International Country Music Day is celebrated on September 17th. Immerse yourself in the world of this wonderful genre of music.
The country genre peaked in popularity in the early 2000s. This music originated in the 1920s in the United States. This genre was based on subtypes of blues and folk music. Today it is called Old Country – it has been popular since the 1950s.
At that time, many artists appeared, whose work is still appreciated by modern country fans. These include Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and many others. It was Williams who became a real star in his time. His track ‘Cold Cold Heart’ is still considered one of the best examples of the classic country sound. His music has repeatedly occupied the tops of the music charts. In memory of Hank Williams, his birthday was chosen for the celebration of International Country Music Day.
The new country style has absorbed all the best features from the classic tracks of this genre. Music continues to develop actively, and its popularity only grows every year. Modern fans are well acquainted with artists such as Keith Urban or Dirks Bentley, whose compositions are filled with a whole range of feelings.
- In the 19th century, country was called ‘white people’s blues’.
- A distinctive feature of country music is folklore motifs and the use of various instruments: banjo, mandolins, violins, and more.
How to take part
The best way to celebrate International Country Music Day is to head to the city of Nashville, which is the center of this genre. The largest competitions and events dedicated to country music are held here.
Learn to play any musical instrument: violin, guitar, banjo, or the harmonica. The choice is huge! The best way to listen to country music is to play it.
If you want to stay at home, this is also a good option. Learn Interesting facts from the history of country music, or listen to compositions in this genre from different years. Feel how the music has changed over time.
When is International Country Music Day celebrated in 2023?
International Country Music Day is observed on September 17 each year.