Country-Pop

This Nashville movement to create a wider audience for country movement started in the 50’s and quickly took over as the dominant expression of Country music. The initial cross-breeding of country and pop, created a sound that was dubbed "countrypolitan" for its blend of rural sensibility and urban sophistication. Country music’s catchy melodies and simple song structures work well when placed in a pop-oriented format. Producers blend country instrumentation into orchestral arrangements heavy on the strings or take a simpler approach, which more closely resemble pop/rock with country trappings, country-rock fusion, soft-rock covers, roots-rock, or arena-rock-style production.

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