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					Country Music

Country music is one genre that appeals to all age groups. This form of
music has certainly changed over the years but continues to be very
popular. There are stories in country music that people can apply to
their own lives. The image of a country music star is a cowboy or cowgirl
wearing boots, jeans, a button up shirt, and a hat. The music seems to
have gotten a faster sound with the newer artists but many of the
elements of country music are still there.

The early days of country music go back to honky tonk bars in Nashville
and into Texas. These are small bars where people go to listen to music
and to dance. Many country music artists now will tell you they have been
influenced by the talents of early artists. Many of them have long
histories that span decades.

Some of the country music artists that have been out there are considered
to have laid a solid foundation for country music. The most popular lady
in country music has always been Patsy Cline. She died in a plane crash
decades ago but her legacy lives on. Her good friend Loretta Lynn has
graced country music with many hits as well.

There are well known men in the area of country music including Johnny
Cash, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr., and Conway Twitty. Their songs
continue to be among the top selling country music hits of all times.
Some newer artists have tried to remake these earlier hits but nothing
can compare to the quality of the original artists.

Country music is very appealing when it comes to dancing. There are
certain dances such as the two step that are quite popular. There are
also faster dances to that include spins, twists, and even turns. Line
dancing has become very popular and attached to certain types of country
music as well.

Nashville, Tennessee is the heart of country music. The is   where many of
the top artists come to write and record their music. Many   of them live
there as well and can be seen around the area from time to   time. The most
prestigious place for country music to be played is at the   Grand Ole Opry
in Tennessee.