagne-sipping city mouse can break brie and listen to outtakes from the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
And the way in which Hem's songwriters (multi-instrumentalists Dan Messé, Gary Maurer, and Steve Curtis) can set a scene with just a few choice words or images and a mix of pedal steel and fiddle would make even the most respected set designers and directors envious.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/h/hem/eveningland.shtml   (555 words)

 BlueBeat.com - Countrypolitan And Country-Pop: Time Machine Details   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Countrypolitan evolved from the Nashville sound in the late 1960s as country producers further embellished country recordings with pop production elements such as orchestral strings, keyboards, electric guitars and drums.
The lyrics of country became more sophisticated as artists sang ballads that candidly addressed "adult" subjects such as divorce, adultery and marital fidelity.
The countrypolitan sound remained popular throughout the 1970s even though many of its biggest early stars temporarily dropped out of the limelight as they struggled with personal dramas involving marital problems, alcoholism and drug addiction.
www.mediarightstechnology.com /tm/info/64   (180 words)

 ASCAP Audio Portrait: Hem
Less than two years after a critically acclaimed debut, Hem has revived the 'countrypolitan' sound of the '70s.
The result is a much larger, moodier sound, fusing folk sensibilities and the power of an orchestra.
Bigger Sounds - Dan Messe says Hem's second CD explores the countrypolitan sounds of the 1970s, unlike their first CD, Rabbit Songs.
www.ascap.com /audioportraits/hem.html   (142 words)

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 Salon Arts & Entertainment | Nashville charm   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And she shares a producer with Cline; Barnett's was the last album the late Owen Bradley completed.
Along with Chet Atkins, Bradley pioneered the countrypolitan sound of the late '50s and early '60s, which added strings and other sweeteners to traditional music for a lush sound.
It was an attempt to get country as far away from the hillbilly image as possible, just as music like Billy Joe Shaver's is an attempt to embrace what's most wild and unvarnished in country.
www.salon.com /ent/music/review/1999/07/28/barnett   (1262 words)

 Patsy Cline: The Definitive Collection - PopMatters Music Review
Though the liner notes compare her to Billie Holiday, Cline was closer to Etta James on her best days out from under producer Owen Bradley's thumb and string players.
From a corporate standpoint, her achievement was doubtless her groundbreaking pop, her demonstrating that what was technically country could also sell to city folks with no special affinity for twangy guitars or accents.
Of course, part of her appeal was exactly that her natural grit invigorated even her pop torch songs.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/c/clinepatsy-definitive.shtml   (903 words)

 Zene Kereső (zene.ker.eso) - countrypolitan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tanner's songs reflect the tradition of country music aswell as the modern country rock.
Merrill is a well known country artist and songwriter with many "chart" songs sung by himself and many other major artists.
This Recording and performing artist has been a crowd favorite for 4 decades and is still churning out great songs.
ker.eso.hu /web/szolgaltatas/zene/kereses?szoveg=+/+kategoria%3acountrypolitan   (263 words)

 'Countrypolitan' music back in the limelight | www.azstarnet.com ®
For example, "Eveningland," the second album by Hem, an eight-member ensemble based in Brooklyn, N.Y., sets allusive, haunting songs not only to mandolin and steel guitar but also to chiming celeste and mallet instruments like glockenspiel - countrypolitan trademarks - as well as passages of rich, emotive playing by a full orchestra.
Wagner's vocals can amount to astonishingly slow speech, and his lyrics are at once trippy and conversational.
To listeners like Wagner, Ireland and members of Hem, the scored music and trained players behind Jones, Tammy Wynette and other countrypolitan singers represent not some crass compromise but the incommensurable match of singer, song and setting that great popular music always depends on.
www.azstarnet.com /dailystar/printSN/56424.php   (1061 words)

 Radio Paradise - eclectic online rock radio
Due to that he never really achieved the success that he really deserved, years of countrypolitan or not, as nobody knew how to promote him.
After "Behind Closed Doors" hit, the umpteen record companies that he had recorded for all seemed to release his songs from their vaults to capitalize on his new fame.
Years before he found the sophisticated countrypolitan formula that would vault him to international fame in the mid-70s, Rich was a second-generation Sun rock n roller.
www.radioparadise.com /content.php?name=Amazon&asin=B0000DZ3EY   (403 words)

 Countrypolitan - Message Board - ezboard.com
Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas about Countrypolitan music.
But, please honor the music by keeping the board clean and respectable.
This board is heavily moderated and no rude or slanderous posts will be tolerated.
p214.ezboard.com /bcountrypolitan   (38 words)

 Greg Parker || A Little Bit About Greg Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By incorporating many disparate elements of American music into his sound, and singing and writing from the very depths of his soul, Greg Parker has brought a new 21st century vitality to the traditional heart-on-the-sleeve brand of country music, and it is winning him fans of all ages from all walks of life.
Greg was born in Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky to a coal miner's daughter and the son of a preacher man. He and his family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee when he was four years old.
Our hope is that you are one of those, and that Greg can give you a little bit of what you're trying to find.
www.itsgregparker.com /bio.html   (1025 words)

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