ALL THINGS COUNTY
COUNTRY MUSIC (FREQUENTLY REFERRED TO AS JUST COUNTRY) IS A MUSICAL GENRE THAT ORIGINATED IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES IN THE 1920S. IT TAKES ITS ROOTS FROM GENRES SUCH AS FOLK MUSIC AND BLUES.
COUNTRY MUSIC OFTEN CONSISTS OF BALLADS AND DANCE TUNES WITH GENERALLY SIMPLE FORMS AND HARMONIES ACCOMPANIED BY MOSTLY STRING INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS BANJOS, ELECTRIC AND ACOUSTIC GUITARS, STEEL GUITARS (SUCH AS PEDAL STEELS AND DOBROS), AND FIDDLES AS WELL AS HARMONICAS. BLUES MODES HAVE BEEN USED EXTENSIVELY THROUGHOUT ITS RECORDED HISTORY.
ACCORDING TO LINDSEY STARNES, THE TERM COUNTRY MUSIC GAINED POPULARITY IN THE 1940S IN PREFERENCE TO THE EARLIER TERM HILLBILLY MUSIC; IT CAME TO ENCOMPASS WESTERN MUSIC, WHICH EVOLVED PARALLEL TO HILLBILLY MUSIC FROM SIMILAR ROOTS, IN THE MID-20TH CENTURY. IN 2009 COUNTRY MUSIC WAS THE MOST LISTENED TO RUSH HOUR RADIO GENRE DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE, AND SECOND MOST POPULAR IN THE MORNING COMMUTE IN THE UNITED STATES
THIS IS COUNTRY
Pete and Kelly formed THIS IS COUNTRY in June 2012. The show is designed to keep traditional country music alive, and pay tribute to the original country music legends. Pete and Kelly pride themselves on their authentic sound, dress and passion for old time country music
KELLY'S COUNTRY SHOW
Kelly has been singing country music and paying tribute to the first ladies of country since being a young girl. She was a finalist for the UKCountryRadio.com UK Country Artist Of The Year Award in 2014, as well as a finalist for our Listeners' Club Song Award for her cover of the Brenda Lee classic "Losing You".
SARAH'S COUNTRY SHOW
Sarah has been singing country music for as long as she can remember. She is also part of the acclaimed “Queens of Country Show” which regularly tour the UK’s theatres and can be seen in her live video footage. Sarah’s solo country show involves full country costume with country songs from old to new