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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kathleen Hyatt on Saturday September 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ENGL 1101 at University of Georgia taught by Reynolds in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see /class/202632/engl-1101-university-of-georgia in Foreign Language at University of Georgia.

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Date Created: 09/12/15
ENGL 1101 Student Sarah Winchell Instructor Mr Kyle Reynolds The Ever Changing Culture of Country Music Bruce Feiler a native Southerner from Savannah Georgia is adamant about the signi cance of country music in the United States He believes that the culture of country music has changed from its original foundation of quotdrinkin cheatin and truck drivin quot to a more conservative base that concentrates on the values of the powerful middleclass suburbanites Feiler 430 By examining the culture of the stereotyped genre Feiler observes the similarities and discrepancies between it and the general culture of the United States He helps prove that not only has the culture of country music established values to which the American people can relate but that mainstream America has adopted much of the culture that it once found so backward Because of country music39s humble beginnings in the farmland of the South it has seen an unfair amount of criticism by nonlisteners since its creation in the 1890s The style began quotout of an eclectic array of sources including Irish and Scottish string music Mississippi blues and Christian hymnsquot Feiler 424 Through country music blacks and whites united in a rural workingclass bond that helped to push the music into the quot1920s as one format for the newly emerging radio and phonograph marketsquot Marks Before that time the creators of country hid their culture away in quotthe mountains of Appalachia the fields of the South and the deserts of the cowboy Westquot Feiler 422 As a result the popular culture of the United States labeled the country music scene as an unacceptable outcast Feiler quotes Lon Helton country editor of the publication Radio and Records as saying quotYou had to convince people that country music didn t cause cancer People in that younger age group always had a very negative connotation of countryquot 427 When country music hit the radio waves in the 1920s the culture of the genre began to see dramatic changes In the 1930s Gene Autry helped to bring the West to country by quotbecoming the first singing cowboy to win the hearts of the wideopen terrain from atop his loyal horse Championquot Zubiate Then in the 1940s the stereotypical culture of country music developed The blues in uenced the lyrics of classic hillbilly songs by focusing quoton alcohol marital breakups sin and deathquot Marks Although the lyrical focus of the songs remained the same until the 1980s the culture of country still changed as it moved closer to the tastes of the mainstream Feiler describes this change by saying quotThe Nashville Sound blending orchestrated pop with countryfled themes provided a foundation for a new roster of crossover artistsquot 424 While the themes of country lingered for many decades many older fans rebelled against the new sound that catered to the mainstream They tried to revert to the sounds of quotfrddles banjos pedal steel guitars or mandolinsquot that helped to first create the sound of country Marks However the need to appeal to a larger audience overcame these efforts and in the 1990s even the themes of the music began to driftinstead of twotiming and truck driving lyrics began to re ect the moral values of the American majority


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