No matter! Within these fields of music there are some really interesting anomalies. Let me give you an example. Take Patsy Cline for example. Patsy had a really unique voice and was extremely popular during her career. Although considered "Country" Patsy crossed platforms and became popular in the "POP" realm too. Patsy only lived until age 30. She died in a plane accident. Here's a quick snapshot.
Millions of her records have sold since her death. She won awards and accolades, leading many to view her as an icon at the level of Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1999, she was voted number 11 on VH1's special, The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll, by members and artists of the rock industry. In 2002, country music artists and industry members voted her Number One on CMT's The 40 Greatest Women of Country Music and ranked 46th in the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" issue of Rolling Stone magazine. According to her 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame plaque, "Her heritage of timeless recordings is testimony to her artistic capacity." (Thanks WIKI)
I'm sure most of you will remember this song as she was popular while we were still alive . ahhhh . in high school. So let's listen to Patsy as she sings "Crazy".
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982), known professionally as LeAnn Rimes, is an American country and pop singer. Known for her rich vocals, Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of the Bill Mack song "Blue", becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972.
Rimes gained national acclaim for her similarity to Patsy Cline's vocal style. When she released her sophomore studio effort in 1997, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, she moved towards country pop material, which set the trend for a string of albums released into the next decade (Thanks Wiki)
Listen to LeAnn and see what you think!
So what does all this mean??? Well, it could mean that if your focus is to narrow, you might miss some really interesting things.
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