Key to Alabama 's appeal was its consistency there albums in the 1990 did not change into the music in the era Alabama 's music was based on electric guitar hard drums and cheerful harmony.(Freeland, 2004) Alabama emerged as the most commercially successful country band of the 1980,Alabama also emerged as the best country band of the 1980. They had 27 number 1 singles over their career. (Freeland, 2004). There best selling album was in 1990, it was Pass It On Down (Freeland, 2004) One of the most popular country band by popularizing country when most country stars where in the 1960s and 1970s (Freeland, 2004). And That 's happens when a bunch of southern cousins make a band, they make a huge hits and leave behind
In today`s culture, there are stereotypes in every setting, especially music. Stereotypes are ideas or images of something of what it is supposed to be depending the current culture. Music is everywhere and some people believe that the music we listen to, define who we are. This could be true but it is also unfair to assume we know somebody based on the music they are associated with. You can stereotype music based on a song or a whole genre. Stereotypes in every context are bad, but in music you can generalize listeners based on the type of music they listen to which is unfair to the artist and the audience.
In this essay we will discover that a redneck is a white, hard-working individual from the south. Often having a red neck form working long hours outside receiving sunburn to the back of their necks. Redneck is a word whose meaning has many layers. The word redneck started in America in the 1800’s referring to low class farmers. Today we have created a visual of what a redneck is and how they may live. We use redneck freely in songs and television shows.
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal. James would record for Chess Records and its subsidiary labels Argo and Checker into the late ‘70s and, working with producers Ralph Bass and Harvey Fuqua, she embraced a style that fused the passion of R&B with the polish of jazz, and scored several hits for the label, including “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “My Dearest Darling,” and “Trust in Me.” While James was enjoying a career resurgence, her personal life was not faring as well; she began experimenting with drugs as a teenager, and by the time she was 21 she was a heroin
“I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music (“George Strait Quotes,” 2018).” George Strait made this happen too, with hard work and persistence. Being turned down by multiple record companies was very hard on Strait. He kept working though, and it paid off. George won many awards, was inducted in the Hall of Fame, and kept old country alive when the “urban country” era started, making him one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
Imagine being so poor that you feel like you can’t show your friend your house because you are so embarrassed. Music changed Lewis and made him a better person. In the book If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth the book follows the story of a young Tuscarora Native who deals with seventh grade life. Throughout the book, Lewis is faced with many challenges like being discriminated against because he is Indian. However, Lewis is very smart so he spends school days with mostly white kids who pick on him so he has it really rough. Until he got to seventh grade, he was just the Indian kid who was alone and all he wanted was a friend. All of this changed when George a boy from Guam came to town because that’s where his dad was stationed. George and Lewis became best friends and George helped Lewis a lot because he was so nice and friendly
Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and politician, once said, “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” (“Quotes About Power Of Music”). What is one of your favorite songs? Does this song have any special meaning for you? Music can be motivational, relaxing, exciting, or even frightening. Sometimes choosing a specific song as your favorite can be challenging, but there is usually one that you really like because the lyrics are relatable to you, maybe it describes your mood, or it may just be really catchy. Music also evolves and changes as time elapses; consequently, different generations identify with songs from various genres that are prominent during their lifetime.
Music brings culture to everyday life, it can be found anywhere at anytime. Music doesn’t have to actually be playing for people to hear it. The rhythm of the city is music in itself, everybody has their own unique sound and way to add into the beat of the city. Music expands in many different ways such as country music, which has it’s own unique sound. Country music can be slow with a love story, fast with a break up story to it, or it could be a moderate speed about a big purple dinosaur. Another type of music is rap music. Older generations don’t really like the idea of the fast-talking rappers cussing every five or so words, but the younger generation seems to enjoy it. Rock music is a fast-paced more edgy sound
What is the message that an artist is trying to send when they write or sing a country song? Though some country songs seem to be filled with lyrics about girls, alcohol, and trucks, many deliver words that suggest a more free and truthful way of life. Although songs of all genres can be pointless and dumb, many artists portray their transcendentalist thoughts through their music. Ideas such as self-reliance, importance of nature, and nonconformity have unceasingly continued to appear in the lyrics of many Country songs and can be identified in hits including “Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks, “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, and “Real Live Woman” by Trisha Yearwood.
There are many great country stars today for example, Thomas Luther Bryan or many of you probably recognize him as Luke Bryan. Luke Bryan is an American country singer and songwriter. He began his music career in the mid 2000s. Luke Bryan was discovered when Capitol Records saw him perform at a restaurant and of course soon after signed him. Thanks to Capitol Records, Luke Bryan has sold over seven million albums, twenty seven million tracks worldwide and has twelve number one hits. He has many more great songs to come, like his new Spring Break series soon to be released.
All over the world, people express their culture and their way of life in the form of music. In the early nineteen-hundreds America was beginning to form their own genre of music, which would come to be known as country music. When we think of country music, we often think of hillbillies, cowboys, a pair of boots and blue jeans, but it's much more than that. Country music is more than just songs; it's become a way of life in America.
When investigating the origins of country music, there are multiple different country music stars that could be recognized for their recording success, and innovation, which contributed to the progress of country music as one of the most popular genres in the 20th century. The pioneers for country music consisted of both men, women, and multiple different ensembles providing to country music’s success. Without the help of the founders of country music, this genre might not be as successful as it is today.
The reading “Popular music and the civil war” explained the heavy influence that music had leading up to and during the civil war. Music was used to express the way Americans, those in the north or south, were feeling during this time. Through their lyrics, writers and singers were able to convey their feelings on topics such as being separated from loved ones, losing someone, patriotism for the confederates or the union, and anything else that related to war time. Many of these songs appealed to the Americans because they could easily relate to what the lyrics were saying. Therefore, songs were being greatly produced during this time because people were purchasing the music, whether that was by going to see the performance of it, or buying
"I’ve always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved,” says Dolly Parton. Over the years, Dolly Parton has created an amazing image of being a renowned superstar. She has contributed to countless milestones in entertainment world of country music. Spanning from her classical songs such a “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly). Parton seamlessly defined country music with pop music, while maintaining her image as a country star. Parton exclaimed, “I’m not leaving country,” she said at the time, “I’m just taking it with me”
According to The Bedford Book of Genres “A genre is a composition’s kind, category, or sort. Genres give us a way to categorize or describe types of compositions”. (Braziller and Kleinfeld) One genre of music is country. There are two things we need to know about genres; “First, genres change according to the ways people use them” and “Second, genres are flexible”. (Braziller and Kleinfeld). Exactly what country music is today can be hard to define as the genre changes with each new artist that comes into it, but a look at the career of George Strait shows why, depsite all the changes in what represnts country mucic, he is known as the king of country music and is the ultimate example of what comes to mind when one speaks of the genre as