Paper 4 Draft.docx - Ashley Rutherford Professor T.J Johnson English 1010-119 Real country music or twangy pop music Today\u2019s country music has

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Ashley RutherfordProfessor T.J. JohnsonEnglish 1010-119December 11, 2019Real country music or twangy pop music?Today’s country music has skyrocketed the top charts. However, many people in today’s society believe that country music has changed so much that it does not even sound like real country music. The same beats, tracks, and lyrics are used and repeatedover and over again but still remain to be great hits. The country music being published in today’s top music charts is not real southern, backwoods country music; it is twangy pop country music that sells and makes money. Back in the day, country music was about telling a story. Take “Whiskey Lullaby” for example, the song tells a story about a man who finds out his wife has been seeing someone while he was at war. He starts drinking himself to death and then his wife mourns the death of her husband because she blames herself. She starts drinking herself to death and joins her husband at the grave. Another great example of a country song that has meaning and history to it is Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors”. This
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