Looking into Country Music

Looking into Country Music - While on my way to school this...

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While on my way to school this morning I heard on my favorite country radio station, JR fm, "Friends in low places."h Singing along with every memorized word, I blasted the volume until the speakers were on the edge of blowing right then and there. In grid-lock traffic, people along side me smirked in humor at my imitation of the man himself, Garth Brooks. I did not have a care in the world, for my imitating was just about the music and how good it made me feel. I believe music is not just a local or nation-wide love, but a global sound that can be appreciated and listened to in accordance to the listener's mood. Especially country, though in fact all music can enhance an emotion or cause a feeling to surface with sounds, rhythm and words. Country music is one genre of music that brings to life situations that the majority of listeners have experienced. Country music is a soothing sound that is easy listening, in addition is fun to sing along with. It is usually clean free from swear words that are very evident in today's popular music. Dealing with the good and the bad emotions, country loves to reflect on the past events that can relate to the listener so much it's scary. The fast songs are usually quite witty, and have fun phrases like, "I'm not big on social graces, so I think I'll slip on down to the oasis,"h from friends in low places. These songs create followers, bringing people together. These songs, without some people knowing, spread happiness. The pure joy and excitement when two people blast out, "Friends in low places,"h is like no other feeling. There is a connection between these people as it relates to similar words, feelings, song, and maybe even dance. A sad country song, on the other hand, will make the most macho and toughest man shed a tear. A life long partner with cancer, their words before they pass. Being overcome with satisfaction when a parent's young child has finally grown up. These emotions can touch almost everyone in a small way. These songs make us step back and gather our thoughts. They teach us there is more to life than some material things, indeed there is life itself. With this wide array of emotion, country music can lift us up or make us cry. Just a song gives us emotions that we never thought possible unless we were actually in that very situation. That is why country music is a favorite form of music for me. So sit back, relax and enjoy, or maybe even be brave and sing along.
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Looking into Country Music Although there are many modes of appeal in every type of music, some would say that
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2010 for the course MUS 360 taught by Professor Teacherassistant during the Spring '07 term at N. Arizona.

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