Country music has its origins in the blues, church music such as Southern gospel and spirituals, and old-time American folk forms including Appalachian, Cajun, Creole, and cowboy Western styles of New Mexico, Red Dirt, Tejano, and Texas country. It became popularized in the early 1920s in the Southern and Southwestern United States. In the early 1920s, country music was introduced to the American mainstream via commercial radio stations. The first popular country music artist was Jimmie Rodgers, who became known as the "Father of Country Music." Rodgers' style of singing, which incorporated yodeling, helped to spread country music throughout the United States. Other early country stars included Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline. Today, country music is one of the most popular genres of music in the United States. It is also popular in Canada and Australia. Country music has undergone a number of significant changes over the years, but it has remained true to its roots as a form of American folk music. Some of the most popular country music artists today include Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Reba McEntire. These artists have all helped to shape the sound and style of modern country music. Even today, cowboy and frontier ideals influence larger country music, with Western wear, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats being in style among country singers. These images help to solidify country music's connection to its American roots. Country music has diversified considerably in the sixth generation (the 2000s–present). Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many people have observed a move towards patriotism and conservative politics, but twenty years later, many claim that the genre is finally beginning to depart from it. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, rock music's influence on the country became more overt. Many of the bestselling country songs during this time were by Lady A, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift. Hip-hop also began to have an impact on country music with the emergence of country rap. Ready to party with your favorite country stars? We’ve got the biggest and best lineup of country music festivals and summer concerts this year. And we’ve got cheap country concert tickets, so you can party on a budget. Whether you want to see Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw or Miranda Lambert live in concert, we’ve got the tickets for you. So get ready to line dance the night away and get your cheap country concert tickets today at Yadara! For more ticket information, visit our website at Yadara.com.