Country music is a genre of American popular music that began in the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from southeastern 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.
- Country music is three chords and the truth
- American country music ... was and is, something like the soul music of white people.
- Elvis changed the country music scene quite a bit; he almost put country music out of business.
- Richard A. Peterson (1999-12-15). Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity. University of Chicago Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-226-66285-5.
- Richard J. Ripani (2006-08-01). The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-57806-861-6.
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- Country music - Definition. Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
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