Two styles of music that are often thought of as interchangeable are, in reality, anything but!
OK, here’s a question for you: What kind of music do they have at Bob’s Country Bunker? Do you know? According to the wife of the owner, they have both kinds: “Country AND Western.”
If you’re a fan of the 1979 movie The Blues Brothers, you know this is a joke from the film. The audience is amused by her certainty that there are only two kinds of music and that they, at Bob’s, proudly offer both to their patrons.
But the joke also turns on the fact that most people assume that country-western music is one unified thing. Country music and western music are related, as many genres of