April 2nd, 2013
Taylor Swift is one of the most successful recording artists out there today. You could consider her a country artist, a pop artist, or even a rock n’ roll artist. Whatever her classification is, she sells albums. She sells albums at quicker rates than pretty much anyone else. Her appeal spans many different generations of music fans. It’s not just teenage girls that enjoy Taylor Swift’s music. It’s likely within her grasp to go down as the most Read the rest of this entry »
October 31st, 2012
If you are a hip-hop fan there are many new, upcoming artists that you should take the time to listen to on the iPod. You may have even had the opportunity to witness the soulful sounds and street lyrics offered by some of the latest and greatest names.
Young Money, a group that began from an idea of of rapper Lil Wayne, is one of the hottest rap/R&B acts around today. With acts as hot as Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Gudda Gudda and Drake signed to the Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2012
Many of today’s most successful artists have been influenced by past performers. Whether it’s songwriting, genre, or stage presence, influence can take on many forms. Listening to today’s artists, one can easily make the connection to past performers.
Rock and Roll has evolved throughout the decades. From a musical standpoint, influence on Rock and Roll musicians can be traced to the roots of Blues. The very basics of Rock and Roll are comprised of Blues riffs. Read the rest of this entry »
October 25th, 2012
“Where do all the country singers come from”? From what we are told by media and just about anybody asked, it would be from “The deep south, usually Nashville, Tennessee!”. Less informed people might even say something about small towns, or farms, or any other typical country stereotypes. Is it true though? Do you have to be from the south, or even more specific, Nashville, Tennessee!?!?
Simply put, the answer is NO! A quick glance at country music charts will show that country artist are more national than Read the rest of this entry »
October 22nd, 2012
The lyrics used to create songs with have usually stemmed from poetry. In past decades most song lyrics were made to rhyme in order to enhance the melody of the music they were written for. In past decades, it was common practice for singers and bands to hire professional songwriters to write the songs they recorded. Today’s generation of singers often choose to write their own lyrics based on their own real life experiences. Singers such as Taylor Swift have become well Read the rest of this entry »
October 20th, 2012
One thing that always proves to be exciting is the music scene. The music scene is filled with many different genres, artists and styles of musical performances and songs. Each year there is a new bath of artists that arises, filling the crowds of music lovers with an endless amount of songs to listen to. One genre of music that has experienced an increase in the number of new singers is that of country. Just like any other genre, country constantly has new artists who are trying to make it big in the music Read the rest of this entry »