Holt & Kimberlee Holt Tully
Tops Bluegrass Chart
Mark Holt & Kimberlee Holt Tully have reached
the top spot on Audio Street's daily Bluegrass Chart with their
current single, Midnight Rider. Their Audio Street page is http://www.audiostreet.net/markholtkimberleeholttully
In the midst of this excitement, they are in the
running for a review in Country Line Magazine. Acoustically Native can
be voted on at www.countrylinemagazine.com/cd-vote.html
before February 25.
Mark Holt and Kimberlee Holt Tully do not really fit neatly into any specific
label, and that is exactly how they want it to be. However, they do
have a very western and bluegrass sound to their music. Joe Chernicoff
in Las Vegas describes them as a "little bit of old time, mixed
with mountain music...working together to make you believe you're
really in the west...just like it used to be!"
This brother and sister team recently released their debut album,
Acoustically Native, which was produced by Bil VornDick, who has also
worked with Alison Krauss. Dianna Watson "Kiwi Kate" from
"Hot Off the Press" radio shows in New Zealand says
"This is the most fantastic, beautiful album, I've heard for a
long time. The Instrumentation is outta this world."
For more information, please contact Laura at
Phone: 614-748-9627; Fax: 760-437-4633
Web Site: http://www.wildfirepublicity.net
PO Box 558, Smyrna, TN 37167
here to listen to a radio show featuring Mark Holt on Inside
Nashville Country Music Radio Show with interviews and music.
Of Country Music
When some people hear
talk of country music, they think only of singers of sad songs with
stereotypically twangy accents. These misconceptions did impede
country music's growth at its birth, but the stereotype did not
prevent it from becoming one of the most popular music forms of the
20th century. In fact, country music is one of the best-selling genres
after rock/pop. This site will take you from country music's origins
in the late 19th century through all the changes and sub-genres that
have developed over the past 100 years or so.
To better understand country music, it is helpful to
understand the most commonly used musical instruments in the genre.
The fiddle (or violin) was the most common instrument since it was
easy and inexpensive to make and not a major burden to carry around.
At first it was the sole lead instrument, but later it became popular
to add more accompanying instruments. The banjo, brought to the
American South by slaves, became popular in the mid-1800s. The guitar
did not come into the picture until the early 1900s when they became
mass-produced and affordable for the everyday person. At first, the
guitar was only a rhythm instrument, but picking styles later became
popular. Contemporary country music often uses the electric guitar,
which became popular in the '50s. Other stringed instruments include
the dobro, the dulcimer, the steel guitar, the mandolin, the zither,
bass guitar and the autoharp. In other types of country music you
might hear the accordion (since the 1920s), the harmonica, the piano
(beginning in the 1930's with the rise of Western swing), washboards
(as rhythm instruments) or drums (not popular until the 1960s).
Country music has its beginnings in music styles brought
over by the first European settlers. In medieval times, storytelling
was a tradition that allowed history to be recorded when few were able
to read and write. When the first British settlers came to America,
they brought this tradition with them, along with songs they had
learned in Europe. The people who settled in the Appalachian mountains
and the West did not have an easy life and their music gave them an
outlet to express their hardships.
While country music began with the ballads and songs of
the British Isles, it changed in content and personality as it grew in
America. The British songs were objective, often relating gruesome
stories matter-of-factly. They had many themes of the supernatural,
avenging spirits, loves found and lost, and violent happenings. In
America, the songs became very subjective and personal, downplayed the
supernatural, and, in songs of crimes, emphasized the evil acts while
minimizing the gore. When the songs had to do with love gone bad, the
Americanized ballad removed the violence and vulgarity altogether. The
change may have been due to the rise of the Victorian Age, but it
might also have been because it suited the philosophy of the Southern
lifestyle better. Another characteristic of the Americanized ballad is
the addition of moral statements at the ends of songs. This was in
reaction to the Puritan belief that art must be functional or else it
is frivolous. Ballads were often written to convey current events, but
in America these ballads became more journalistic than the British
ones. They became a fairly accurate way for the more isolated
town-folk to hear about happenings in the rest of the world.
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Adkins / Rex
Anderson / John
Anderson / Joe
Kidd Baker / Doyle
Carter Family / Clint
"Babe" Bowman / Chris
Brade / Baylie
Don Burns / Donald
Lee Burns / Bobby
Cannon / Candi
Carpenter / Johnny
Cash / Dave
Vaughan Eaves / Dillon
Finn / Janie
Greene / Griffith
And Cross / Gwendella
Hamilton IV / George
Jones / Katherine
/ Shawn Lane
Lee / CoCo
Mac / Sonny
Martin / Nicole
Mote / Billy
Parkhurst / Minnie
Pearl / Charley
Redrow / Jim
Reeves / Donn
Reynolds / Rickiejoleen
Gene Simmons / Ashley
/ Roni Stoneman
Al Traynor / Tanya
Tucker / Time
Steppin' / Kenny
Vernon / Jessie
Williams / Hank
Williams, Jr. / Tammy
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