FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Neotraditional country
Country
Stylistic origins: Appalachian folk music, blues, spirituals and Anglo-Celtic music
Cultural origins: early 20th century Appalachia, esp. Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky
Typical instruments: Guitar - Steel guitar - Dobro - Harmonica - Bass - Fiddle - Drums - Mandolin - Banjo
Mainstream popularity: Much, worldwide, especially the Nashville Sound
Derivative forms: Bluegrass
Subgenres
Bakersfield Sound - Bluegrass - Close harmony - Country folk - Honky tonk - Jug band - Lubbock Sound - Nashville Sound - Neotraditional country - Outlaw country - Red Dirt - Texas Country
Fusion genres
Alternative country - Country rock - Psychobilly - Deathcountry - Rockabilly - Country-rap - Country pop
Regional scenes
Australia
Other topics
Musicians - List of years in country music

Neotraditional country, also known as "new traditional" country, is a country music style that rejects most elements of modern Top 40 country music. Neotraditional country emphasizes the instrumental background, and often even the dress and fashions, of country music of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. Some neotraditional artists are sometimes associated with the alternative country movement. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... West Virginia fiddler Edden Hammons, accompanied by his son James on the banjo Old-time music is a form of North American folk music, with roots in the folk musics of many countries, including England, Scotland and Ireland, as well as the continent of Africa. ... Blues music redirects here. ... == Historical background on spiritual music Spirituals were often expressions of religious faith, although they may also have served as socio-political protests veiled as assimilation to white, American culture. ... The Music of England has a long history. ... Celtic music is a term utilized by artists, record companies, music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Northern Europe. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... It has been suggested that Poverty in Appalachia be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A Dobro style resonator guitar Steel guitar, strictly speaking, refers to a method of playing using a metal slide (or steel) on a guitar played horizontally, with the strings uppermost. ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... The Nashville Sound (often known as Countrypolitan) arose during the late 1950s as a sub-genre of American country music, replacing the chart dominance of the Honky Tonk sound which was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... This is a list of music genres derived from and related to country music Alternative country Appalachian Americana Bakersfield sound Bluegrass New traditional bluegrass Old-time bluegrass/Appalachian bluegrass Progressive bluegrass Cajun Close harmony Country gospel Country pop/Cosmopolitan country Cowpunk Country rock/Cosmic American music Country soul Deathcountry Folk... 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 a form of American roots music. ... Close harmony is an arrangement of the notes of chords within a narrow range, typically one octave. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of traditional and home-made instruments. ... Lubbock sound is a genre of American music that began with the popularity of Lubbock, Texas native Buddy Holly. ... The Nashville Sound (often known as Countrypolitan) arose during the late 1950s as a sub-genre of American country music, replacing the chart dominance of the Honky Tonk sound which was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ... 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... Red Dirt is a genre of music based in and around Stillwater, Oklahoma (the college town where Oklahoma State University is located). ... // A Texas Country Guitar. ... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... Country-rap is the fusion of country music with hip hop music. ... 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. ... This is an alphabetical list of country music performers. ... This page indexes the individual year in country music pages. ... 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. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ...

Contents

History

Neotraditional country was born as a reaction to the perceived blandness of mainstream country music. New (or "neo-") traditionalism looked to the elders of country music like Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams and Kitty Wells for inspiration, and was a precursor to the more general categorization known as New country. Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... Kitty Wells (born Ellen Muriel Deason on August 30, 1919) is an American Country Music Singer. ...


In the mid-1980s Ricky Skaggs, a picking prodigy who took his inspiration from Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley (Skaggs was a Clinch Mountain Boy as a teen), began making music that he believed brought country back to its roots. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ...


The old was not only new again, it seemed to be widely welcomed. Skaggs was not alone, however. Artists like Randy Travis, George Strait and The Judds used vintage musical stylings, covers of classic country material, and carefully crafted vocal delivery to help bring New Traditionalism to the vanguard of country music for a time. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... The Judds are an American mother/daughter country music duo of Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna. ... 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. ...


In 2000, George Strait and Alan Jackson recorded a song titled "Murder on Music Row" which spoke directly to the rift between neotraditionalists and new country artists. Among the lyrics are brazen barbs at the Nashville establishment such as "Someone killed tradition and for that someone should hang." George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... 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. ...


Neotraditionalism vs. alternative country

Though the terms are assumed by many to be synonymous, Alternative Country is not the same as Neotraditional country. Alternative country artists reject mainstream country music completely and generally have a more rough sound. On the other hand, many Neotraditional Country artists are considered "mainstream" musicians (George Strait, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis...) that merely adhere to a more "traditional" country sound. Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Furthermore, many Alternative Country artists are even heavily influenced by punk and rock music, something that is usually rejected by neotraditionalist country music, which is rather influenced by folk and bluegrass music. Alternative country artists usually have more of a rock and roll sensibility (if not in sound, at least in their approach to their music), and frequently collaborate with artists and producers in other genres. Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Folk song redirects here. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ...


Artists considered mainstream neotraditional country performers

John Anderson (born December 13, 1954) is a country singer and musician. ... Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Moe Bandy (born in 1944 in Meridan, Mississippi) is a country music singer, currently performing primarily in Branson, Missouri at the Moe Bandy Theater. ... Clint Blacks Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American neotraditional country music singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actor. ... Suzy Bogguss (born December 30, 1956) is an American country music singer and one of the most acclaimed female country singers of the 1980s and 90s. ... Catherine Britt (born 31st December 1984, the youngest child with 3 older brothers) is a Country music artist from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... Mark Chesnutt Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Vern Gosdin (born August 5, 1934) is an American country music singer. ... Gary Helms (born March 4, 1965) is an American kickboxer from Houston, Texas, who was given the nickname Hitman because of his pin-point accuracy, speed, and mobster style hat or cowboy hat he would wear into the ring. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005) was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... Craig Morgan (born July 17, 1965) is an American country music singer. ... Ray Scott is an American country music singer. ... Daryle Singletary (born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia) is a country music singer. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Blake Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music singer. ... Doug Supernaw is a country music singer from Texas. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Josh Otis Turner (born November 20, 1977 in Hannah, South Carolina) is an American country music singer. ... Ricky Van Shelton (born January 12, 1952 in Danville, Virginia) is a country singer best known for his songs Life Turned Her That Way, Ill Leave This World Loving You, and Ive Cried my Last Tear for You. ... B.B. (Bad Boy) Watson is an American country music singer. ... Jackie Keith Whitley (b. ... Trent Willmon (born March 6, 1973 in Amarillo, Texas) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chris Young is a singer and songwriter, specializing in traditional country music music. ...

Artists considered alternative neotraditional country performers


  Results from FactBites:
 
7MetaSearch.com - [Alternative Country Music] (481 words)
Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music.
In the 1990s however, "alternative country" came to refer to a disparate group of musicians and...
On the one hand country music is simple and homespun, defined by twangy vocals, mournful guitars and...
Classic Country-Traditional, Old-Time Country Music (130 words)
Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues.
With leadsheet notation (includes melody line and chords), chord names, guitar chord diagrams, strum and pick patterns and lyrics.
The 2000s - Country Decade Series Songbook for voice, piano and guitar (chords only).
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m