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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music

Country music is a musical genre that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s. ..... 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") and ...

www.americaslibrary.gov/es/tn/es_tn_bristol_1.html

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 ...

www.britannica.com/art/country-music

country music: style of 20th-century American popular music that originated among ... film stars, of whom Gene Autry was the best known, took country music and .... created for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897 but did not become.

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 ...

press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/662845.html

by Richard A. Peterson, author of Creating Country Music. Atlanta ... How did " western" get linked to "country"? ... from the Grand Ole Opry cast for being too far gone to keep up the clean-cut facade required by even the biggest star of the Opry.

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.npr.org/sections/therecord/2013/08/23/213852227/race-and-country-music-then-and-now

Aug 23, 2013 ... A new book provides evidence of racial mixing in country music as far ... the African American harmonica player who was a long time star of the ...

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 ...