Country has constantly evolved over the past century but today remains as popular as ever with both young and old.
From the yodelling cowboys of Hollywood's 1920s Westerns and the rockabilly 50s to the soulful sounds of folk and infectious country pop, country music has enjoyed multiple contrasting guises.
As a result, it’s a genre that is filled with an eclectic mix of beautiful harmonica solos, rollicking banjo licks, powerful love songs, emotional ballads, rousing sing-alongs and catchy pop anthems.
No other genre has created so many musical icons quite like Country & Folk. Jonny Cash, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, the list is endless!
Today, the Country genre has been reinvigorated by a wave of fresh talent who have enjoyed overwhelming chart success on both sides of the Atlantic, including Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Ward Thomas and The Shires.
Folk music also retains its appeal with up and coming talent such as Mumford & Sons giving it a new modern edge for young audiences whilst the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Carrack, Al Stewart and Daniel O’Donnell ensure there is still a place for traditional folk.
Whilst both genres have their distinct characteristics they share similarities in the compelling stories which lie at their heart.
See how these two music genres have changed by booking a coach break to a Country & Folk concert today.
Whatever style of Country & Folk music you love, with Caledonian Travel you can indulge in your passion for all things country as part of a Showtime package. With ticket admission, hotel stay and inclusive itinerary you won’t find a better deal anywhere else.