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Country music

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Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line (Man in Black: Live in Denmark)

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Johnny Cash - Man in Black (The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show)

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Best Old Country Music Of All Time - Old Country Songs - Country Songs-Classic Counry Collection

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Take Me Home, Country Roads - Music Travel Love (John Denver Cover)

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Woody's Roundup (from Toy Story 2)

Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.
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  • Significant artists 

  • Origins 

  • Role of East Tennessee 

  • Generations 

  • First generation (1920s) 

  • Second generation (1930s–1940s) 

  • Singing cowboys and western swing 

  • Changing instrumentation 

  • Hillbilly boogie 

  • Bluegrass, folk and gospel 

  • Honky tonk 

  • Third generation (1950s–1960s) 

  • Rockabilly 

  • The Nashville and countrypolitan sounds 

  • Country-soul crossover 

  • Bakersfield sound 

  • Western music merges with country 

  • Outlaw movement 

  • Country pop 

  • Country rock 

  • Neocountry 

  • Truck driving country 

  • Neotraditionalist movement 

  • Fifth generation (1990s) 

  • Success of female artists 

  • Line dancing revival 

  • Alternative country 

  • Sixth generation (2000s–present) 

  • Popular culture 

  • National patriotism 

  • Influence of rock music 

  • Bro country 

  • Texas Country 

  • Bluegrass country 

  • Americana 

  • Deep country 

  • Contemporary country 

  • Australia 

  • Canada 

  • Mexico and Latin America 

  • United Kingdom 

  • Ireland 

  • Other international country music 

  • Asia 

  • Continental Europe 

  • US cable television 

  • Canadian television 

  • Australian cable television 

  • UK digital television 

  • Subgenres misrepresented on streaming services 

  • Race issue in modern country music