This topic may have been addressed here previously, but here's a 3/4-page article on how and where music for country folk originated (in the Travel section, no less, encouraging folks to visit the area)--some marvelous photos of real people, making and enjoying real music. Not hokey stuff at all, as anybody going a true barn dance will assure you--you'll get swept up in it. My pleasure a couple of times and the most fun I ever had with my pants on.: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/tr...ith-music.html << plenty of click-throughs to venues and events; the only music is a 1927 recording of the Carter Family. Anybody want to step up and cut in some more of this stuff, from then to now?