Essay on History of Country Music

1187 Words Dec 31st, 2011 5 Pages
Velvet Stalnaker
UNV 104
January 7, 2012
Professor Salcido

History of Southern Music
Southern music is now called country music and is popular in many different places. It is for people from all walks of life. But, when we look at country music today and from years ago is it the same? , When did it become popular? and , How has the music changed over the years?
Southern music known today as country music became popular in the 1920’s. This was music that was based on folk music of cowboys in the southeast (Collins English Dictionary, 2003). In most of the early music the artist played stringed instruments like fiddles, guitars, banjos and some were even playing harmonicas. When this type of music started some people called it
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