Talk:Nashville sound

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Hank Williams?[edit]

The sample on this page is Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart",which is an example of the Honky Tonk country music genre, not the Nashville Sound genre. It should be changed. Design 06:21, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Charlie Pride[edit]

The article also mentions Charlie Pride's "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" as an example of "Countrypolitan". Earlier in the article it stated that both the "Nashville Sound" and "Countrypolitan" got rid of fiddles and steel guitars from their forms of country music, but "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" uses both and eschews the large string section and vocal background group associated both genres. I don't consider this song to fit either catagory. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:51, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Influenced by Cuban bolero music?[edit]

The article Timeline of trends in music (1950-1959) speaks to an influence by bolero on the Nashville sound. Any input? If so, it would be relevant to this article. Iamvered 18:18, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

More info on countrypolitan[edit]

A little explaination of how the genre countrypolitan came about wouldn't hurt. I know nothing about this genre, and while the explaination of countrypolitan has given me some idea of what it is (i assume it comes from cosmopolitan). Also I wonder if it is all about being mainstream and money does that mean it's a 'sell out' genre? Essentially it would be good to see a little more depth put in by people who know about this sort of thing! Thanks. --Sjmthomas 02:36, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

That's the million dollar question. Hardcore honky tonk or alt country fans usually regard nashville sound / countrypolitan as a sell out genre rather than 'true' country music. Weasel Fetlocks (talk) 16:13, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Nashville sound rock & pop[edit]

This article focuses exclusively on "country" performers (however that be defined) & misses the point that the Nashville sound had a huge influence in Rock & Roll, rockabilly & pop music too. Think of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers - all Nashville recording artists in the late 50s & early 60s, using the Nashville sound trappings of strings, backing singers, love ballads.

When Elvis started working with the Jordanaires, loads of other rockers, honky tonkers and rockabillies followed suit and started using backing groups, & that was pretty much the start of the Nashville sound phenomenon. Buddy Holly's later recordings also followed Nashville sound arrangements (although recorded in New York). & Record companies started putting out vacuous ballad crooners like Pat Boone and Fabian. This was a pretty important moment in the history of rock & rock, when it became more commercial & less rockin', for several years (until the Beatles, Stones, etc.).

The Nashville sound article should definitely acknowledge this, so please add some appropriate content if you can. I'll add some myself when I have time. Weasel Fetlocks (talk) 16:27, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Who was arranger[edit]

Who knows who the main arranger was for the orchestral backings, like the violins for Jim Reeves or Patsy Cline. Reeves' Roomful Of Roses stands out in my mind. George Slivinsky (talk) 20:32, 30 April 2012 (UTC)