Register your act on the artiste registration form and we’ll be straight back to you via e-mail. Please include a minimum 300 word biog, lots of hi res pics, audio tracks and a video link for promotions. All promotional material to be used with your permission of course. We like to hear from country music artistes from around the world and also welcome your enquiries for them to perform at festivals and events worldwide.
Radio stations are welcome to contact us to arrange potential interviews or to let us know about their country music radio promotions. If you’re an established artiste on this site please update your press pack today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you, wherever you are in the world. Get in touch.
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The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are found in the folk music of working class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, cowboy songs and the musical traditions of various groups of European immigrants.
Immigrants to the southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America brought the music and instruments of Europe along with them for nearly 300 years. Country music was “introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon.” Many “hillbilly” musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the 1920s.
The first commercial recordings of what was considered instrumental music in the traditional country style were “Arkansas Traveler” and “Turkey in the Straw” by fiddlers Henry Gilliland & A.C. (Eck) Robertson on June 30, 1922, for Victor Records and released in April 1923. Columbia Records began issuing records with “hillbilly” music (series 15000D “Old Familiar Tunes”) as early as 1924. (Wikipedia)