Do you think country music is one of the music genres that never changes?
It seems like you could listen to a country music song from any decade and not really be able to tell the difference from that song and the ones from any other decade (not including the majority of country music today.)
- 2 weeks ago
Country music is an interesting genre, and to me, there are two eras of country music.
The first of which was very long and lasted from its existence up until the 80s. Country was really folk-style music, from "This Land is Your Land" to "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton.
By the 90s, Garth Brooks changed the country genre as we know it and became a huge star. He mixed the genre with rock and changed the genre all together. These days, if a star made a country song similar to that of Willie Nelson or Johnny Horton or a country star from the first generation, it would bomb. It would not do as well as a song by Garth Brooks or Tim McGraw or Carrie Underwood.
However, I think we are starting to see a transition from country being similar to rock to one where it embraces several different subgenres, especially country pop music, where country music has electronic pop influences.
- pianomanLv 71 month ago
There may be some subtle changes in each genre, but each should maintain it's basic characteristics in order to distinguish one from the other.
- KathyLv 71 month ago
It changes to some degree.
- Michael ELv 71 month ago
Carter Family (The Storms Are On The Ocean)
I don't think its accurate that "country music never changes" (I didn't even get to what Bill Monroe or Woody Guthrie did with the country music that they got.)
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- Julie SLv 61 month ago
For the most part, today's country is nothing like my daddy's country. Which is fine with me, since I'm a rock chick. Some country songs really rock:
(Start about 0:29.)
And some have a cute 80s vibe:
- Anonymous2 months ago
No, and if you say that, then you haven't listened to country music from different decades. For the most contrast, how about you stick in some Patsy Cline or Loretta Lynn and tell me that sounds anything like what you hear today.