Can Country Music Be Kool?

Country (also called country and western) is a genre of popular music that takes its roots from genres such as blues and old-time music, and various types of American folk music including Appalachian, Cajun, and the cowboy Western music styles of Red Dirt, New Mexico, Texas country, and Tejano. Its popularized roots originate in the Southern United States of the early 1920s.

Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyrics, and harmonies mostly accompanied by string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros), and fiddles as well as harmonicas.[1][2][3] Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[4]

So what SDJP learned from this genre is that there are hundreds of sub-genres (Alternative country, Americana, Cowpunk/Country-punk, Gothic country, Roots rock, Australian country, music, Bush band, Bakersfield sound, Old-time, bluegrass/Appalachian bluegrass, Traditional bluegrass/Neo-Traditional bluegrass, Progressive bluegrass/Nu-grass, Bluegrass gospel, Country folk, Country pop/Cosmopolitan country, Country rap, Country rock, Cowboy pop, Cowboy/Western music) to country music and although we may have entered into our battle with maybe a stereotypical viewpoint. Really we could have went anywhere ComicMarvel quite rightly stated that there are songs out there that could have been chosen for the battle that are not classed or fitting in the country genre category but have a country feel to the song. There are massive influences in songs such as Avichi – Wake Me Up or Avicii - Hey Brother how about a lil’ Hip Hop and head over to Mr Bubba Sparxx - Country Folks ft. Colt Ford & Danny Boone or the famous tune Ugly he did.

The moral of the story is there is a plethora of country influenced songs out there so we must always look outside of the box when we are in discussion about our next theme.

So folks its out there now Double K has been officially schooled in country music!

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