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...The career of Emmylou Harris, which began with her work with country rock innovator Gram Parsons, developed her into one of the major voices of progressive country music in the 1970s. Born in 1947 in Alabama, Harris was raised in North...

Country Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘country rock’ is most generally associated with a style of acoustic and pedal steel guitar/lush vocal harmony-based soft rock often labeled the ‘California sound’ of the mid-1970s. It is best represented by the music...

Washington, DC

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 572,059 (2000); metropolitan area – 5,423,793 (2000). Founded in 1790, Washington was the first US city planned for a specific purpose: government. Chosen by Congress as the midpoint between...