The Effects of Country Music on Adolescents

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Teens spend an average of 2 1/2 hours listening to music per day, according to an article in the New York Times; in addition, 90 percent of youth have an MP3 player or a CD player in their bedroom. With such heavy use, multitudes of researchers have looked into the impact music has on teen behavior. Even country music can have a dark side, according to research reported by the Center for Youth Studies.

Country Music Affects Teens and Adults Similarly

Country Music Increases Suicide Rates

Country Music Encourages Promiscuity

Negative Messages Aren't Isolated to Country Music

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