Country music executives seem intent on crafting a homogenous genre for the masses.
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For 50 years, country music executives in Nashville have tried to dilute the genre's rich, diverse history.
In ‘The Last Time,’ the band’s country, gospel and blues influences would be put on display.
The band's first US hit wasn't 'Satisfaction.' Released in March 1965, 'The Last Time' possessed stylistic flairs that would predict the band's future success.
Through his music, Lead Belly rejected the stereotype that country music was the domain of white artists, while blues music was reserved for blacks.
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Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection depicts the fully-formed artist – a blues musician, yes, but also a performer of string-band, country and pop songs.
Country music’s soaring popularity in the Northeast isn’t so much a novelty as it is a rebirth.
This past June, radio conglomerate Clear Channel (now known as iHeartRadio) announced it was converting Boston’s 101.7 FM to a country station. The story they told the Boston Globe was a familiar one…
It may have raised eyebrows for some, but it is entirely appropriate for Taylor Swift to be writing an article for the Wall Street Journal. Over the past few years she has appeared regularly in the Forbes…