Charlotte Country Music

Charlotte Music
10:36 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Before Nashville, There Was Charlotte

Old 78 records.

Before Nashville became the country music capital of the country, Charlotte was a major center for early country and blues artists to record. Record companies looking for new sounds outside the big cities of the north came to Charlotte several times between the late '20s and '40s in search of “hillbilly” and “race” music as it was called back then.

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