Live Free Country Music Fest 2016
Country music, a by-product of people music, originated in southern and western USA and consisted primarily of rural songs accompanied by a string instrument, normally a guitar or fiddle. Only a handful of folks artists, akin to Burl Ives , John Denver and Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot , would cross over into country music after the people revival died out.
After their third album, Home , was launched in 2003, the band made political information in part due to lead singer Natalie Maines ‘s feedback disparaging then-President George W. Bush whereas the band was overseas (Maines said that she and her bandmates have been ashamed to be from the same state as Bush, who had just commenced the Iraq War a few days prior).
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This competitors was known as Star Maker and it assisted promising new country music stars by offering 12 months of intense promotion.