A recent study funded by the Country Music Association and covered by The Tennessean uncovered some interesting facts that corroborate some of the findings from an earlier posting about country music:
- About 2 in 5 Americans ages 18 to 54 consider themselves country music fans.
- About 5% of American adults consider themselves "countryphiles," or exceptionally passionate fans of the genre.
- They're predominantly Caucasian, more female than male, and are evenly distributed across all age groups and income levels.
- They feel that country music represents their value system.
- They hate it when an artist like John Mellencamp dabbles in the music but doesn't stay there long. They're happy to embrace a new artist in the country genre though.
- And most surprising, 50% of country music fans DO NOT have home Internet access.