If you have not been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you might have started noticing how country music is beginning to make a strong comeback.
The popularity of country music streaming became extremely evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, where everyone was forced to turn to online means to hear music from their favorite artists. Live concerts and work videotapes were showcased online, giving country music a chance to become a part of the spotlight.
Plus, this opportunity allowed people to understand why the country has never died down despite their popularity not being on par with pop and rap until a few years ago. Here are a few reasons why you should be invested in country music as well.
One of the most amazing things about country music is that they do not need to make their music compositions too intricate in order to turn out good. All you need to do is learn four chords on the guitar in order to play most country songs. Only some of the most challenging songs will make use of five chords throughout their whole song.
One of the things musicians tend to ponder over is the length of their music. Sometimes they need to increase their music length to properly deliver the impact of their music. This is hardly the issue with country music artists. Their songs are short and sweet, ranging from around 3 to 4 minutes. This way, their music is not considered repetitive or boring.
Country music is always structured. They have strict rules that make up the foundation of their music creation. Nearly all of their songs tend to follow a certain pattern, which includes an intro, chorus, bridge/verse, solo/interlude, chorus and then finally the outro.
Most country music artists tend to create music based on the idea that people can relate to it. They have become experts in writing music based on something about their life that they know others can relate to, making their music much more appreciated as compared to other music artists.
Being a country music singer or songwriter is not easy. They need to be very knowledgeable about how to effectively create their music, such as being proficient in the 4 bar structure, 4/4 timing, and basic minor/major scales.
A prime example of a talented country music singer and songwriter is none other than Phillip Sanders. Being raised in a house that was involved in the music industry, including The Lovett Brothers gospel group, an American country music artist, Adam Sanders and steel guitarist, Scotty Sanders, there were a lot of things he learned growing up.
His song ‘I Don’t Think I Will’ in 2019 hit the Joyce Ramgatie European Country Music Top 40s Singles chart twice in a year. Sanders has also been in the Top 200 European Country Music Charts and released the song to the SoundClick Country Music Charts, and it hit #3 on Traditional Country and #21 in all sub-genres. And that’s only the beginning of his successful music career.