Country is a musical movement that originated in the southern and western states of the United States among the white population of rural areas. Song and dance compositions from the versatile European folklore became the creative basis for its formation. It was brought by the first settlers in North America. This style combined traditional elements of English, Scottish, Irish, German folk music, and for a long time performers from the highlands of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina practically did not change the original form and sound of the compositions.
The special aura of country music was created thanks to the acoustic unity of guitar, mandolin and fiddle violin. The genre has changed through time, gained the new meanings and elements. The Negro musical culture influence was expressed in the use of banjo and harmonica, the rhythmic melodies and improvisational performance manner. Distinctive features of the style are the verse form of vocals (solo solo and chorus refrain) and a tendency towards open guitar chords.