Why Country Music Is So Popular
These days country music is as popular as ever. People have been drawn to it ever since the 1930s when singers such as Roy Rogers, Eddy Arnold and Gene Autry started making hit records. This kind of music was popular in the 1970s with George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, and Tammy Wynette singing about broken hearts and cheating spouses. The 1980s and 1990s brought in a more upbeat brand of this genre. In fact, at that period of time it was almost more like rock than country; the lyrics emphasized fun. The trends started in the 1980s in country music continue to this day.
Why are people so attracted to country music? I have heard a few reasons over the years. One reason is that the lyrics in country songs are about real life. They deal with the topics of lost love, true love, family, and having fun. Who wouldn’t relate to these? With pressures of school, family, and work, most people are looking for a release. Country music seems to encourage us to let our hair down, forget all about our problems and have a good time even if it’s just for a few moments.
Other people say that country music singers are more approachable than singers in other musical genres. This is true when you consider the annual Fan Fair event held in June in Nashville every year. For the price of an event ticket, fans can stand in line for hours and wait to meet their favorite country singer or band. Concerts are held all week long. Individual artists and groups hold private events for fans that are willing to pay extra money.
All in all, with…