Tuesday, June 23, 2009

COUNTRY MUSIC-AN INTRODUCTION


Hello everyone,I am Nikkhil Verma.I hope many of you know me but in case if I am stranger to you so here I am extending my hands of friendship towards you.First of all just want to thank my brother Pulkit who introduced me to this world of blogging and gave me an honor to post the best of my knowledge about different things here.I firmly believe that if you have knowledge about something you should always share that with your friends.As they say in hindi that "vidhya dhan sarva pradhanam"...so its always share a part of your knowledge with the one you know and even with them whom you dont know..



This is my first post to any blog and I am trying to acknowledge you all with the best of my knowledge about the most beautiful genre of music and that is "COUNTRY MUSIC"

COUNTRY MUSIC:It is said that the birthplace of country music or in simple words the place from where country music was originated is Bristol,Tennessee in 1927.There was an engineer called Ralph Peer who set up a recording studio there as a work for his engineering and later to check how does it works,he asked Jimmie rodgers and carter family to sing some songs ,who later on became the first stars of country music.They were the people who worked in rural areas.There was a mill worker,Fiddlin John Carson who was asked by Peer to sing in his studios.He sang some old familiar tunes.The early country music was recorded by Victor records.later on Peer and Victor records started to find some new artist who can sing in the same style and beingin countryside they named this tyle as "COUNTRY".

At the time of Great Depression rural people were forced to move towards urban areas ,they carried away the country songs and country music with them to urban areas,there also it was new to the urban people and when urban people heard the country people singing some typical tones they also named it "country songs"

"BARN DANCE"was a radio programme started in 1920's that gave popularity to the country music and people started loving this genre of music.Although that time some genres that are so popular these days were not into existense but people were more into classical music of the era.From 1940-1950 Atlanta Radio station gave popularity to country music.

The country music was gaining popularity but it was the time when there was a need of performing country singer,so there it got HANK WILLIAMS,who brought honky-tonk ethos in the mainstream of country music and became the popular star,,during 1960,CHET ATKINS
was on fire as a great country singer followed by ALAN JACKSON in 1980 and then came the neverending flood of country artists who put the country music on the zenith of popularity.
Few country artist who make the world of country music so popular are::

  1. Johnny Cash
  2. Hank Williams
  3. Merle Haggard
  4. Patsy Cline
  5. Jimmie Rodgers
  6. Bill Monroe
  7. Carter Family
  8. Willie Nelson
  9. Waylon Jennings
  10. George Jones
  11. Conway Twitty
  12. Bob Wills
  13. Tammy Wynette
  14. Loretta Lynn
  15. Buck Owens
  16. Kitty Wells
  17. Dolly Parton
  18. Lefty Frizzell
  19. Ray Price
  20. Eddy Arnold
  21. Ernest Tubb
  22. Webb Pierce
  23. Ronnie Milsap
  24. Jim Reeves
  25. Charley Pride
  26. The Stanley Brothers
  27. George Strait
  28. Flatt & Scruggs
  29. Marty Robbins
  30. Garth Brooks
  31. Elvis Presley
  32. Hank Snow
  33. Don Gibson
  34. Hank Williams Jr.
  35. Roger Miller
  36. Johnny Horton
  37. Charlie Rich
  38. Red Foley
  39. Louvin Brothers
  40. Statler Brothers
  41. Roy Acuff
  42. Gene Autry
  43. Hank Thompson
  44. Bobby Bare
  45. Chet Atkins
  46. George Morgan
  47. Porter Wagoner
  48. Tennessee Ernie Ford
  49. Vern Gosdin
  50. Sonny James
  51. Reba McEntire
  52. Tom T. Hall
  53. Roy Rogers
  54. Tanya Tucker
  55. Bill Anderson
  56. The Oak Ridge Boys
  57. Faron Young
  58. Earl Thomas Conley
  59. Alabama
  60. Barbara Mandrell
  61. Gene Watson
  62. Crystal Gayle
  63. Kenny Rogers
  64. Shania Twain
  65. Glen Campbell
  66. Rodney Crowell
  67. Keith Whitley
  68. Dwight Yoakam
  69. Marty Stuart
  70. Patsy Montana
  71. Don Williams
  72. Steve Wariner
  73. The Judds
  74. Jean Shepard
  75. Roy Clark
  76. Emmylou Harris
  77. Mel Tillis
  78. John Conlee
  79. Ricky Skaggs
  80. Dottie West
  81. T.G. Sheppard
  82. Johnny Paycheck
  83. Bellamy Brothers
  84. Randy Travis
  85. Lynn Anderson
  86. Carl Smith
  87. Dave Dudley
  88. John Denver
  89. Vince Gill
  90. Patty Loveless
  91. Alan Jackson
  92. Clint Black
  93. The Dixie Chicks
  94. Brooks & Dunn
  95. Tim McGraw
  96. Toby Keith
  97. Anne Murray
  98. Diamond Rio
  99. Mark Chesnutt
  100. Alison Krauss + Union Station
These artists have contributed their best in making country music so popular,in my next posts i will bring in the information about some of the best country singers..

till then keep smiling. :)









4 comments:

PULKIT June 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

AMAZING POST NIKHIL... dekha! I knew it... we all will gain from it...dekhna!
m sure... soon this place... will gain momentum... official posting will start from tomorrow onwards!
:)
I AM BLESSED TO HAVE A BRO LIKE U YAAR!
awesome knowledge...

and yeah! dont forget to add ur name "nikhil" also seprated by a comma where u have written "country music article" okies! U can add as many labels as possible seprated by comma and they help u to arrange work properly on blog...just like title of books help them to locate from a cupboard :)

hope publishing ur first post was a good experience :)

LOVE U A LOT!

paramveer June 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM  

hey i am also a big fan of country music...

and ur post is amazing nikhil....100 names!!!!...cool work

NIKKHIL VERMA June 24, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

pulkit...
thanxaa zillion pulkit bro,seriously it was my first post where i seriously wrote something that is best of my knowledge.....

param::buddy i m brought up listening to country music....its my soul..

SONG ( keep listening, keep reading... )


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