Country Music


(Basic info)

The city of country music is Nashville in Tennessee , country music is a mix of popular music from the south in USA. The country music has developed among the white ones in USA and has strong roots from traditional music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and hokum and developed fast in the 20th century. The music expression has been changed. In the 40th century the expression vas changed from “hillbilly music” to country music because it was degrade. Ironical “hillbilly music” was a popular expression in the 70th century. The country music has scatter to many lands outside USA, special in Europe.



(History)

Imigrants
to the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North America bring the music and instruments of the old world with nearly 300 years. The most common instruments is, the Irish fiddle, the German derived dulcimer, the Italian mandolin, the Spanish guitar, and the West African banjo. The early country music is often referred as old-time music.

In the 19th century, some immigrant groups from Europe, the most of them
were from Ireland, Germany, Spain and Italy moved to Texas. The groups
were interacted with Spanish, Mexican, Native American, and U.S. communities that already were established in Texas. The result of this cohabitation and extended contact, was that Texas has developed unique cultural traits that are rooted in the culture of all of this founding communities




Billy Ray Cyrus
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Billy Ray was born William Ray Cyrus, in august 25, 1961 and in Flatwoods, Kentucky He is an American country music singer, songwriter and actor. His best known song is "Achy Breaky Heart". I recommend the album Back To Tennessee, its good music. He has scored eighth top-ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country songs chart. He is playing guitar and piano.
His Fathers name is Ron Cyrus he was a politician and his mothers name is Ruth Ann Casto. He is lefty, it means that he play the guitar wit his left hand. Bluegrass and gospel music was important in his family. When he went to college he played baseball, then after a while he turned his focus on music.

His official page is: http://www.billyraycyrus.com/main




Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Ray_Cyrus
Image links:
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By Espen Pettersen