Buying country music tickets with a broker will give you the best chance of seeing your idols in person
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Have you ever been the last person to find out about a concert in your area? Country music musicians often come unannounced to many areas, or at least under the radar of heavy publicity and with only so many tickets available, it becomes incredibly difficult to find good tickets at the last minute. That is if you don’t have a good ticket broker. Buying tickets from the ticket booth at an event is a thing of the past and fewer and fewer people are actually doing this. Why? The tickets just sell out so quickly and with ticket scalpers illegally buying bulk tickets and selling them outside an arena; it’s tougher than ever to get good prices. Ticket brokers can help you get the most affordable tickets to the next country music concert in your area, no matter how late you look.
Whether you want to go to the CMA Awards or just a concert down the street from home, a ticket broker can help you get a hold of front row tickets pretty quickly. Brokers have the largest inventory of country music tickets outside of the actual stadiums and most brokers give customers the option of buying their tickets through secure online portals, in person or over the telephone. The internet has completely changed the way people purchase country music tickets with a broker nowadays because it is as simple as a few clicks, a little plastic purchase and a printable receipt to get tickets to any concert in the country.
Buying country music tickets with a broker will help you get tickets to the next Brad Paisley or Dirks Bentley concert. Country music superstars often sell out the quickest but that does not mean you can’t get tickets to their events. Too many people hear a country music concert is sold out, such as a Brad Paisley concert, and they stop looking for tickets. However, if you have a broker you can simply ask them and if they hold concert tickets, they will probably have some to the event you need.
But do you have to buy front row, floor seats? Many people think that just because you use a ticket broker, you will have to buy the most expensive floor seats in the arena. Not true. Ticket brokers usually have tickets in all seating arrangements to fit the needs of all customers. Some people want to spend as little as possible just to attend the country music concert. Other people want to get as close to the action as possible so they don’t just hear the music, but so they can pick out the individual guitar strums as the singer is strumming to the words.
Buying country music tickets through a ticket broker is easy, fast and affordable and the next time you think about attending a sold-out country music concert, just pick up the phone or head to your nearest internet connection.
So You Wanna Make Music and Change The World?
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What do Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Mozart all have in common? And what do they have in common with practically every other artist whose creativity has changed the world?
They are all unique.
But there is something in common.
They each changed the popular music of their times by combining already popular forms in a new way.
Elvis - on that famous and fateful day in Sun Studios in Memphis he let it all loose and brought it all together again differently... the blues, country, gospel and regional elements that were his influences in his youth all came together into rockabilly, rock and roll, something that had not been heard before. Elvis on Ed Sullivan also brought together the new music form and the new medium - television in a new way which has influenced generations of rock icons to first pick up their guitar.
Bob Dylan... they pulled the plug on his concert when he dared to bring out electric instruments, drums and a backbeat to his folk and protest music. But Dylan had his own vision of his music and it contained his influences from Woody Guthrie but also the last decade of rock and roll and other influences.. again.. he combined popular music forms in a new way.
The Beatles... well they set the world on fire with their style and their haircuts and all that. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan - still one of the great moments in rock and television history. But do you know that in the mid 60's they didn't release a CD for almost two years and then came out with Sgt Pepper - the orchestration, song structure and the bringing together of elements in a completely new way is what made history.
Mozart? Well, see the great movie, Amadeus, and you will understand better than I can illustrate here. But it is another case in point.
Another one that could be mentioned here is Johnny Cash. As Bruce Springsteen said (not an exact quote)... Johnny Cash broke down barriers to communication and artistic styles and, not only did he break those barriers down, but he showed why it is essential to do so.
Cash's music contains many elements brought together for the first time in different parts of his career.
So the point...? If you want to make music that changes the world, don't just be the latest kid on the block, the most recent rapper in the hood, the newest rocker in the backstreet clubs. Do something that has not been done before by combining elements that are already popular in a new and creative way.
Perhaps this unique combining of other art forms is so impactful because it aligns with the derivation of the word "art" itself. The derivation of the word art basically means... to join together.
The world needs great artists. Start!
What Is Country Music Anyway?
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When many people think of country music, they think of sad songs about lost loves, broken down trucks and runaway dogs. In their minds, they hear all of these woes sung in the traditional twangy country accents of the south. However, these perceptions of country music are far from where this style of music has evolved. Today, country music is one of the most popular genres of music, normally outsold only by rock and pop genres.
Created in the late 19th century, country music has undergone many changes over the years. There are now many sub-genres to this type of music, with some of the sub-genres being commonly played on top 40 radio stations.
To understand country music, it is helpful to know about the instruments commonly associated with it. In country music, one of the most common instruments used is the fiddle (or violin). Some of these instruments can be expensive, but most are relatively inexpensive and are very easily transports since they are light in weight and not overly large. When country music first ‘hit the scene’, the fiddle was practically the only instrument used as accompaniment. However, as the country music style became more popular, the addition of other accompanying instruments became normal. The banjo became popular in some country music pieces in the mid-1800s, while the guitar did not break into the country music scene until the early 1900s. Electric guitars did not become a regular instrument in country music until much later in the 50s. Other various instruments used in country music are the piano (introduced in the 1930s) and the drums (used since the 1960s). Rarely used, but distinctive sounding instruments are used in certain country songs: the accordion, the harmonica, and the washboards.
Country music has roots in several different styles of music. Its beginnings started with the settlers that came from Europe. During that time, many couldn’t read or write, so songs were created to pass history down from one generation to the next. Although country ballads have changed a great deal, going from the original songs about objective, though gruesome, events to more personal, subjective ballads without all the gore.
Today, the sound of country music can sometimes be very similar to other genres of pop and rock. Some country musicians, like Shania Twain, have many songs playing on stations that aren’t considered “country”. There are also musicians, like Sheryl Crow, who are considered pop/rock but have songs popular on country stations.
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