The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118895   Message #2574248
Posted By: Peace
23-Feb-09 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Folk vs. Country
Subject: RE: Folk vs. Country
Country music today is glitzy. The singers wear cowboy hats. The horse is seldom on stage. The older country stuff was in many cases 'cowboy/cowgirl' music. Punching cattle, that kind of thing. Where the line is drawn I do not know. I do know I like what I like, and I took a trip to a CD store to see how things were categorized--to help with a writing contest I want to enter. I can't figure it out. I do know there were 8 rap bins. There was one very tiny folk bin. In there were a few what I'd call country singers. Emmy Lou, MCC, etc.

Beats the heck outta me.