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Bakersfield sound is a subgenre of country music that originated in Bakersfield, California in the 1950s. It is characterized by a raw, stripped-down sound with twangy electric guitars, prominent drums, and a honky-tonk feel. The lyrics often focus on blue-collar themes and the struggles of everyday life. The genre gained popularity in the 1960s and has influenced many country musicians since.