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Gram Parsons

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...Born Ingram Cecil Connor III on November 5, 1946, in Florida, USA, Gram Parsons is considered the father of country-rock. He is well known for his performances in, most notably, the International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying...

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...

Country Music

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Country music is an extremely diverse genre unified more by its lyrical tropes, imagery, audience and institutional history than by stylistic coherence. The term ‘country music’ did not appear as the consensus genre label until the early...