Country Music Month is an exciting celebration that millions of country music fans look forward to each year. It originated in the 1920s in the southern United States and quickly gained popularity due to its distinct American flavor, with lyrics that focused on the everyday lives of ordinary people, rather than romance.
Country Music Month has been celebrated unofficially since 1964, and was officially declared by President Richard Nixon in 1970. It was a fusion of various styles, such as folk, church and African American blues, and was performed with instruments like the violin, autoharp and acoustic guitar. It’s origins trace back to violinists from the southern Appalachian region, and in the 1930s, it was popularized by being used as soundtracks for cowboy films such as Urban Cowboy with John Travolta. Today, country music continues to inspire, bring joy, and touch the hearts of many.
- Country music also has its own style of interior design, which is a combination of rural cowboys, ethnic motifs and folklore from different countries.
- It was originally called hillbilly music.
- It has also been a major influence in the creation of rock and roll.
How to take part
Since it is a music-based holiday, it’s important to listen to your favorite artists, share tracks on social media, and talk about the importance of country music. For those who are just starting to explore the genre, it is recommended to listen to and learn about singers from different generations and choose the best songs for yourself. Additionally, watch some country cowboy films, and post about your experience online!
When is Country Music Month in 2023?
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