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Country music is a unique and traditional type of music. It combines many different genres, and it blends them all into one great genre. Country music takes beats of rock and roll, it takes the soul of the good ole drinking music, and it takes the heart of old gospel...

Country music will always be, no matter what people think, the "real" music that tells the "real" story. The style of country music is very unique. It really doesn't beat around the bush. It tells you straight up what the artist is feeling or thinking, no matter what one might say...

Country music is everywhere. It may come blasting from a truck, blaring from a bar room, or softly playing on an office speaker. Despite the wide range of country music we could isolate one characteristic that would explain the enormous popularity of country songs. The lyrics tell stories about American life (Winters 6).
Some country songs sing of work. Some tell stories of family life. Some tell stories of the past and simpler times. Most Americans want to hear a good story. It adds to the entertainment value of a song when one can relate a life experience to the story being told in a given song. One author says, "I can't understand that pop and rap music with all the screamin' and yellin'. But I like country music. It always tells a real good story (Steward 1) .
If a song tells a story and it concerns ordinary people in everyday life does that make it a country song? The key to that question is the word ordinary. What is ordinary in the life of Americans? It is ordinary for people to work for a living. Most country songs are about working people; farmers, mechanics, assembly line operators, housewives, and sales people. The songs that make people feel proud of their jobs, rather than feel negative about them. When Garth Brooks sings "Friends in Low Places , he certainly sings from an ordinary perspective.…...

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