Country Music Month on October, 2019: A question about country music?

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A question about country music?

Country music (or country and Western) is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and evolved rapidly in the 1920s.

While album sales of most musical genres have declined since about 2005, country music experienced one of its best years in 2000, when, during the first six months, U.S. sales of country albums increased by 17.7 percent to 36 million. Moreover, country music listening nationwide has remained steady for almost a decade, reaching 77.3 million adults every week, according to the radio-ratings agency Arbitron, Inc.

The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s when the earlier term hillbilly music came to be seen as denigrating. Country music was widely embraced in the 1970s, while country and Western has declined in use since that time, except in the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it is still commonly used.However, in the Southwestern United States a different mix of ethnic groups created the music that became the Western music of the term country and Western. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres.

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Country/ rock Music?

Country/ rock Music?

A good country cd would be one by "Rascal Flatts". The album is called "Me and My Gang" - it's an awesome album!

If you want to check it out, here's the link:

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Hope this helps!

Country Music?

Country Music?

"Three Wooden Crosses" by Randy Travis is my favorite newer song.

(verse 1)

A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher, riding on a midnight bus, bound for Mexico, one was headed for vacation, one for higher education, and two of them were searching for lost souls. That driver never, ever saw the stop sign, and eighteen wheelers can't stop on a dime

(chorus)

There are three wooden crosses, on the right side of the highway, why there's not four of them, heaven only knows, I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it's what you leave behind you when you go.

(verse 2)

That farmer left a harverst, a home and 80 acres, the faith and love for growing things in his young son's heart

and that teacher left her wisdom

in the minds of lots of children

and did her best to give them all

a better start

That preacher whispered "can't you see the promised land" as he laid his blood stained bible in that hooker's hand

(repeat chorus)

That's the story that our preacher told last Sunday, as he held the blood-stained Bible up, for all of us to see, he said, "Bless the farmer, and the teacher, and the preacher, who gave this Bible to my Mama, who read it to me"

(chorus, modified - line in caps):

There are three wooden crosses

on the right side of the highway,

why there's not four of them

NOW I GUESS WE KNOW

It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it's what you leave behind you when you go

(tag):

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway

The other song you're asking about is called "Letter to Me", and is by Brad Paisley. I've linked to the CD for that one in the sources section, and quoted the complete lyrics below.

If I could write a letter to me

And send it back in time to myself at 17

First I'd prove it's me by saying look under your bed

There's a Skoal can and a Playboy no one else would know you hid

And then I'd say I know it's tough

When you break up after seven months

And yeah I know you really liked her and it just don't seem fair

All I can say is pain like that is fast and it's rare

And oh you got so much going for you going right

But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night

She wasn't right for you

And still you feel like there's a knife sticking out of your back

And you're wondering if you'll survive

You'll make it through this and you'll see

You're still around to write this letter to me

At the stop sign at Tomlinson and Eighth

Always stop completely don't just tap your breaks

And when you get a date with Bridgett make sure the tank is full

On second thought forget it that one turns out kinda cool

Each and every time you have a fight

Just assume you're wrong and dad is right

And you should really thank Mrs. Brinkman

She spent so much extra time

It's like she sees the diamond underneath

And she's polishin' you 'til you shine

And oh you got so much going for you going right

But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night

Tonight's the bonfire rally

But you're staying home instead because if you fail Algebra

Mom and dad will kill you dead

Trust me you'll squeak by and get a C

And you're still around to write this letter to me

You've got so much up ahead

You'll make new friends

You should see your kids and wife

And I'd end by saying have no fear

These are nowhere near the best years of your life

I guess I'll see you in the mirror

When you're a grown man

P.S. go hug Aunt Rita every chance you can

And oh you got so much going for you going right

But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night

I wish you'd study Spanish

I wish you'd take a typing class

I wish you wouldn't worry, let it be

I'd say have a little faith and you'll see

If I could write a letter to me

To me

Agoda
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