A Popular Genre Among Young Adults
A Popular Genre Among Young Adults
Country music is defined as a distinctive style and genre of mainly string accompanied American popular music, with roots in the traditional folk music of the Southwest and cowboy music of the West, typically more melodic than dynamic, characterized by simple, traditional harmonies and romantic or sad ballads accompanied often by electric or acoustic instruments. The term country music could also be used to refer to a generic type of Western music that evolved from the popular swing and blues styles of earlier decades and which has been subject to much criticism and debate among critics over the years. However, there are also many elements present in both kinds of music that are present in country music that can be utilized in modern compositions.
Many country songs have been recorded and are available for the public for listening and enjoyment. This genre has achieved worldwide popularity due to the simplicity of its structure and the melody. Most country music is very melodic and repetitive, almost to the point of being mindless. One of the many country music memories for many people is listening to their parent’s radio stations and being bombarded by dozens of country songs every day as they were growing up.
Another reason for the country music’s popularity is because it has the ability to appeal to a wide variety of people. While there are some die-hard fans of old-time country music, the overwhelming majority of listeners prefer the hits of today’s popular country songs. Some of these include the ever-popular “Blue Moon Of Kentucky,” which has topped the list on the Hot Country Songs list numerous times; “Relax” by Merriam; “That’ll Be Mine” by Merriam; and “Wake Your Mind Up” by Merriam.
Hip hop and rap are currently the most popular categories of music in the United States, with country music right behind them. There are many reasons why country music is now rising in popularity compared to other types of music. First and foremost, it is much easier to learn and play than hip-hop or rap. Even though country music contains the basic elements of those other genres, it is not cluttered or complicated. For this reason, many listeners who switch from other types of music to country music enjoy the simplicity of it.
Another reason is that country music has deep roots and is very familiar to many Americans. Many Americans do not realize that although country songs have their roots in America, they have been around for decades. Some of America’s favorite country songs are: “Dixie,” “Hotel California,” “The Closer You Get To Me,” “White Room,” and “Cantonese.” These songs especially are a favorite to many Americans. Many popular country music stars are celebrities and entertainers who have transcended their careers and become part of the public’s consciousness. For example, there is Tampa Bay Rays’ player, Evan Longoria who became a very popular star when he was signed by the Florida Georgia Line.
The rising popularity of country music has been aided by the fact that many white artists are starting to get more popular. The white musical group, The Royal Court, have made a name for themselves by writing some of the country music classics such as “Deacon Blues” and “Commerce Department.” Another group, The Yardbirds, have also created a stir in the country charts due to their chart topping hits. This is not to say that white artists have not written good country songs; they have, but in recent years there has been more success among non-white artists.