Texas country music

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  • Essay about George Strait: The King of Country

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    George Harvey Strait was born and bred in the Texas cowboy tradition. He came into the world on May 18, 1952 in Poteet, Texas (“Strait Facts”) and was raised in nearby Pearsall, TX on his family's working cattle ranch, a legacy in the family for over 100 years. His childhood was spent working with his father and brother on their farm, and he carried on the ranching tradition by studying agriculture at Texas State University (Dickinson). In 1971, he married his wife, Norma, and shortly after enlisted

  • Traditional Country Music

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    If someone said traditional country music everyone standing around them would automatically think “The South” or fiddles and banjos! Country music originated in the south of the United States, but it popular worldwide. It has become so popular because almost everyone can relate to the messages the songs send out. Traditional country music touches every generation of listeners. Although styles change all country music thirty years ago succeeds in still bringing its audiences home because of its entertainment

  • George Strait

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    George Strait Net Worth Introduction Country music icon George Strait is known for his traditional country sound. This Grammy-winning singer has a net worth of around $326 million. Biography & Wiki George was born on 18th May 1952 in Poteet, Texas. He was brought up on a farm owned by his family near Pearsall, Texas. At Southwest Texas State University, where he studied, his subject was agriculture. George joined the army after study but not before eloping with her long time friend Norma, whom he

  • Waylon Jennings Research Paper

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    have both Cherokee and Comanche ancestry, was born and raised in Littlefield, Texas. His father worked a succession of jobs from cotton farming to truck driving, and the Jennings family had little extra cash. Waylon himself began to pick cotton while still a youngster, but his heart was in music. As a child he immersed himself in the works of such country greats as Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams, then he discovered pop music and its nascent rock & roll beat. A performer from an early age, he saw singing

  • Bowen Rocks Country Analysis

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    Review: Bowen rocks country Texas country music is an exclusive category of artists, and Wade Bowen adds his own style. His southern twang and honky-tonk sounds pair with his rocker vibes onstage to keep fans returning for show after show. Before starting the show, Bowen and the rest of his band run onstage, and Bowen says a few words to thank his fans for being there. He dresses in casual western wear, usually jeans, boots and a button-down shirt with the top few buttons undone. The other guys in

  • George Harvey Strait's 'Write This Down'

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    George Harvey Strait was born in Poteet, Texas on May 18th, 1952. He was raised on a family-owned farm in nearby Pearsall, Texas, where he studied agriculture at Southwest Texas State University. George married his high school sweetheart, Norma, before joining the army. Outside of his music career, George had many other interests, including skiing, calf roping, and golf. He has one son named George Jr., who is pursuing a career as a professional rodeo competitor. His daughter, Jennifer, died in a

  • Music of the South

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    all you hear is country music or the blues. This is the culture and music of the South. The South has two types of music, country music of the whites and the blues of the blacks. Due to the isolation and conservatism of the South, the South had their own forms of rural music. First, we look at the blues and how grief can become a form of popular music. Great blues singers include Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters. Secondly, we look at the origins of country music. Examples of

  • Country Music Essay

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    The debate whether commercialism has stripped country music of its authenticity is one that requires further examination into who ultimately holds the power. The sometimes-drastic changes made in music leaves people questioning the tastes of consumers when in fact they are the bystanders of an overpowering industry. Fans are people who buy the albums, go to concerts, and request songs on the radio, not the execs that market the music, and yet their opinions/tastes aren’t taken into consideration

  • Why Did Woolsey Follow-Up In The 1970s

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    went anywhere. Toward the end of the decade, Strait attempted to carve out a niche in Nashville, but he failed since he lacked any strong connections. In 1979, he became friends with Erv Woolsey, a Texas club owner who had formerly worked for MCA Records. Woolsey had several MCA executives come down to Texas to hear Strait. His performance convinced the company to sign him in 1980. "Unwound," Strait's first single, was released in the spring of 1981 and climbed into the Top Ten. The follow-up, "Down

  • Joe Diffie Research Paper

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    Joe Diffie entered a crowded field of talented, good-looking male country vocalists in early 1990; despite the competition, the clever lyricist with what People called a “booming tenor and wide-open vocal range” achieved stardom in a very short time, racking up an unprecedented series of chart successes. His appeal was due in great part to his ability to cross the boundary separating traditional country vocal styles from the pop and rock-influenced sound that has increasingly come to dominate Nashville’s