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American Country

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Country music rose out of the folk songs that immigrants brought to the United States. The music spread from the American South to the rest of the country, capturing the hopes and the struggles of everyday people. In the twenty-first century, fans enjoy all sorts of wild, upbeat, and moving styles of country music.

Find out what inspired country's most memorable songs. Discover the stories of outlaw musicians and Nashville legends. And learn more about superstars such as Hank ...

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Overview

Country music rose out of the folk songs that immigrants brought to the United States. The music spread from the American South to the rest of the country, capturing the hopes and the struggles of everyday people. In the twenty-first century, fans enjoy all sorts of wild, upbeat, and moving styles of country music.

Find out what inspired country's most memorable songs. Discover the stories of outlaw musicians and Nashville legends. And learn more about superstars such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Taylor Swift.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Trace its roots back far enough and you find English folk songs hidden there, but the evolution of those folk songs into country created a uniquely American music style. The changes that country music has gone through reflect the changes in society in the United States throughout the 20th century. While brief in nature, the text has surprising depth and presents basic information about singers who made major impacts in changing country music. Filled with images from the 1920s to the present, Sachs provides a more than adequate introduction to the history of country music. Brief biographies are interspersed with history that impacted the transition of country music. Each chapter ends with a Must Download Playlist highlighting the songs and artists that most impacted the music scene covered by the chapter topic. A timeline at the end of the text highlights significant moments in country music's evolution; mini-biographies and a list of must-have albums and songs for any country music fan are also included. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761345022
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: American Music Milestones Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: IG980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Country Starts Here 5

2 All Hank Breaks Loose 13

3 Nashville to Bakersfield 21

4 Outlaws 33

5 Crossing Over and Crossing Back 43

Glossary 56

Timeline 57

Mini Bios 58

Country Must-Haves 59

Major Awards 60

Source Notes 61

Selected Bibliography 61

Further Reading, Websites, and Films 62

Index 63

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