Will The Ryman Auditorium Be New Toyota Auditorium sOOn ?
I thought the best way I could describe the origins of Country Music would be to take a direct quote from what I read on the Internet. It reads as follows: Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States, in Bristol, Tennessee 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, and fiddles as well as 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. The origins of country music are the folk music of mostly white, working-class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional ballads, and cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from European immigrant communities. 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. Now with all of that being said isn’t it ironic that the largest distributor of Country Music in Nashville, TN is SONY which is owned by the Japanese?
During World War II while the United States was at war with Japan, Country Music was hated by the Japanese since it depicted American every day life.
Just this week it was announced the new naming rights for Nashville’s largest venue where the Tennessee Titans professional football team plays is now NISSAN STADIUM which is another Japanese corporation. Is the timing right for a new Country Music star to emerge that is Japanese? Time will tell. Sayonara
– The Music City Ghost [File #26] 2015