COUNTRY MUSIC Country music which originates from the southern of American and Appalachian Mountains(阿帕拉契山区) is one of the recent popular music. It dates back to 1920 combining traditional Fo
lk Music, Celtic Music( 凯 尔 特 音 乐 ), Gospel music（福音音乐）, Ancient music. In 1925, a broadcast station is established in Nashville Tennessee（美国田纳西州纳什维尔）. They started a column called ‘Past Opera（往昔的歌剧）’. They invited an 81-year-old folksy singer named Jamie Thompson. For the excellent performances given by him, this column is popular with a great many audiences. Since then people called this type of music country music. In American, Country music plays an important role in workers’life.Workers compose and sing country music to relax themselves and gain confidence towards hardship. So it is also called’ Blue-collar music Country music‘s construction is very simple. The tune sounds smooth and beautiful. Besides expressing the scene of farm work, Country music reflects people’s disgust with lonely vagabond age（流浪生活）. It makes people dream of the warm peaceful home. Country music is divided into 13 schools. Early Country
（早期乡村乐） is the old type of country music. During this time, the most famous group is The Carter Family. No one can deny the contribution they make to the development of country music. Their representative work is Will the Circle Be Unbroken. It was the first time Maybelle Carter shows its most fascination guitar style to people. The most famous type is Cowboy Music. Almost anyone knows it. Chinese people know it through American movies which express cowboy’s free happy life and the beauty of the southern of American. The Sons of the Pioneers is an American cowboy singing group founded in 1933.They composed so many good songs. For example, Heavy the Workhorse Movement gives us a feeling of wild naughty boys. Finally, let me list many famous country music singers. They are John Denver (约翰· 丹佛),Kenny Rogers(肯尼· 罗杰斯), Josh Turner(乔什· 特纳) ,Shania Twain(仙妮亚· 唐恩)etc.
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