stylistic origins: Appalachian folk music, Blues, Spirituals and Anglo-Celtic music
cultural origins: Early 20th century, Appalachia, especially Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky
artists listed: 257
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Neo-Traditional Country

stylistic origins: Appalachian folk music, Blues, Spirituals and Anglo-Celtic music
cultural origins: Early 20th century, Appalachia, especially Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky

Neo-traditional country, also known as "new traditional" country, is a country music style that rejects most elements of modern top 40 country music. Neo-traditional country emphasizes the instrumental background, and often even the dress and fashions, of country music of the 1940s to early 1960s. Some neo-traditional artists are sometimes associated with the alternative country movement.

Though the terms are erroneously considered synonymous, alternative country is not the same as neo-traditional country. Alternative country artists reject mainstream country music completely and generally have a more rough and tumble sound. On the other hand, many neo-traditional country artists are considered mainstream musicians, for example George Strait, Alan Jackson and Randy Travis, who merely adhere to a more "traditional" country music sound influenced by folk and bluegrass music.

This description is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses materials from the Wikipedia article "Neotraditional country".

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