The music in the 1960s reflected the life experiences of the singers and composers. Country music sung by Tammy Wynett was about women and men together, married or torn apart. The Beatles sang music about women and men also but it was expressed differently because of their perspective and background. Tammy Wynett wrote from her view as a woman while the Beatles wrote from their view as men. In addition, the music was also influenced by the radical changes happening in America. These included the Kennedy assassination, first woman astronaut to orbit the Earth, and the Vietnam War. In summary most of the music sung in the 60s revolved around what was happening to America in that time period. The sixties exhibited a large change in technology and history. For example, there was the first American to orbit the Earth, Hippies, death of Walt Disney and the Vietnam War. So it was a pretty harsh time.
The Scoop on Rock in the Sixties
If rock music was the same since the 60s, there would be no Backstreet Boys or Spice Girls. There would be the Temptations, Rolling Stones or even the Beatles. A band at this time had a few guitars, drums, and a main vocalist. A bunch of the 60s rock groups got their first big appearance to the rock music fans on the Ed Sullivan Show, which made them extremely popular. So there you have it, the 60s with rock.
Many country singers are members of the Grand Old Opry and a few of them have been a member since the 1960s. The country singers mostly used the guitar, and almost every band had a drum. Most of the country singers now days have the same instruments. We should admire the new and old music of country and listen to the differences and the similarities.