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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music

Country music is a genre of United States popular music that originated in the southern United ..... In the mid-1940s, the Grand Ole Opry did not want the Playboys' drummer to appear on stage. ... Red Foley, the biggest country star following World War II, had one of the first million-selling gospel hits ("Peace in the Valley") ...

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Where was country music born? If you said Nashville, you'd be wrong. The right answer is Bristol, Tennessee. Bristol is on the Tennessee and Virginia border, ...

www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/music-country.htm

Jimmie Rodgers, another of country music's earliest stars, was recorded at the ... Elvis had several rockabilly hits early in his career, as did Carl Perkins, Roy ...

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Jimmie Rodgers, the "Father of Country Music," didn't think he was the father of anything but three daughters. ... How did "western" get linked to "country"? ... far gone to keep up the clean-cut facade required by even the biggest star of the Opry.

articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-09-16/features/9809190003_1_deford-bailey-roots-of-country-music-african-americans

Sep 16, 1998 ... In the insular world of country music, Bailey, the first African-American to star in the Grand Ole Opry, is accepted as the man who inspired its ...

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Tennessee. Local Legacies Project Celebrating Community Roots: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Birthplace of Country Music - The Bristol ...

www.scaruffi.com/history/country.html

Clyde "Red" Foley was the star of Chicago, popularizing country music in the big ... San Diego's pianist Merrill Moore did the same after World War II, achieving a ...

www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2016/12/28/507125872/this-thing-called-country-music-tradition-and-crossover-in-2016

Dec 28, 2016 ... That's because country music is simultaneously a genre defined by its ... elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, did a round of interviews about .... of the format who wouldn't normally listen to country start paying attention, ...

ew.com/article/2013/10/01/country-music-identity-crisis

Oct 1, 2013 ... The country music genre has gone through… ... Stars like Brown, Alan Jackson, Kacey Musgraves, and Gary Allan have begun publicly .... The song wasn't a hit ( thank goodness), but it did give traditionalists sufficient ...

www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/noah-berlatsky-on-hidden-in-the-mix-country-music/Content?oid=9990104

Jun 13, 2013 ... Hidden in the Mix: The African-American Presence in Country Music ... The identity they did create was based in part on class and in part on ...