Country Music of the 80s

Country music of the 80s marked the beginning of the New Traditionalist artists which was a phrase for the artists who sounded like the old country music and not so much like the pop country which was played on the radio at the time. The 80's was a great time for country music and there were many great artists and songs played on the radio. There was a good mix of progressive music and a homage to tradition mixed in with it. Many of the great country artists of the 80's are still alive and going strong. Some of the country songs also crossed over to the rock music charts. Many of the songs were very good dance tunes and there were many new country dances invented to fit the country songs at the time. Some of the dances were line dancing with many styles. There was the Electric Slide, Boot Scootin’, and many more.

Some of the all time country greats of the 80's were, John Anderson, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Alabama, Lorrie Morgan, Earl Thomas Conley, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, The Judds, and many many more. Many of these artists are still releasing music and you can get compilation albums of the 80's country songs if you missed out on them before. There are many websites which sell 80's music in every style so you can pick and choose the ones you are interested in. Many sites have music that can be downloaded onto your computer, MP3 player, etc., so you can take the music with you wherever you go. There are also many country music radio stations for those who like to listen to the radio and get a chance to hear all of the new releases when they come out.

The 80's was the beginning of the new country beats and still had the music of the past too. Even today you can still hear a lot of the old style of country music in some of the artists songs. Country music will never die because there are too many fans of the artists and they love to listen to the music because it is easy to listen to and is upbeat at the same time. Country music has a story behind each song and fans like that because they can relate to many of them. The songs are written and sang from the heart and you can feel the music. Whether it be a love song, sad song, or a song about divorce, it is reality and we all can relate to it. You can also understand the lyrics of the country songs which is something you can not truthfully say about some of the heavy metal, hard rock, or rap songs. There is also a lot less vulgar language in the country music.

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