I have noticed that we have no original country music here even if our country is composed of islands, water and mountains. Maybe it is due to the influence of the radio. In the olden times, the radio is the main source of music. That is the reason why local pop became popular. There’s also the so called Pinoy Rock which are rock in Filipino. It was amusing to hear that in the 1970s because of its novelty. But now Pinoy rock is a common genre here. With country music, I guess it will be popular if the radio stations would support the genre.