Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that takes its roots from genres such as American folk music and blues. Its popularized roots originate in the Southern United States of the early 1920s. Country music consists of ballads and dance tunes with simple forms, folk lyrics, harmonies accompanied by string instruments such as banjos and acoustic guitars, steel guitars, fiddles as well as harmonicas. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music. In 2009 in the United States, country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, second most popular in the morning commute; the term country music is used today to describe many subgenres. The origins of country music are found in the folk music of working class Americans and/or blue-collar American life, who blended popular songs and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, cowboy songs, the musical traditions of various groups of European immigrants.
The main components of the modern Country music style dates back to music traditions throughout the Southern United States and Southwestern United States. Country music was "introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon."Immigrants to the southern Appalachian Mountains, of the Southeastern United States, brought the folk music and instruments of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Africa, along with them for nearly 300 years. Which bluegrass music; as the country expanded westward, the Mississippi River and Louisiana became a crossroads for Country music, giving rise to Cajun music. In the Southwestern United States, it was the Rocky Mountains, American frontier, Rio Grande that acted as a similar backdrop for Native American and cowboy ballads, which resulted in New Mexico music and the development of Western music, its directly related Red Dirt, Texas country, Tejano music styles; the U. S. Congress has formally recognized Bristol, Tennessee as the "Birthplace of Country Music", based on the historic Bristol recording sessions of 1927.
Since 2014, the city has been home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Historians have noted the influence of the less-known Johnson City sessions of 1928 and 1929, the Knoxville sessions of 1929 and 1930. In addition, the Mountain City Fiddlers Convention, held in 1925, helped to inspire modern country music. Before these, pioneer settlers, in the Great Smoky Mountains region, had developed a rich musical heritage; the first generation emerged in the early 1920s, with Atlanta's music scene playing a major role in launching country's earliest recording artists. James Gideon "Gid" Tanner was an American old-time fiddler and one of the earliest stars of what would come to be known as country music, his band, the Skillet Lickers, was one of the most innovative and influential string bands of the 1920s and 1930s. Its most notable members were Dan Hornsby, Riley Puckett and Robert Lee Sweat. New York City record label Okeh Records began issuing hillbilly music records by Fiddlin' John Carson as early as 1923, followed by Columbia Records in 1924, RCA Victor Records in 1927 with the first famous pioneers of the genre Jimmie Rodgers and the first family of country music The Carter Family.
Many "hillbilly" musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the 1920s. During the second generation, radio became a popular source of entertainment, "barn dance" shows featuring country music were started all over the South, as far north as Chicago, as far west as California; the most important was the Grand Ole Opry, aired starting in 1925 by WSM in Nashville and continuing to the present day. During the 1930s and 1940s, cowboy songs, or Western music, recorded since the 1920s, were popularized by films made in Hollywood, many featuring the king of the "singing cowboys", Gene Autry. Bob Wills was another country musician from the Lower Great Plains who had become popular as the leader of a "hot string band," and who appeared in Hollywood westerns, his mix of country and jazz, which started out as dance hall music, would become known as Western swing. Wills was one of the first country musicians known to have added an electric guitar to his band, in 1938. Country musicians began recording boogie in 1939, shortly after it had been played at Carnegie Hall, when Johnny Barfield recorded "Boogie Woogie".
The third generation started at the end of World War II with "mountaineer" string band music known as bluegrass, which emerged when Bill Monroe, along with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were introduced by Roy Acuff at the Grand Ole Opry. Gospel music remained a popular component of country music. Another type of stripped-down and raw music with a variety of moods, became popular among poor communities in New Mexico and Texas; this sound had its roots in the Native American and American frontier music of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, including Western
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David Vélez is a sound artist/composer. David Vélez was born in Bogotá, he moved to NYC in 2002 and returned to Colombia in 2010. He has an MA in Fine Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Boogotá, he started to publish his work in 2005 with his project Lezrod. His album'Retorno a la nada' was nominated for the Qwartz awards. Since 2006, Vélez has participated in a series of exhibitions and art festivals such as: The'Proyecto de Visualización de Honda' with the 4-18 Foundation'Arte Ocupa' -collective-,'Deriva y Catástrofe','Transversal sonora' -collective- Frecuencias’ with the 4-18 Foundation, ‘Cacería de Brujas’, ’Densidades’, Internacional Ruidística, Fine Diving, Red Room, Rake Festival Photophono. David Vélez works as content manager and publisher for Impulsive Habitat a label he cofounded in 2009 that focuses on the publication of phonographic and musique concréte works. In 2011, he funded the journal The Field Reporter, focused on the criticism and review of phonographic and musique concrete based works.
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