Alternative country is referred for the “Americana”and also defined for the country music. It includes the acts which differ significantly in style from mainstream and pop country music. It used to describe the country music bands and artists which have incorporated influences ranging from the Roots Rock, Punk Rock, Alternative Rock and Honky-Tonk.
It attempts to combine the punk and country that were pioneered by the Jason and Scorchers, in the late 1980s southern Californian cowpunk with the bands like The Long Ryders. These styles are fully merged in Uncle Tupelo’s 1990 LP no depression, which is credited for being the first “Alternative country” album. Members and associated figure with the Uncle Tupelo formed major bands in the genre are Wilco, Son Volt and Bottle Rockets.
In the late 1990s the term Alternative Country Music begins and used to describe the diverse group of musicians and singers operating from outside the traditions and industry of the mainstream country music. No Depression is the best known magazine genre has been declared, it covered by the Alternative Country Music. Uncle Tupelo Alternative country music has continued to grow and explore the new areas. Billboard’s Chet Flippo suggest the four categories that are helpful in classifying this disparate genre. Alternative country music has the strong fan base in Chicago, Austin and Raleigh in addition of the regular music festival and the internet has played a crucial role in its growth.
America “No Depression” folder generates the substantial material and led it for the establishment of two central alternative country electro mailing list that are postcard and postcard II. Postcard discussed about the work of Uncle Tupelo and its offspring bands while Postcard II was designed to cover the other Alternative Country bands. Both lists provide a network of support for Alternative Country music and artists.