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Country & Western Music


These two styles, southeastern music (country music), and southwestern (western music), combined because of the rapid and widespread distribution of phonograph recordings throughout the country in the 1920s. The styles were further brought together when musicians from the southeast met and played with musicians from the southwest while serving in World War II.

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Country & Western music is directly descended from the folk songs, ballads, and popular songs of the English, Scottish, and Irish settlers of southeastern U.S. Other influences include blues and Gospel music.

Well-known performers include The Carter Family, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson.


Last Updated: 2016-05-22 15:23:55