About.com Country Music
About.com's Country Music site will direct you to just about anything that you want to know about this popular form of music. Internet guide Shelly Fabian has put together an extensive listing of sites that are well organized by categories to help you find information like finding a great new CD or joining an artist's fan club. You can surf the Web all day with this site's extensive set of links.
At Country.com you'll find the latest news on the country music world and feature articles on artists ranging from the superstars of the industry to the up-and-comers. You can also find links to other country artists, a primer on country history and information about country establishments like the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Academy of Country Music.
Country Legends Association
The Country Legends Association in collaboration with the Traditional Country Music Industry aims to preserve the roots of traditional country music through increasingly challenging times. Find out more about how this group seeks to accomplish this goal and how you can become a member by browsing their page.
Country Music Association
The Country Music Association's impressive Web site shows why it is one of the world's premier music organizations. The association's purpose is to foster the creativity of country music by promoting the platform around the world. Read about the history of the organization, its international efforts, and its active involvement in the music industry at their main site.
Country Music Hall of Fame
In May of 2001 the Country Music Hall of Fame will be opening its new facility in downtown Nashville. Check out the plans for the new building in addition to finding out the festivities that they have planned to commemorate this event. Read about country stars old and new and get an annotated history of the Hall as well on this site.
Country Music Research Aid
This site is a good starting point for any research project on country music. It provides a list of books with appropriate background information in addition to a list of periodicals and other published resources focusing on country.
Country Weekly - Country Music: What Every Fan Should Know
Get a decade-by-decade look at the country music industry from its birth in the 20s to its global status in the 90s. Investigate the artists that defined an era and read about how country has changed over the years.
Froggy's Country Storybook
Younger kids who are fans of country music should check out this site. It features famous country stars like Vince Gill, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, and Bryan White narrating classic childhood tales. Put a new spin on stories like "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "The Ugly Duckling," with help from these country superstar's narratives.
International Country Music Association
Country music is a broad term for many different forms of music, as many country fans will tell you. Here, you can find downloadable music shows of your favorite type of country music ranging from traditional to bilingual tunes. In addition, download hits from select artists or simply link on to their Web pages directly from this site.
The Roughstock Network
The Roughstock Network is perhaps the most comprehensive online resource available for keeping informed about country music. Not only do you have access to a scrolling news ticker, updated news events, CD reviews, and featured articles, you can also retrieve lyrics and guitar tabs at their link entitled COWPIE - or Country and Western Pickers of the IntErnet.
Traditional Ballad Index
The Traditional Ballad Index is designed to help people find reference information on folk ballads. Search for ballads by entering titles or keywords. The database offers a variety of information about each song, including a brief description, a bibliography, and historical background.