Imagine that you sold 7 million albums as an artist. How would you feel about that? Well, Luke Bryan did just that. In my essay I will be telling three reasons why he should be an honorary person.
Shel Silverstein was born September 25,1930 in Chicago,IL. He had many different professions. His professions were poet, author, songwriter, illustrator. He wrote many books and novels. Also, he was awarded for writing his books. He got Grammy Award for Best Country Song (1970 - A boy named sue), Grammy Award for Best Album for Children (1985 - Where the sidewalk ends), and Quill Award for Children’s Illustrated book (2005, runny rabbit). He also did many famous works. His most famous works were Where the Sidewalk ends in 1974, A boy named Sue in 1969, and The Giving Tree in 1964.
“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.
During the time period of the 1920’s, Hillbilly music was only produced and sang by white Americans. The country music of our society today does not follow the ideology that country music can only be made by white Americans. Country music artists of multiple ethnicities can be found in our society today. Darius Rucker is an African American country artist who is quite popular on the billboard charts today. This is in deep contrast to the hillbilly music decade when no African-Americans were making hillbilly records.
New York, 1981. Born an only child, Alicia Keys parents Divorced when she was two years old, after which she was brought up by her mother, Teresa Augello in a one-bedroomed apartment in "Hell’s Kitchen" neighborhood in Manhattan. At the time this was no place to raise a child, it was a boiling pot for the negative, a place where prostitution, drugs and gang violence strived. Despite all the struggles her mom was persistent in wanting her daughter to succeed and did all she could for her to progress. Teresa Augello was Keys' pillar and inspiration, working as a paralegal until midnight most nights and then heading back to work after just a couple hours sleep
While they were on the road to success, they became well know for country music. They both overcame their poor childhood and became wealthy doing what they loved. While they were in their fame they both got hooked on drugs and alcohol. This action decreased their performance and put their lives in danger. This challenged them in a way where they would have to pick between cleaning their lives up or keep doing drugs and drinking alcohol.
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.
George’s career began in 1981 with the album Strait Country, which “was influential in increasing the radio play of more traditional, less pop-influenced country music.” (Biography.com Editors), and was followed by 39 albums that have been; certified gold, the most of any country artist. He also holds the country music record for platinum and multi platinum. One example of his continuing popularity in the genre is that as of 2013 he was the only artist to have a top ten hit every year for the previous 32 years and his 60 number 1 singles are the most in the history of
Born May 18, 1952 in a small Texas town called Poteet, George Strait began his life as a small town boy and worked up to be a Country Music Legend. Raised by a single father in the small Texas town, George was taught to ride horses and how to rope, like many country folk do, but late in life learned to play, write, and sing music. (Carlin)
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.
Alabama had lots of interesting player through the years.Owens very popular with the audience as he charms them and also tells them jokes. The Audience still loves him the same as 30 years ago when Alabama started. Randy Owen is the main voice of Alabama. (Freeland, 2004) When he goes on stage he dazzles lots of fans and they cheer this country guy. Randy Owen also does solo performances. Randy Scott as a drummer that used to play in clubs (Pareles,Romanowski,1983). Randy Owen is also the main voice of Alabama. (Gormly,2009) Alabama has a history in the country music industry.
Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists. He was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arizona, he died on September 12, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee. He had five kids their names are John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash, his wife’s name was June Carter.
He made a record for the most No.1 albums in the history of country music. He also produced a top ten hit every year for a consecutive of 30 years. This was a world record in the history of music. In 2006, he was elected into the Country Hall of Fame. In 2008, he won his first grammy for the “Best Country Album”. In 2009, he was named “artist of the decade” for the 2000s. Across the world, George was the most popular contermapy singer. George started as someone of little importance but came to fame overnight. His biggest influences were Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and George Jones. “You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people are legends. I'm just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of 'em” (George Strait). George Strait was different from other country music artists. Wherever he was, he stood out. He stayed true to the traditional and contemporary country sound while mixing in his own style of music. His music had a blend of western swing and honky tonk. For instance, “All My Exes Live in Texas” is a fun country song with a little zing. This song captures the true 80s country music. It is a mix of line dance and honky tonk.“Check Yes or No” is also another great contemporary song with a blend of western swing. George does not originally write his songs but he has some of the best songwriters. Some of the his best songwriters are Dean Dillon, Bryon Hill, and Steve Bogard. George Strait said, “ I just haven't been a very motivated songwriter, I'm just lazy about it. There's so many good songwriters out there … If I put my mind to it, I know I could write. I'm just not inspired to do it” George was very particular in his songwrites. He only chose the very best. Brad Baddock says, "Dean Dillon is the king of George Strait
Kenny Rogers was the first one in his family to graduate high school (Larkin, 2002). Throughout the years Rogers had won 3 Grammy awards (Gaydos, 2013). Country hall of fame first introduced Kenny Rogers, than a month later he won the Willie Nelson lifetime achievement award. Kenny Rogers best loved song is “The Gambler”, this song was a hit and two years later he made a movie about the song (Carlin, 2006). His movie is now on Netflix and is loved by both younger and older fans (Streeter, 2013). He won one of Africa’s highest awards (Larkin, 2002). Another one of Kenny Rogers many awards the honorary masters degree (Gaydos,
Loretta Lynn, affectionately known as the Coal Miner’s Daughter has had an astonishing career spanning well towards its sixth decade. The rags to riches story has brought us one of country music’s biggest legends, most beloved artist, and over 50 years of solid country music. Recently Lynn was honored when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award For Songwriting at the Americana Music Awards on September 17, 2014 held at the Ryman Auditorium, once home to the iconic Grand Ole Opry. 54 years to the day Lynn first walked onto the stage and made her debut playing her first hit single, Honky Tonk Girl.