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6/13/11 How, When and Why??? Country music was aided by the significant expansion of FM radio in the 1980s, which added numerous higher-fidelity FM signals to rural and suburban areas. At this point, country music was mainly heard on rural AM radio stations; the expansion of FM was particularly helpful to country music, which migrated to FM from the AM band as AM became overcome by talk radio. This wider availability of country music led to producers seeking to polish their product for a wider audience. With his debut on the national country music scene in 1989, singer and songwriter Clint Black would usher in a new sound that would define much of country music for the 1990s and beyond. In the 1990s, alternative country came to refer to a diverse group of musicians and singers operating outside the traditions and industry of mainstream country music. In general, they eschewed the high production values and pop outlook of the Nashville-dominated industry, to produce music with a lo-fi sound, frequently infused with a strong punk and alternative aesthetic, bending the traditional rules of country music. Lyrics were often bleak, gothic or socially aware. Other initiators include Old 97's, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Ryan Adams, and Drive-By Truckers.
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6/13/11 How, When and Why??? The list of superstars who debuted in 1989 reads like a future Country Music Hall of Fame induction class: Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam all scored their first country hits in 1989. They drastically altered the direction of country music by infusing a youthful vitality and rock-and- roll mentality into a genre that was quickly growing stale and predictable. The amazing Class of ’89 bridged the gap between 20th and 21st Century country music. Charlotte Observer/Reporter Oct 12, 1988 - . .. ``Country was dying music,`` he said. ``But since the new format has come in, they`re reviving the country in a new way. Your old country isn`t there anymore. You have baby boomers coming up who were brought up in the Beatles era. Country music is heading in a more versatile direction.” In the 1990s Honky-tonk, bluegrass, pop, and new country contribute to crossover appeal. Artists move freely from one genre to another. Emmylou Harris, Patsy Loveless, Marty Stuart, Vince Gill, and Kathy Mattea stay close to their traditional roots; Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Lee Ann Rimes, Shania Twain, and the Judds all move closer to a
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6/13/11 Jason Aldean Born: Macon, GA on February 28, 1977 After graduating high school, he began going for his dream of being a country music artist 1998 Signed a recording contract with Warner- Chapell Publishing Aldean was about to give up on his dream when some deals fell through and his contract was close to expiring Broken Bow Records signed Aldean. He released his debut album, Jason Aldean, in 2005, where it peaked at #6 on Top Country
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