Join renowned writer and Country Music historian Brian Mansfield as he journeys through iconic real-life locations in Nashville associated with legendary Country songs. Discover the stories behind famous sites, such as the house where Dolly Parton wrote “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” the spot on Old Hickory Boulevard where Patsy Cline had her car wreck as “I Fall to Pieces” gained momentum, and many more. While Brian shares his insights into Nashville’s evolution as the capital of Country Music, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the genre and its unforgettable songs.
On Music To My Ears, singers, songwriters, artists, performers, label owners, producers, and fans break down lyrics and reflect on Country Music throughout the decades.
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association (CMA) is the premier trade association of the Country Music industry. Representing professionals making a living in Country Music globally, the organization serves as a critical resource of support and information, honors excellence in the genre and provides a forum for industry leadership. CMA is dedicated to expanding Country Music around the world through a number of core programs and initiatives including the organization’s three annual television properties—the CMA Awards, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” all of which air on ABC. The organization’s philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation, works tirelessly to provide equitable access to music education in order to create impactful change for students and teachers across the United States.
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The Importance of Music
Music is a form of entertainment and an art form that has been around for thousands of years. It is also a multi-billion dollar industry that involves production, recording, publishing, live concerts, album sales and streaming. Music has been influential in the development of language, communication and culture.
Music consists of vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. However, it is often difficult to determine what counts as music. For example, birds sing to attract mates and to communicate with other members of their species. But does that make their songs music?
Artists like Eminem are important because they use their platform to voice what they think is wrong with the world. They are ballsy, and they have the talent to back it up. They have an effect on people that would be difficult to achieve with any other medium.
Musical instruments have been a significant part of human life for millennia, ranging from simple flutes and drums to sophisticated orchestral arrangements. In the early 20th century, there was a dramatic increase in the availability of new music. As radios and phonographs became popular, operas, symphonies and big bands could be heard by many more people.
Reggae is a musical genre that emerged in Jamaica during the 1960s. It combines traditional Jamaican folk music with jazz and R&B. It is closely linked to the Rastafarianism religion and has a distinctive sound, featuring offbeat rhythms and staccato chords.