Country Music Will Continue to Rise with Billy Currington We all know what one-hit wonders are. They are those singers who have tried to make it big but fell short of fuel and later faced oblivion after that one humongous track. Sadly, the music industry is just about identifying which singer would have the staying power, and much as how passion and determination wants to keep up with the game, fame is just not for everyone. While there are a lot of singers who have been classified as a one-hit wonder, there are some who are experiencing otherwise.
Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash were two great country songwriters and singers. They had their similarities and differences in their time on earth. They both had similar lifestyles as a child and singer, but they each had a different way of controlling their drug and alcohol use. The ups and downs in their life made them who they are today. Hank Williams Sr. was born on September 17, 1923, his birthplace was in Mount Olive, Alabama.
Elvis also had effect on other famous musicians. For example: The Beatles and Johnny Cash. Some people even question whether the Beatles would be famous if it wasn’t Elvis’s influence. John Lennon, of the Beatles, once said, “Before Elvis, there was nothing,” (“Musician Guide”).
I interviewed one of my high school science teachers about her favorite song. Dr. Barr told me that her favorite song is from the bluegrass genre called “Wagon Wheel” (I had never heard this song before). She said that this song is her favorite because it is really catchy, but it does not have any special meaning for her. I asked her if she was able to remember this song’s lyrics and she could recall them partially. “Wagon Wheel” was released in the year of 2004 by a group called Old Crow Medicine Show and the instruments used during the song are banjos and guitars.
The stereotype of country music is that the audience is filled with cowboys who love America and drinking beer. “Mamma`s Don`t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” by Ed Bruce is where the singer is describing the life of the cowboy and how they live a tough, busy, and lonely life even when they are loved. Ed Bruce is telling the audience to raise children to be doctors or lawyers, something successful unlike the lifestyle of a cowboy. The song did not reinforce or deny any stereotypes of the country music genre, but made people think that there is more to the life of a cowboy than riding horses. It made the audience take a closer look on the context of the music and their original idea of a “cowboy”.
James Brown is another person in my era who was very popular and well known for his influence on music as well the introducing of a drug into the lime light PCP. Brown was born extreme poverty but worked his way to be one of the greatest of the funk and R&B music making people give him the nick name "The Godfather of Soul." His musical style influenced many artists to come. Brown was also known for his crazy personal life, as well as role in activism for the black community in combination in his songwriting and advocating for the benefits of education to the
The Life and Legacy of Garth Brooks Garth Brooks is one of the most Successful country music artists of all time. Here are some facts and information about him. Here you’ll find information about his early life and home, his musical influences, and his breakthrough and success. Garth never knew he’d be famous for anything, but little did he know that he was soon to be a big name in the music industry. Soon enough he’d be breaking records, and selling millions of his own albums.
“I want to show that country, gospel, blues, rhythm, jazz, rock and roll and are all just really one thing. It is all American music and that is American culture.” Mrs. James sang with some of the most prominent people of our time who were trailblazers for what we can do
Although he died, there was not another musician as popular as Louis Armstrong. Even years after he has passed, remakes of his songs when to the top of charts (Source A). Overall, Louis Armstrong has made the world we live in a more diverse and creative environment. He should be
(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
Garth Brooks Imagine yourself standing above thousands of people singing the lyrics of your song back to you. How does it feel? Growing up in the backwoods of Oklahoma, Garth Brooks only had a dream for his reality. Through his hard work and dedication to his music, Garth Brooks, one of the top-selling solo artists and ranked among the biggest stars of his generation, will leave a legacy people only dream to achieve.
The book entitles Johnny Cash: The Autobiography written by Johnny Cash. This book is about Johnny Cash who is also called as the Man in Black, Country music Legend. This book has five parts, entitled Cinnamon Hill, The Road, Port Richey, Bon Aqua and The Road Again. He talks about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him to become one of the music legends.