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A genre of music that used to be good until it all started sounding the same. After Garth Brooks came into the fold, there were really obcessed country fans and the selling out in country became more common. Nowadays country music is full of acts trying to sound a lot like each other and many artists do not have their individuality, but many did not have that from the start of the genre. Once Waylon Jennings demanded that he would play his own songs like it or not, individual began to increase in the genre. The creativity of the country singer or band is denied when they are not allowed to be creative. Ever since maybe ten years ago or even earlier many acts have been copying each other. Individuality has been more seen in some Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Bocephus, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and in the songs of a few other country acts. However Rock, Alternative, Punk, and Metal, and Metalcore ( the one with probably the most freedom of expression and by far the most lyrically deep the majority of the time are the best). However the legacy of country music is being ruined by an attempt to commercialize like pop artists is hurting the genre of country music when they try to be all hip hop and sing about a woman's booty or follow the same formula of every other band in country or rock music. These rock bands they seek to sometimes emulate are southern rock bands, Nickelback, 3 Dooors Down, and Hinder. Honestly, country music is so far on the decline that it has to the potential to turn worse than the pop/dance and techno genres.
Nashville is selling out because country music all of a sudden became about women's butt and copying anyone in the genre who has been getting hit singles.
by Jon K of the Peach State March 21, 2009
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A great form of music that originated in the rural south. I am one of the few who likes both modern country(Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Gretchen Wilson, etc.) and traditional country (Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, George Jones, The Carter family, etc.). Country is great because it can be about anything such as love, drinking, having fun, driving, history, sports, politics, lifestyle and even the internet(the song "Online", by Brad Paisley).
Country is not just depressed emos whining about their "problems" they pretend to have or a buch of "gangstaz" tellin us how they busted a cap in a cops ass. Country requires actual musical talent.
country music is so great that it has been fused with many other genres, even hip hop (Cowboy Troy)
by 3earnhardtforever3 August 15, 2007
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A style of music which involves a guitar and drums and has someone who sings to the beat of softer music.
Clint Black
Alan Jackson
by David April 23, 2004
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Music that most people think ruins your ears, lowers IQ, and is just horrible.Now i like country music, and i'm a great student, have perfect hearing, and i love it.Everyone, you can have your opinion on it.But please, don't go all,

Country music sux, it just freakin' noise!!!!!!
Only rednecks and hicks listen to this frickin' crap!!

You really don't have to be rude about something that alot of people like!
Most think country music is for hicks and rednecks, but it has alot of great meaning!For example:

Through the wind and the rain she stands hard as a stone in a world that she can't rise above. But her dreams give her wings and she flies to a place where she's loved! Concrete angel...
by happens! November 03, 2010
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Country Music is American Popular Folk music- originating from the upland hills of the South- i.e. Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina- that relies strongly on harmonics, melodies and lyrics for story telling. The Carter Family from Virginia was the first commerical Country Music recording group.

Commercial Country Music has many Pop music elements- as well as Pop music has Country elements- both genres influenced each other. Modern Country and Western originted as we know it by the likes of Hank Williams, Sr. There are many styles and stylists of Country Music- including Country-Pop, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Jazzy Country, New Wave Country, Country-Soul, and Country-Blues. Country Music is essentially song driven- which is why to some non fans describe the songs being too similar. Country Music is actually a very eclectic and broad genre which encompasses folk, rock, and other styles as well. Country Music can be traced back to Celtic music traditions, and has evolved over a period of time . Country Music ranges from a very twangy sound, to a very smooth sound- with much of it in between. Most themes in Country are rural, but it has expanded with mostly songs that simply tell stories- urban or rural. A majority of Country songs have repetition in them and rely heavily on a strong chorus and hooks.

Ironically as traditional as Country Music can be- it has had much innovation and creative influence over the years, and some of the best singers and songwriters of any genre of Popular Music.
When you listen to Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams, Sr, you are listening to the roots of Modern Country Music.
by countryfan April 02, 2009
21 15
a type of music where you lose everything you own and takes no talent whatsoever to write lyrics for. Type of music listened to by people who have nothin better in life to do than complain about everything.
i heard some country music the other day, and i would rather have my face kicked in.
by colonel-s February 23, 2009
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Type of noise (you can't even call it music) that features the most mundane lyrics imaginable, "singers" that sound exactly alike, and the ever-present, excruciating fiddle. The only people that listen to this noise are white, racist republicans.
Country music is Bush reelectin' music.
by the mutant September 30, 2005
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