Country and Western is an amalgamation of country music and western music.
Country music dates back to 1763 when Colonel Patterson of Kentucky, tired of the bluegrass sound, created the first christian love song upon which all country songs are now based.
Western Music originated in California at roughly the same time. For nearly 100 years, a feud was held disputing the use of trumpets in the music - in fact the only difference between the two styles.
In 1865, Morgan Willis, a pioneering trumpeteer, invented the half-trumpet, allowing country and western to be merged for the first time.
Today, the half-trumpet is an integral part of true country and western.
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