Country music is one of the most popular genres of music throughout America. There are many influential figures that have changed the way country music sounds, and how people interpret it. Two important people who have made a huge impact on country music overtime are Johnny Cash and Luke Bryan. From their early life, their career, and how society views them, they have opened the minds of people and country musicians all over the country. Johnny Cash’s songs help people to experience his life growing up through the Great Depression and how people lived back then. Through Luke Bryan’s songs people could understand what life was like for Luke growing up in Georgia and all the hardships he faced. Johnny Cash and Luke Bryan are two of the many
I have chosen a song that I would say is a country song. It is actually a song that I have known for many years and that I actually taken ato. This song would be “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown. In this song, Brown sings about things such as enjoying his evenings with family and getting to dine on his favorite meals, being raised in the South, and giving thanks to God and the people who fought for the freedom of our nation. In the chorus, he is described to the listener that he is with his family, and presumably friends as well, enjoying each other’s company on a Friday night. He also explained getting to eat some fried chicken, drink beer, and listen to the radio. He then mentions that he was born and raised in Georgia Pine. Then in the next
From the song that most people know “Chicken Fried” or “Knee Deep”, this album is one that could put a smile on anyone's face even if you happen to not like country. Unlike most albums of today's music, this album has not fillers because all the songs were hits by themselves. Now as an album these songs mold together rather well. With the songs that you can just listen to on a long windy road (“No Hurry”) and just relax or the songs that make you think of life (“Colder Weather”). This album has a song for any occasion and not all the songs are about trucks and beer like most
Country music is a genre that some might absolutely love and some might absolutely hate. It is a style of music that developed in the southern and western U.S. and often contains lyrics relating to the lives of people who live in the country. While there are a lot of different types of country music, a very popular country artist of this time is Eric Church. Church brings a bit of a twist to country music, with really telling us how he feels. Talking about one of his songs in particular, “homeboy” about a lost young man needing to “come on home, boy.”
Chris Stapleton has never been one to be in the spotlight. He has hidden behind famous country artists by writing others number one hits, however, he became a sensation overnight when he released his 2015 album, Traveler. When his label asked him to do his first music video, he chose to do a powerful song titled, “Fire Away.” It is no surprise that he did not want to be featured in the music video. Instead, he decided to bring awareness to mental illness. The music video follows a couple that is torn apart by the wife’s depression. The husband, who happens to be a police officer, tries to rescue her. However, he is not successful. While the music video
For generations, singers and songwriters of country music have been working to evoke emotions in listeners by performing and writing songs that the listeners will be able to relate to. Country music traditionally reveals stories of life, love, death, and values, all of which can be seen in the works of great singers and songwriters like George Strait, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, and Alan Jackson. One artist in particular, Garth Brooks, forever left his stamp on country music and on the hearts of his millions of listeners with his hit songs, “The Beaches of Cheyenne”, “Callin’ Baton Rouge”, and “The River”. “The Beaches of Cheyenne” has a storyline containing themes of life, death, love, and regret. The themes of this song branch out much
Robert Altman’s movie Nashville is based on the political, social, and personal problems that our country has to deal with. These problems are rooted in the battle between the need to create some false image of success and the need for truth which is the struggle that exists in every character of this film (except Jeff Goldbloom). To show this Robert Altman takes us through Nashville’s Country Music using political commentary, music and realistically portrayed dialogue to tell the story.
Country Music’s Rich Kienzle felt the album took Diffie “further into that idiom where he shows the gutsiness that many younger singers never quite catch. It’s New Traditionalism without compromise, but music that fans of certain more modern-sounding singers can enjoy as well.” Attitude sported up-tempo numbers worthy of lively line dances, “a modern take on hillbilly boogie of the 1940s and 50s,” and “sensitive, evocative and totally believable” ballads and “story songs.” Kienzle praised Diffie’s wit and sharp imagery throughout his critique and concluded, “Diffie’s found a focus and a strength here .... and if this is the direction he chooses to go in the future, it’s easy to anticipate more albums as good as this
Knoxville, Tennessee is known for many things, especially known as a college town. Little did anyone know that on March 26, 1968 a superstar would be born, and the star would not be known for throwing, running, or catching footballs but singing (“Kenny Chesney.”)? The country genre did not know it for a while, but it had a person that was going to bring country music to new heights. With a mix of some traditional country music mix with some rock country and island country music it would make Kenny Chesney a very successful country artist.
Today we will learn more about Carrie Underwood and the impact she has had on country music.
Regardless of George Strait's incredible history of recognition and awards, he has always been one of my favorite country music artists. I am a true, long time fan of traditional country and I love his style in particular because of the dash of honky tonk and swing music that comes with it. My husband has roots in Texas and we spend quite a bit of time there on vacation. We enjoy the cowboy lifestyle and have always spent our free time enjoying country music, country two step dancing at the dance hall, being outside horseback riding, attending the rodeo, visiting the county fair and enjoying the laid back country life. One day we plan on moving back to Texas permanently and in the meantime, George's music makes us feel at home wherever we are.
Tim McGraw is one of the most famous american country artist, he attended Northeast Louisiana State University, but dropped out of school to pursue his love for music. He began playing in small clubs and restaurants hoping he’d get luck and eventually did. McGraw started small signing with Music City in 1989, he performed gigs in Printers Alley Club for over a year and eventually signed With Corb Records; hitting the road with his band. Throughout his career McGraw has reached the Billboard charts, was in the #1 Country hits list, received numerous amount of grammys, and awards for single of the year. He has changed country music with his emotion in each song and stories that are told; still to this day he is known being talented, humble and
"Country has become a bigger umbrella. It’s good and bad. Country has become too homogenized and too commercial. It has lost what makes it special. It’s great that it’s popular, but then it starts to become watered down. Country music is the song that speaks to the American condition. It’s middle America. Eight out of 10 people. Maybe it’s not the No. 1 choice, but they listen to country. Consistency, as well. In the 1980s, it was all about rock and roll, and it died. Guns N’ Roses is still on top because their throne hasn’t been challenged."
I have always loved country music, it speaks the truth about life and all of the good and bad times we experience. I currently listen to Jake Owen constantly. It is really hard for me to pick an absolute favorite song by him, but one I love is “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” It is upbeat and all about having a good time with your friends. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attended a Jake Owen concert and it was incredible! He started out with his hit song “Beachin” and gave us a preview of some of his songs that are coming out on his next album, including “LAX”. He performed his whole show barefoot, which everyone just loved. The concert made me realize that I like Jake Owen’s songs more than what I thought I would, and now I’m
Toby Keith is well known as an all American singer. In 2009, Keith’s song “American Ride” was released. American Ride is a song about loving your country despite the problems it has. Specific words in the chorus, such as, “Funny how the world keeps turnin,” shows that our country has a numerous amount of problems and needs a