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...The mixture of country and rock and roll used by Garth Brooks helped to propel him to the top of the country charts and return the idiom to popular music. Brooks was born in Oklahoma in 1962; his mother had been a recorded singer and she...

—Capitol Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The founders of Capitol Records in Los Angeles in 1942 were notable participants in the popular music business: songwriter/performer Johnny Mercer, Paramount Pictures executive (and member of the noted songwriting team De Sylva, Brown...

New Country

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...During the mid-1980s, the confluence of a commercial and artistic slump in Nashville and the emergence of a number of talented, young traditional artists resulted in one of country music’s periodic aesthetic peaks. ‘New Country’ (or ‘New...

Tulsa, OK

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 393,049 (2000); metropolitan area – 803,235 (2000) Located virtually in the center of the United States, Tulsa has been a musical crossroads and stepping-stone for jazz, blues, country and rock...