This is the new name for Fan Fair that started in 2004. If you’re a Country Music fan, it's a meet and greet for fans and artists. Thousands of passionate Country Music fans enjoy multiple music stages filled with new artists, superstars, legends and more.
Twerking is a dance move that involves a person, usually a woman, shaking her hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion, causing the dancer to shake, "wobble" and "jiggle." According to the Oxford Dictionary Online to twerk is "to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance." Twerking carries both gendered and racialized connotations.
The word "twerking" is of uncertain origin. Possibilities include a contraction of "footwork", or a portmanteau of twist and jerk.
Miley Cyrus may have helped get the word 'twerk' into the Oxford Dictionary with her rowdy MTV Music Video Awards performance, but twerking's been around for the last two decades.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum identifies and preserves the evolving history and traditions of country music and educates its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF, located at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public.
A guy walks down Music Row carrying a guitar. A car pulls up and a tourist asks, "Excuse me, do you know how you get to the Country Music Hall of Fame?" "Yeah, "practice til you're dead!"
Precursor to the steel guitar, it was invented by the Dopyera Brothers in the 1920s. It's a twangy cousin to the slide guitar. It's played face up with a series of finger picks and a metal bar which is used to fret strings. Bashful Brother Oswald first popularized the instrument as one of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys. Today Jerry Douglas and Mike Auldridge are today's masters of the instrument.
There are two types of dulcimers; the three-stringed mountain or Appalachian dulcimer, which is strummed or plucked, and the hammered dulcimer, which consists of sets of strings across two bridges which are affixed to a trapezoid-shaped box, and played by striking the strings with small hammers.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt rock or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular by the 1990s.
"I like alternative rock bands. Country music sucks!"
Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a musical subgenre of post-punk that formed during the late 1970s. Goth rock typically deals with dark themes addressed through lyrics and the music's atmosphere.
"People think there's something really wrong with me because I only listen to goth rock."
Outlaw Country was the opposition by some artists to the Nashville Sound. It came into bloom in the mid-70s, and was a return to mainline country and a rebellion against the production system. Famous artists in this genre include Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Colter, and Tompal Glaser.
"Johnny Cash is my favorite Outlaw Country Artist."
Mastering, a form of audio post-production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication).
Bob DeMaa is an awesome Mastering engineer.
When we're done mixing the record, we're having Bob master it."
1. A songwriter is an individual who writes songs. Although songwriters of the past commonly composed, arranged and played their own songs, more recently the pressure to produce popular hits has tended to distribute responsibility between a number of people.Popular culture songs may be written by group members, but are now usually written by staff writers: songwriters directly employed by music publishers.
2. An ancient and now-extinct art.
1. "Just because you've finished a song doesn't mean you get to call yourself a songwriter!"
Divisions of the tone smaller than a semitone are occasionally found in art-music, particularly in the 20th century. Quarter-tones occur in the solo violin part of the Second Violin Concerto of Bel Bartk.
Tremolo (Italian: trembling) indicates the quick repetition of a note, particularly in string-playing. This is impossible on the keyboard with a single note, but tremolo effects can be achieved by playing in rapid alternation two notes of a chord.
The sinfonia concertante is a concerto that uses two or more solo instruments. The title was used in the later 18th century by Mozart, Haydn and their contemporaries, and has occasionally been used by composers since then.
A “shelving” filter is an EQ function that alters all frequencies either above or below the cutoff frequency equally. This is used in more basic EQs such as a car stereo’s “bass” and “treble” controls. This is also an effective tool to boost a section of instruments to allow their part to cut through the mix of the rest of the group (i.e. strings that are being drowned out by the brass section in an orchestra).