The Appalachian Folk Music is significant in the development of Country music. In the southeastern states they developed their Hillbilly sound, while in the western states and Canada the ‘cowboy‘ music was taking it’s own course of development. These two elements came together in the south (Atlanta, Georgia) to form the Country Music genre of today.
There are six generations of Country music. The first generation began in the 1920’s with a mixture of Appalachian Folk Music and blues. Some of the first recordings released were of hillbilly music by Fiddlin’ John Carson and later by the Carter family and Jimmie Rodgers.