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Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States in the 1920s.It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles, and harmonicas.
The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute in the United States
Country singers have been inspiring us for almost a century now and it seems that they are getting better and better at releasing great country songs. Therefore, we have the top country songs of 2011, which have definitely landed on our playlists. Country music fans that want to listen to quality music should take a listen at the songs that we have talked about earlier.
Welke zijn de beste country songs aller tijden? Van het afgelopen jaar of twee? Op de billboard charts op dit moment? Als er een ding zeker is, country produceerde een aantal fantastische hits door de jaren heen. Er is iets met country-muziek dat mensen raakt , of zijn de teksten over opgroeien in een kleine stad, of gewoon gezinsvriendelijke vrolijke muziek.
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