Music Genres

Hey guys,

Welcome back!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

Today I just wanted talk a bit about the different styles of music and how to  differentiate them, because sometimes I find I get confused with all the different genres. So here are a few of my favourite genres that are commonly used and  known by everyone.


Country music can be defined by ‘simple chords, strong storyline, memorable chorus and country instruments’. Simple harmonies allow the music to be easily played and remembered. Strong storylines tell a tale. A memorable chorus supports the storyline and also assists with easy recall. Country instruments, such as the guitar, banjo, fiddle and harmonica create the distinctive country music sound.

  • Danny Gokey
  • Carrie underwood
  • Chris August
  • Josh Turner
style of popular music, developed by disc jockeys and urban blacksin the late 1970s, in which an insistent, recurring beat pattern provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter glibly intoned by a vocalist or vocalists.
  • Lecrae
  • Andy Munro
  • Trip Lee
  • Nate  Feuerstein (NF)
  • Tedashii
  • Derek Minor
  • Toby Mac



A style of music developed by African Americans that combines blues and jazz, characterized by a strong backbeatand repeated variations on syncopated instrumental phrases.
  • Mandisa
  • Mary Mary
  • Mali Music
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Cece Winans
  • BeBe Winans



Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, latin and country. It usually uses the basic format (often the verse_chorus structure).

  • Hollyn
  • Switchfoot
  • Newsboys
  • Capital Kings
  • Toby Mac
  • Tenth Avenue North
  • for King and Country
  • Rachel Lampa
  • Leeland
  • Royal Tailor



Contemporary music is music made today, in this generation. In the 60s and 70s music was contemporary in its day, at the time it was made.   It’s genres would include(but not limited to) blues, country, electronic/dance,experimental, folks,hip hop, funk,jazz ,pop and rock, etc.

  • Casting Crown
  • Chris Tomlin
  • MercyMe
  • Third Day
  • Matthew West
  • for King and Country
  • Kari Jobe
  • Lauren Daigel

I love country music it just has that happy funky grove that just make me want to sing and dance everyone I listen to it. My favourite country singer is Carrie Underwood! Her voice is fenominal and so dynamic her vocal range is amazing.

For contemporary singers I love Kari Jobe and Lauren Daigel. To find out more about why I love these two artists go checkout my blog post on My Favourite artists.

Well, that’s it from me today but  really hope you guys found my post helpful and enjoyable to read.

What are your favourite music genres and the artists that carry that style if music?





2 thoughts on “Music Genres

  1. T. R. Noble says:

    Girl, so many of the bands/singers listed I love too : ) . Mandisa, Casting Crowns, Hollyn, and my goodness I was SO happy to see someone else familiar with Tenth Avenue North. Beautiful lists ❤

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