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When Bill Monroe, the “Father of Bluegrass”, released the Blue Moon of Kentucky (1947), he could not know what was coming ahead. Country music is defined as a raw music with a basic ensemble of guitar, bass, drums and trumpets with a message of freedom of Southern Unites States.
Simple, yet powerful lyrics like “Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining, shine on the one that’s gone and proved untrue; Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining, shine on the one that’s gone and left me blue…” reflect the sadness of an abruptly-ended relationship, which is looking for nemesis under the blue moon light
Johnny Cash, a distinctive country music persona, well-known for his deep voice and his dark clothing, otherwise known as The Man In Black, or the boom-chick-a-boom or the freight train, and religiously starting his concerts with the introduction “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”, released another smash hit of country music, Ring of Fire (1953).
Ring of Fire remained in #1 of the US Charts for seven consecutive weeks. Its straightforward lyrics like “Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring, bound by wild desire I fell into a ring of fire”, anchored by melodic strings and slight trumpets, made Ring of Fire one of the best 30 Country songs ever written. Encompasses the soul of Johnny Cash, talking about love, faith, and the agonies of a love affair, Ring of Fire is a little diamond in the history of country music.
Male dominance in the country music scene was interrupted by a distinctive mountain soprano with colorful dress code and conducive figure.
Dolly Parton, a Tennessee born female country music singer, songwriter, actor and author achieved multiple Grammy-award winning, 25 #1 hit singles in the US country charts and 42 Top 10 country albums in the history of country music. Her big hit Heartbreak Express (1982) describes a woman, who leaves her boyfriend and a strained relationship, departing on the “Heartbreak Express” feeling independent and free to choose her destiny. A completely revolutionary song.
As time went by, the Texas trio Dixie Chicks achieved multiple Grammy-award winning (Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, Best Country Album and Best Country Performance by a Duo or a Group) being the highest-selling female band in the history of music with a record sales of over 36 million albums.
There is Your Trouble (1998) was a traditional twang with soft melody, instrumental anchorage, foot-tapping rockabilly and pop harmony reflecting Chick’s instrumental virtuosity. The song had made a great impact as Dixie Chicks, famous for their outspoken political comments, have insulted George Bush for his political acts and the war in Iraq.
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