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Country Pop is a subgenre of country music that first emerged in the 1970s, with roots in both the countrypolitan sound and in soft rock. Although the term first referred to country songs and artists that crossed over to top 40 radio, country pop acts are now more likely to cross over to Adult Contemporary. A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... In music, crossover is a term used to describe material borrowed from a different style or genre and whose popularity crosses the considered boundaries of styles or genres. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


History

Country pop music gained its first success in the early 60s with a new widespread creation by producers Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins called the Nashville Sound. This was to have Country singers gain more success in Pop music and help sell more records. The first male artists to come out of this new genre was Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold, who both grew to have widespread acceptance in Country and Pop music. The first female country singer to come out of this new genre was Patsy Cline in the early 60s. She created a whole new breed of female Country artists to come like Crystal Gayle and Shania Twain. Patsy Cline too gained widespread acceptance from Country and Pop audiences alike, however, the Nashville Sound didn't last for long. The cover of Bradleys biggest single as a performer, Big Guitar. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ... Jim Reeves is also the name of a competitive eater. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was a Country Music/Pop Music singer, who enjoyed Pop Music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ... Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is a country music and pop music singer. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a very successful Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ...


Country pop found its first widespread acceptance during the 1970s, when popular music acts – including John Denver and Olivia Newton-John – began having hit songs simultaneously on country and Top 40 radio. A group of artists, troubled by this recent trend, formed the Association of Country Entertainers in 1974. The debate raged into 1975, and reached its apex at that year's Country Music Association awards when reigning Entertainer of the Year Charlie Rich (who himself had a series of crossover hits) presented the award to his successor; instead of reading the name of the winner ("My good friend John Denver!"), set fire to the envelope with a cigarette lighter. Some considered it a statement against the Music Row-controlled Nashville Sound, while others rejected his actions. John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian singer and actress. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... Music Row is an area just to the southwest of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee that is home to hundreds of businesses related to the country music, gospel music, and Christian music industries. ...


Country pop reached an early peak immediately following the movie Urban Cowboy in the early 1980s. For the next several years, country radio was dominated by neotradtionalist artists, although some country pop artists continued to have hits. Country pop enjoyed a resurgence beginning in the mid-1990s, primarily because of Garth Brooks and Shania Twain, among others. In the last few years, country singer LeAnn Rimes has proved her ability to sing pop country songs such as the record setting "How Do I Live", which spent 69 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any other song in history, and her massive hit "Can't Fight the Moonlight." Urban Cowboy is a 1980 film movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas cowboy character Bud Davis and Wingers cowgirl character Sissy. ... Neotraditional country, also known as new traditional country, is a country music style that rejects most elements of modern Top 40 country music. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Puyallup, Washington) is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a very successful Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is one of the most popular American country music singers. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Among the more famous country pop artists are Alabama, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, John Denver, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Big and Rich, Trace Adkins, Ronnie Milsap, Rascal Flatts, Eddie Rabbitt, Kenny Rogers, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, and Glen Campbell. Alabama is a Grammy Award-winning country music band that originated in Fort Payne, Alabama. ... Martina McBride (born Martina Mariea Schiff, July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas) is an American Grammy nominated country music singer. ... Reba Nell McEntire (b. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Puyallup, Washington) is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one hits on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968, in Knoxville, Tennessee), raised in Luttrell, Tennessee is an American country music singer. ... Big & Rich are an American country music duo comprising Big Kenny and John Rich. ... Trace Adkins Tracy Darrell Trace Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country music singer from Sarepta, Louisiana. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a Country Music singer, who enjoyed much Pop success in his career, helping develop the crossover influenced sound in Country music during the 1970s and 80s. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is a Grammy nominated American country music singer who won the title of the fourth season of American Idol. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a very successful Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ...


In recent years some pop acts have also crossed over to country music. Since 2003, Sheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys, MercyMe and Kid Rock have all charted singles on the Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart. Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Uncle Kracker, John Mellencamp, and Bret Michaels have also hit this chart in collaboration with established country artists. Whether this also counts as country pop is still being debated. See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 other events of 2003 list of years in music 2000s in music // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands... This entire article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Mercy Me is also the title of a song by Alkaline Trio from the album Crimson. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer, and rock musician most notable for his self-titled rap/hard rock/country band. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Uncle Kracker (born Matthew Shafer 9 November 1974 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American rock and roll musician. ... John Mellencamp during a September 2000 free outdoor concert at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. John Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana) is an American rock/roots rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, known for a long and successful recording and performing career highlighted by a series of 1980s... Bret Michaels Bret Michael Sychak, also known as Bret Michaels (born March 15, 1963 in Butler, Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison. ...


While supporters of country pop contend the style has brought many new fans to the genre, others – particularly, older country music artists and fans embracing their more traditional styles – have criticized country pop music, especially that produced since the 1990s (when artists such as Brooks, Hill and McGraw rose to fame). The main point of contention is that country music sounds too much like mainstream pop music.


See also

Murder on Music Row is a country duet by Alan Jackson and George Strait, released in 2000 on Straits For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome album. ... The title of a song by Hank Williams III referring to a derogatory name for the mainstream country music establishment of Nashville Tennesee. ...

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By region: American pop - C-pop (Cantopop, Mandopop) - Europop (Austropop, Nederpop) - Indi-pop (Bhangra, Filmi) - J-pop - K-pop country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Alternative country Americana Cosmic American music Close harmony Country gospel Country pop/Cosmopolitan country Country soul New country Urban cowboy Country rock Bluegrass New traditional bluegrass Old-time bluegrass/Appalachian bluegrass Progressive bluegrass Honky-tonk Bakersfield Sound Instrumental country Nashville Sound Outlaw country Truckin songs Western swing Categories: Wikipedia cleanup... The Bakersfield sound was a genre of country music developed in the mid- to late 1950s in and around Bakersfield, California, at bars such as The Blackboard. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in English, Irish and Scottish traditional music. ... Close harmony is an arrangement of the notes of chords within a narrow range, typically one octave. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... Lubbock sound is a genre of American music that began with the popularity of Lubbock, Texas native Buddy Holly. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ... Neotraditional country, also known as new traditional country, is a country music style that rejects most elements of modern Top 40 country music. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus... Australian country music is a vibrant part of the music of Australia. ... Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... Country rock is a musical genre formed from the fusion of rock and roll with country music. ... Psychobilly is a genre of music generally described as a mix between the punk rock of the 1970s and the American rockabilly of the 1950s. ... Deathcountry is a country music genre, best described as traditional country music with a morbid anarchist Punk rock and Psychobilly attitude. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest and most important styles of rock n’ roll music to emerge during the 1950s. ... Country-rap is the fusion of country music with hip hop music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, youth music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of popular music. ... Futurepop is a recently-emerging electronic dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music incorporating influences from synthpop (such as song structure and vocal style) and uplifting trance (grandiose and arpeggiated synthesizer melodies). ... Pop rock is a genre of music that combines elements of both pop and rock. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Pop rap is simply hip hop (rap) music with a very strong pop music influence. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... mainstream pop music Traditional pop music is a genre of music which encompasses music that succeeded big band music and preceded rock and roll as the most popular kind of music in the United States, most of Europe, and some other parts of the world. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... American Pop is a 1981 American animated film directed by Ralph Bakshi. ... C-pop is an abbreviation for Chinese pop. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mandopop (or mandapop) is a colloquial abbreviation for Mandarin pop music. The term refers to C-pop in which the lyrics are in Mandarin Chinese. ... Europop refers to a style of pop music that developed in Europe throughout the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. ... Austropop is a musical movement, which started in Austria somewhere in the middle of the 1970s and lasted until the 90s. ... Nederpop is a Dutch term that was invented during the early 1980s to name the sudden growth of the Dutch language pop music of the Netherlands. ... It has been suggested that Indipop be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... J-pop (or Jpop) is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... K-pop is an abbreviation for Korean popular music, specifically from South Korea (as there is practically no popular music industry in North Korea). ...

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Country pop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (642 words)
Country Pop is a subgenre of country music that first emerged in the 1970s, with roots in both the countrypolitan sound and in soft rock.
Country pop music gained its first success in the early 60s with a new widespread creation by producers Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins called the Nashville Sound.
Country pop enjoyed a resurgence beginning in the mid-1990s, primarily because of Garth Brooks and Shania Twain, among others.
Country Music - MSN Encarta (1143 words)
Country harmony relies for the most part on a simple selection of repeated chords—usually three, although additional chords or as few as two may be used.
The country genre began in the 1920s with string bands, which usually consisted of various combinations of guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and string bass, also known as a double bass.
The piano can be found on country records as early as 1925, but it did not become a lead instrument until the late 1940s, with the boogie-woogie recordings of singer and songwriter Aubrey “Moon” Mullican.
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