Who influenced Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Maren Morris? This class explores the history of America’s great musical tradition, Country Music. From the early 1900’s with Old Timey and Bluegrass onto Rockabilly, Nashville, and Bakersfield, the Austin Outlaws and Americana, up to today and the most popular format on the radio in America in 2020, New Country. From Hank Williams to Zac Brown, Patsy Cline to Kelsea Ballerini, Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks, this class consists of lecture, listening, and viewing about County Music. Students will learn about the musical styles, artists, songs, instrumentation, record companies, producers, media and technology that contribute to the genre. Satisfies GE Area C1 (Fine Arts, Theater, Dance, Music, and Film).