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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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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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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.thoughtco.com/the-history-of-country-music-934030

Jul 22, 2016 ... The history of country music has witnessed the genre progress from a small ... Great cowboy stars of the era also included Rogers' wife, Dale Evans, ... However , a number of notable artists did emerge during this dark period ...

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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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 ...

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

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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.britannica.com/art/country-music

Sep 29, 2014 ... country music: style of 20th-century American popular music that originated ... During the 1930s a number of “singing cowboy” film stars, of whom Gene .... for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897 but did not become.