Heartland Rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the United States in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is characterized by a straightforward, traditionalist approach to rock music, with an emphasis on simple, direct lyrics and a strong emphasis on melody. The genre is often associated with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, and Tom Petty, all of whom are considered to be pioneers of the genre. Heartland Rock is often seen as a reaction to the more experimental and progressive rock music of the 1970s, and is often seen as a more accessible and populist form of rock music.


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