17th Sep: INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC DAY
Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and this special type of music originated in the USA. International Country Music Day was established in the 1950s and is held each year on September 17th. On this special day country music festivals are held at various venues around the world. Lovers of country music gather to listen to live music acts while drinking and dancing. Line dancing is popular during International Country Music Day and competitions are often held to determine the best dancers.
By the 50s and 60s, Nashville earned the country music capital of the world crown. The genre spread to the West Coast, where country music combined with rock and roll to create rockabilly.
Through the years, fans fell in love with the heart-felt lyrics pouring out of country music songs. Not all country songs are about heartbreak and heartache, though. Some of the best country songs sing about sexy tractors, watermelon crawls, unanswered prayers, boot-scootin’ boogies, friends in low places, islands in the stream, and rhinestone cowboys. It’s no wonder that so many people love country music!
Celebrate all things country on September 17 or International Country Music Day. The unofficial holiday was created in 2003 as a way to bring together musicians and fans of the popular music genre, and to increase the number of country music aficionados around the world. One of the best ways to observe International Country Music Day is to tune in to your local country music station. Go to the bar and get in on some line dancing action.