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Capri Country - Your daily dose of country music

Classic country music and artists

Country music originated in the Southern part of the USA; Atlanta, Georgia in the 1920s. It combined elements from Appalachian folk, Western swing, Anglo-Celtic, blues, bluegrass and gospel music.

Next to the vocals its typical instruments are guitar (normal, bass, electric, resonator, steel and pedal steel), drums, violin (normal and bass), mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, harp, drum machines and electronic keyboard.

Country music can be divided into six generation: first (1920s), second (30s-40s), third (50s-60s), fourth (70s-80s), fifth (90s) and sixth (2000-present).

Grand Ole Opry started as a barn dance radio show in Nashville, Tennessee in 1925. Since then it has developed so much that today it is one of the most famous places of country music and has weekly stage concerts with the biggest stars of the genre.

During the 30s and 40s cowboy songs were popularized by Hollywood Western films.

The 50s and 60s were the era of bluegrass, gospel, honky tonk and rockabilly. In the late 50s Nashville sound came to the foreground and turned country music into a multimillion-dollar industry.

The main styles of the 70s, 80s were outlaw country, country pop, countrypolitan, folk and soft rock.

With the term modern country we refer to the fifth (90s) and sixth generation (2000-now) of country music. It uses similar elements to pop, rock and partly rap.

On our Capri Country Facebook page and YouTube playlists we will mostly show classic hits from the fourth and third generation.

Thursdays will be dedicated to classic country music under the Throwback Thursday (TBT) section of our Facebook and Google+ pages.

Some of our favorite classic country artists are: Lynn Anderson, Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, Anne Murray, Dottie West, Kathy Mattea, Dolly Parton, Deborah Allen, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Don Williams, Johnny Cash, Joe Stampley, Eddie Rabbit, George Jones...






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