Here are two videos of fantastic performances. Even if you are not much of a bluegrass listener, the instrumental prowess on display here should both arrest and amaze.
1) Alison Krauss and Union Station playing "Choctaw Hayride"
2) Dobro legend Jerry Douglas and band playing "We Hide and Seek"
And most Americans settle for "pop." How ludicrous. (This goes for "pop country" as well, with repeat offenders such as Rascal Flatts and Shania Twain.)