en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional or "folk" music. ... Through the mixture of musical genres, new popular music forms are created ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music

Country music, also known as country and western (or simply country), and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music ( especially Appalachian folk .... During the early 1980s country artists continued to see their records perform ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_journalism

Music journalism (or "music criticism") is media criticism and reporting about music topics, ... Music journalism today includes reviews of songs, albums and live concerts, profiles of recording ... Modern art music journalism is often informed by music theory consideration of the many ..... National Arts Journalism Program.

www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country-lists/10-new-country-artists-you-need-to-know-january-2018-253703

Jan 19, 2018 ... “Blues and folk music was the only music gentle enough to comfort me,” she says , and both styles, along with country, inform her third album ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_rock

Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground ... The first national chart based on distribution called the Indie Chart was .... Although American alternative artists of the 1980s never generated ..... as Oasis's third album, Be Here Now (1997), received lackluster reviews and Blur ...

pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/?genre=folk

Daily reviews of every important album in music. ... Starter Home. Folk/Country · by: Amanda ... Folk/Country ... Album art for "This Is My Dinner" ... Folk/Country.

www.npr.org/sections/music-reviews

Music reviews of new albums in pop, rock, folk, jazz, blues, classical, world, and ... Memphis artist offers a uniquely modern take on the Stax and Sun-style soul ...

www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/03/20/594037569/how-the-sound-of-country-music-changed

Mar 20, 2018 ... Evolution follows a familiar pattern in plenty of popular music genres. .... His vocal style shared little with the boxier rapping other country artists ...

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

June 13, 2013 Arts & Culture | Book Review ... Country has drawn on African- American styles like banjo and blues; ... a welcome coup for the genre. Country music has been denigrated as racist; the black presence seems to refute that charge.