INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC DAY
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 17th September 2020
Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and this special type of music originated in the USA. International Country Music Day was established in the 1950s and is held each year on September 17th. On this special day, country music festivals are held at various venues around the world. Lovers of country music gather to listen to live music acts while drinking and dancing. Line dancing is popular during International Country Music Day and competitions are often held to determine the best dancers.
Learn about International Country Music Day
International Country Music Day is a day that has been designed so that we can pay tribute to some of the world’s best country artists. Whether you are a huge fan of the genre or not, you are encouraged to listen to some country music on this date. You could even break out the fiddle or banjo and get involved yourself.
Country music, which can sometimes be referred to as country and western, is a form of music that has been popular for many years now. Its roots come from old-time music and blues, as well as a number of different types of American folk music. This includes Tejano, Texas country, New Mexico country, Red Dirt country, Cajun, and Appalachian. Country music tends to consist of both dance tunes and ballads, which have harmonies, folk lyrics, and simple forms.
History of International Country Music Day
International Country Music Day has been going strong since 2003. It was created as a day so that fans of country music and country music artists were brought together. The date was chosen because it is also the birthday of Hank Williams, who is one of the most famous and influential country music artists.
Hank Williams was born on the 17th of September in 1923, and he died 29 years later. He is deemed one of the most influential and significant American songwriters and singers of the 20th century. Although he was taken from the world too soon, his impact was undeniable. He recorded 35 singles, with all of them reaching the top ten in the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart. In fact, 11 of them hit the top spot. Many people deem him the King of Country Music. So, what better way to celebrate International Country Music Day than to listen to some of his most songs? This includes the likes of Your Cheatin’ Heart, Hey, Good Looking, Why Don’t You Love Me, and Lovesick Blues.
How to celebrate International Country Music Day
This is a vibrant event that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In order to fully embrace the fun of International Country Music Day, it is important to look the part. Dress to impress in a pair of jeans or denim skirt teamed with a gingham shirt and, of course, a pair of cowboy boots and a cowboy hat to complete the look.
If you are not a massive fan of country music, International Country Music Day is the perfect opportunity for you to find out more about this genre of music. There are some truly incredible country artists, and with YouTube and music listening apps available today, it is easier than ever before to listen to some of their creations. Some of the best artists to start your country music listening experience with include Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Dolly Parton. You may want to listen to some of the more modern-day country music stars, such as Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, or Shania Twain.
Another way to celebrate International Country Music Day is to learn a country music instrument. There are many different types of instruments that are used in country music. This includes the acoustic guitar, fiddle, drums, dobro, bass, banjo, and autoharp. The accordion and harmonica are also widely used. We’re sure the guitar may be one of the first instruments that spring to mind for many people reading this. You can probably envision someone on the stage, with their cowboy hat and boots, and a guitar in hand.
The good news is that you can find online music lessons for any instrument today, so you should have no problem learning the instrument of your choice. The best way to find a good website for online learning is to read reviews that have been left, both by previous users as well as experts in the music industry. This will give you a great insight into the website and whether it is right for you. Needless to say, if you come across a lot of negative comments, you know it is not worth checking out.
It is also worth doing a quick search online to see if there are any events that are going on in your area on International Country Music Day. You will often find that there are a number of festivals that take place on this date around the world. Plus, a lot of restaurants and clubs will pay tribute to country music with a special setlist. If you can’t find a country music event going on in your area, why not host your own party for family and friends?
There are also a number of great movies that we would suggest watching on International Country Music Day if you are looking for more of a laidback way to celebrate this day. This includes Coal Miner’s Daughter, which is a film about one of the world’s most loved country singers and songwriters; Loretta Lynn. Another great film to watch is Tender Mercies.
This film is not based on anyone famous. Instead, it is about a character called Mac Sledge, who is played by Robert Duvall. Mac is a recovering albeit washed-up alcoholic and country singer who wants to make a new start in a small town in Texas. The film truly is a spectacular one, with Duvall winning a Best Actor award at the 1984 Academy Awards for his performance. Other films that are worth a mention include Honkytonk Man, Crazy Heart, Pure Country, Honeysuckle Rose, Walk the Line, Songwriter, The Thing Called Love, and Songcatcher. So, get the popcorn in, and spend the day binging on the best country music-inspired films from over the years!
35 BEST COUNTRY & WESTERN TRACKS
1 Dolly Parton Jolene (1973)
2 Kenny Rogers The Gambler (1978)
3 Willie Nelson Always On My Mind (1982)
4 Patsy Cline Crazy (1961)
5 Johnny Cash Walk The Line (1956)
6 Hank Williams I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (1952)
7 Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walking (1966)
8 Johnny Cash and June Carter Jackson (1967)
9 David Allan Coe You Never Even Called Me By My Name (1975)
10 Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billie Joe (1967)
11 Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman (1968)
12 Merle Haggard Mama Tried (1968)
13 The Carter Family Can The Circle Be Unbroken (1935)
14 Guy Clark Broken Hearted People (1976)
15 Waylon Jennings Luckenbach Texas (1977)
16 Jim Reeves Wecome to My World
17 Tammy Wynette Stand By Your Man (1968)
18 Dixie Chicks There’s Your Trouble (1998)
19 Porter Wagoner The Rubber Room (1972)
20 Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel (2004)
21 Neil Young Unknown Legend (1992)
22 Hank Williams Sr.- Your Cheatin’ Heart –
23 Patsy Cline 1 Fall To Pieces
24 Marty Robbins El Passo
25 Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Islands In The Stream
26 Hank Williams I’m So Lonsome I Could Cry
27 Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt Rosewood Casket
28 Don Gibson Oh Lonesome Me
29 Jim Reeves He’ll Have To Go
30 Merle Haggard Woring Man Blues
31 Charlie Rich Most Beautiful Girl
32 Loretta Lynn Coalminer’s Daughter
33 Tom T Hall Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine – Tom T Hall
34 Johnny Cash I Walk The Line
35 Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons Love Hurts
AND ALSO… On this day in:
1894: A Gaiety Girl opened at Day’s Theatre, New York, the first British musical on Broadway.
1931: Long-playing records (33rpm) were demonstrated in New York by RCA-Victor, but the venture failed because of the high price of the players, and the first real microgroove records did not appear until 1948.
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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach.”
— Steve Wozniak
Happiness is…Country & Western Music
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
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Love is…a brush with destiny
WHAT IS THERE A SEASON FOR TODAY TURN, TURN, TURN …
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