Americana Is Country Music For People Who Don’t Get Invited to Parties
Country music is often characterized by the fact that it is more general and thematic than pop. Country music is also more specific, taking into account more specific aspects of life than pop. Take the example of Robert Plant. He has a much more personal style than Florida Georgia Line, but he still manages to draw people’s attention.
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Robert Plant has played two shows in Toronto. After the first one, he took time to speak with fans, liggers, and acquaintances. He also told the crowd that he’d played the O’Keefe Centre with Led Zeppelin in 1969. Since then, the venue has changed and is now known as the Sony Centre.
In 2010, Plant formed a new band, the Band of Joy. Like its predecessor, the group also included singer Patty Griffin. They also toured with multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, bassist Byron House, and drummer-percussionist Marco Givino. The album was released on Rounder Records. The performance of “Silver Rider” won Plant a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album.
Plant’s songs sound like various offshoots of country music, from classic bluegrass to folk ballads. On his 1977 album, Raising Sand, Plant covered a song by Townes Van Zandt – a ghostly gospel version. He received the song from the widow of the late singer during a tour. It’s the closest thing Plant has done to a modern country song. It could have easily been a hit for Josh Turner.
If country music isn’t your thing, you might enjoy Chris Stapleton’s Americana. The singer and his band are well-versed in all genres and play them with finesse. Their self-titled album is brimming with diverse offerings, from traditional country to more modern styles.
Before pursuing his solo career, Stapleton sang lead roles in bluegrass ensembles such as the SteelDrivers and Jompson Brothers. His critically acclaimed solo debut, Traveller, reached the top spot on the US Billboard 200 and was certified four times platinum by the RIAA. His version of “Tennessee Whiskey” was also certified Diamond. In May 2017, Stapleton released his second studio album, “From A Room: Volume 1,” which was certified platinum and gold by the RIAA. The album features a collaboration with producer Jimmy Cobb.
In addition to his solo work, Chris Stapleton has been a prolific songwriter for other artists. His songs have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, and others. He also plays guitar with various bands, including the Jompson Brothers and the SteelDrivers. He also sings a stunningly powerful voice.
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Americana is a genre that encompasses many genres within the country music realm. It was formed to celebrate artists who might otherwise be overlooked by the country music establishment. Examples include Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, The Mavericks, and Johnny Cash. Other artists who made their mark on the genre include Buddy Guy, Rosanne Cash, and KD Lang.
The Americana Music Awards, which take place on September 12th, feature a diverse field of performers. This year’s ceremony featured six Lifetime Achievement honors, including one given to a Black artist. This was a more diverse group than most country music award shows, with five women, three members of the LBGT community, and two African-American artists being recognized. In addition, there was not a single white male honored during the ceremony.
“Country Roads” is an example of classic country music. The song’s structure is subtle, with lyrics that tell heartaches, while George Strait’s vocals maintain the somber undertones.