It is a staple music in the United States, especially in the southern states. Is this music only for conservative white America? What does this mean in American culture? Where is she from?
There are clearly titles that are part of the country’s heritage. As Take me home, country roads, Presented by John Denver or Ballad Always in my memory, Presented by Willie Nelson. A song featuring an electro version of Pet Shop Boys. In proper view, The country is a mix. The music has its roots in Southeastern folklore and Western cowboys’ music.
During racial segregation, a segregation took place: on the one hand, folklore, which has become the opposite music for whites, and on the other hand, the gospel and rhythm and blues for black people. Gradually, Black singers have been erased from the history of folk music.
What is Folk Music?
The problem of classification of the country has been in recent years. In 2019, 19-year-old young rapper Lil Nass X is aiming for the title Old Town Road. Musically and even in the clip, there are a lot of references to the country.
Classification Billboard, It sets the criteria (which brings record sales, radio appearances, etc.), the song leads in the R&P category and ranks 19th in the country category. Before finally taking it out of the country rankings …
Immediate Controversy: Is Lil Nas X Due to Skin Color? Magazine advertisement board It does nothing, and it answers the question of musicality. The main element in defining folk music is the voice …
There is always the problem of classifying folk music. In the post-war years it was known as “Folk” in trade and “Hillbilly” (“Pekvenat”) in industry. In 1944 advertisement board Change the word “hillbilly” to “folk songs and blues”, then “country”.
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