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Country also called country and western is a genre of popular music that takes its roots from genres such as blues and old-time music , and various types of American folk music including Appalachian , Cajun , and the cowboy Western music styles of Red Dirt , New Mexico , Texas country , and Tejano. Its popularized roots originate in the Southern United States of the early s. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyrics, and harmonies mostly accompanied by string instruments such as banjos , electric and acoustic guitars , steel guitars such as pedal steels and dobros , and fiddles as well as harmonicas. According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music ; it came to encompass Western music , which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the midth century. In in the United States, country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are found in the folk music of working class Americans and blue-collar American life. It has been inspired by American popular music , and American folk music which had its roots in Celtic music , traditional English ballads, cowboy songs, corridos , African-American music , French folk music , and other folk musical traditions.
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Explore the history of country music from its deep roots in ballads, hymns and blues, to its mainstream popularity. What's next for director Ken Burns? Country Music is coming Fall Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. The eight-part hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.
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