The movie Shut up and Sing was able to light a fire in my heart and feel for the girls in the band. This documentary followed the three members of the “Dixie Chicks” band, and the controversy that has followed the band over the years. The plot was guided by an uproar following a comment Natalie Maines (the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks), that was stated due some disagreements with President Bush at the time.

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During this time in the American History, George Bush was in his first term as president. As the leader during the time of the 9/11 tower attacks President Bush had a quite a backing with him. After it was discovered that the Iraqi’s possibly had weapons of mass destruction on their land (they did not, it was a lie created to go to war), Bush decided it was best for him to send the American troops to war with the Iraqis. As with almost any war, there are backers and there are protesters.Continue reading

Rock and Roll, is and was Rock and Roll, because of Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley was able to combine various types of music from his growing up into his own brand that sent Rock and Roll on a fast track to stardom. Elvis began his career as a lowly man, reaching for a dream, eventually becoming a Rocker and one of the most known musicians in history.

Elvis did not immediately become shine into the spotlight when producers first began hearing of him. auditions. After hearing about the kid Presley, Sun Records boss man Sam Phillips extended the opportunity for Elvis to come in for a recording chance. By the end of audition, Elvis was impressive to Phillips when he showed the dynamic enthusiasm in Elvis and his music. Phillips knew this guy was his winner, he felt Elvis could bridge the gap from the old style of music to a whole new style.

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Elvis was able to combine the black and white sound into his music. The way he moved on stage was often seen as unsavory to many people who were able to see him perform, but this is also what shot him to fame. At first, Elvis was influenced by the country artists at the time. He also was inspired by the gospel music sounds that rang through church when he went with his mother on Sundays.

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