Country Music and Identity: A Case Study

We examined a variety of styles that are identified under the general understanding of “country music.”. In your final written assignment you are to examine one song that fits your own criteria of “country music” and provide the following:

  1. A brief background of the song and its artist, e.g. date of release, album, artist’s bio (very brief)
  2. An in-depth analysis of the song’s musical features (melody, harmony, rhythm, form, texture, instrumentation, dynamics)
  3. What features make this song distinctively “country” and, most importantly, why?

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