Poll: Bluegrass/Roots Revival A Cyclical Trend

The widespread fascination with bluegrass and roots music is part of music's cyclical trend, according to a recent Billboard.com poll. Of the 2,638 voters, 45% said that although the music will always

The widespread fascination with bluegrass and roots music is part of music's cyclical trend, according to a recent Billboard.com poll. Of the 2,638 voters, 45% said that although the music will always remain popular with a core audience, its mainstream appeal will fade in time.

Another 20% said that the revival, led by the Lost Highway/Mercury "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, is merely a fad that will eventually go the way of the hula-hoop, disco, and parachute pants.

On the other hand, 24% of respondents said that it's high time the world woke up to the American tradition of roots and bluegrass music, and that it will remain popular. An additional 12% said the revival will last, and as more artists mine the genre, its appeal will broaden.

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