The story of American roots music incorporates the story of America’s growth itself. The tale of the populations that formed the country, what they lived through, and what they were happy and sad about.
What is a country song? They came out of Appalachian hillbilly and Western music. Today there are many “crossover” songs: country-pop.
Why did the 1920s roar? So many factors contributed. They roared because they could.
It was probably not fully realized at the time, but the American Dream came true in the middle decade of the 20th century.
What was it like to live in America at the turn of the 20th century? It must have been incredible. It was the age of the 2nd Industrial Revolution.