A Brief Look at Country Music

When you think of country music, what comes to mind? Many people think of runaway dogs, broken down trucks, and lost loves. This perception isn’t what country music is these days, though. In fact, country music is one of the most popular types of music in the United States.

Country music was born in the late 19th century and has changed quite a bit over the years. There are quite a few sub genres to country music now, with many being played on the top radio stations nationwide.

There are a few instruments in country music that are common. The most common one used in country music is the fiddle. Most of the instruments used in country music are relatively inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to transport. In the beginning, the fiddle was typically the only instrument used in country music. As the style of music became more popular, though, other instruments began accompanying the fiddle. In the mid-1800s, the banjo became popular in country music. In the early 1900s, the guitar became popular. In the 1950s, the electric guitar became a regular instrument in country music. There are some other instruments that are used in country music such as the piano and the drums. In some country songs, there are some more distinctive sounding instruments sees such as the washboards, the harmonica, and the accordion.

The roots of country music come from several different styles. It first began when the settlers came over from Europe. Songs were written and sung during that time to pass down history from one generation to another since many people could not read or write. Over time, country music has changed from focusing on events to being more personal.

When you listen to the country music of today, it is often very similar to the rock and pop genres on the radio. In fact, many country musicians have songs playing on other radio stations that are not even considered country.

Country music has come a long way from its origins and the sounds that most people tend to associate with that style of music. This style is no longer just for the backcountry people, but loved by people from all sorts of backgrounds.