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Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:37 am

Ok call me sad but Ive got really into Country of late.

My mate who lives in Vancouver put on a playlist when I went to see him and i couldnt believe it - it was really good. Country has a redneck stigma attached to it, and it has to be the least "cool" genre of music ever. Its seriously uncool over here, but there is something about it. For some reason i found myself really getting into it. Maybe its the honesty of the music, the fun of it all, the hard drinking, hard working and hard falling in love thing they have going on, I dont know. There's a lot to like about cowgirls and reneck women too - Jenn Sterger etc.

Now, four months later, am finding myself listening to a lot of Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Shawn Mullins, Kasey Chambers, Josh Thomson, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich.

Am I on my own on this? I get the impression its really popular in the south of the US, but basically unheard of outside of that.

Anyone else into it? Any recommendations?

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Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:04 am

I don't understand the stigma behind country music and why tons of people seem to hate it for no reason. It's not all that I listen to, and I don't expect everyone to embrace it with open arms, but I find that many people who talk bad about country have never listened to the lyrics or even listened to a full song. It seems that in certain areas and demographics within the US, people hate country music because their friends do, and nobody would be caught dead even giving it a chance.

I mean, yeah...it is generally more "redneck" than R&B or hip-hop, but that's because it's based on an entirely different lifestyle - one where the nearest "club" is hundreds of miles away. People like to talk about country music being associated with "trailer trash," but at the opposite end of the spectrum you can see young college kids from affluent families dancing to raunchy music in nightclubs with a totally different lack of class to it.

In the last few years I've become a huge fan of Keith Urban. He puts a lot of heart & soul into his lyrics, he writes his own songs, and he can REALLY play guitar. I was able to score a front row ticket to one of his shows last summer and it was a total blast. I've also started to like Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry and some other recent groups. I may not be an "authentic" country fan, though, since most of the bands I listen to sort of bridge the gap between rock and country.

I don't mind liking country...whenever someone tries to question my taste in music, I simply mention the lyrics of some of the Top 40 songs they're always dancing to and how superficial and meaningless the songs have become.

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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:26 am

Quoting N243NW (Reply 1):
I don't understand the stigma behind country music and why tons of people seem to hate it for no reason. It's not all that I listen to, and I don't expect everyone to embrace it with open arms, but I find that many people who talk bad about country have never listened to the lyrics or even listened to a full song. It seems that in certain areas and demographics within the US, people hate country music because their friends do, and nobody would be caught dead even giving it a chance.

I mean, yeah...it is generally more "redneck" than R&B or hip-hop, but that's because it's based on an entirely different lifestyle - one where the nearest "club" is hundreds of miles away. People like to talk about country music being associated with "trailer trash," but at the opposite end of the spectrum you can see young college kids from affluent families dancing to raunchy music in nightclubs with a totally different lack of class to it.

In the last few years I've become a huge fan of Keith Urban. He puts a lot of heart & soul into his lyrics, he writes his own songs, and he can REALLY play guitar. I was able to score a front row ticket to one of his shows last summer and it was a total blast. I've also started to like Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry and some other recent groups. I may not be an "authentic" country fan, though, since most of the bands I listen to sort of bridge the gap between rock and country.

I don't mind liking country...whenever someone tries to question my taste in music, I simply mention the lyrics of some of the Top 40 songs they're always dancing to and how superficial and meaningless the songs have become

Welcome to my RU list buddy.

I could not agree more with everything you say. I despise that "urban/R&B" thing - guns, gotta get paid, beehatches, gees, hoes, Phillies, blunts, nines and get rich or die trying etc. Glamourises guncrime, gang culture, drugs, materialism and objectification of women. Nothing sadder than middle class white kids from the country grinding each other wishing they were gangsters and trying to talk like they ghetto, ho. etc.

Not heard any Keith Urban or Lady Antelbellum but if they are country/rock crossover then I'm all over them - thats very much my thing.

Any other recommendations?
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:37 am

I too don't understand the stigma, if one still exists, and some of it is formulaic at times, but there is far greater musicianship in Nashville today than anywhere else probably.

I hate some of the mainstream Auto-tune crap they've done, but on balance, there is some really good music in the genre, although it's a wide genre now.
 
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:52 am



Quoting Slider (Reply 3):
but there is far greater musicianship in Nashville today than anywhere else probably.

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Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
I could not agree more with everything you say. I despise that "urban/R&B" thing - guns, gotta get paid, beehatches, gees, hoes, Phillies, blunts, nines and get rich or die trying etc. Glamourises guncrime, gang culture, drugs, materialism and objectification of women. Nothing sadder than middle class white kids from the country grinding each other wishing they were gangsters and trying to talk like they ghetto, ho. etc.

Exactly. I think one of the reasons that people in the "popular" demographic resent country music and its associated lifestyle is because of its "simplicity" and thus implied lack of intelligence and culture.

In fact, a lot of country I've listened to has taught me things that I otherwise had forgotten in today's world...namely the beauty of simple things and how it really takes very little to be happy. With today's materialism and over-sexed pop culture, it's no wonder that many people have lost touch and rely on artificial pleasure to get them through hard times or even good times.

As I mentioned, I don't really listen to a wide variety of country artists at present (I'm still getting my feet wet, too), but I'll let you know if I come across any other suggestions. I'm sure a lot of other members are well-versed in things like classic country from decades ago, which you might want to check out as well.

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Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:04 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):

Personally, I'm more of a country traditionalist than any of you guys. Frankly, I'm tired of the crossover crap Nashville has tried to shove down America's throat the last ten years of so. I like Lady A and Sugarland. but I can't stand any of the rest of those artists. I haven't heard anything from Kasey Chambers in ten years! I'm shocked she's still around! Just goes to show you what doesn't get airplay over here can be huge in Europe.

My favorite artists are people like Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, the early '90s stuff especially. Newer artists I love include Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Zac Brown Band, and Chris Young. But I also have Conway Twitty, George Jones, Keith Whitley, Vern Gosdin, and Merle Haggard in my collection also.

OTOH, I agree, the musicianship in Nashville is ten times better than anything the pop or rock world would ever turn out. I got teased mercilessly for liking country music when I was a kid (12-13 years old), That waned over time, especially once people started listening to the actual lyrics.

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Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:07 pm

Quoting N243NW (Reply 4):
In fact, a lot of country I've listened to has taught me things that I otherwise had forgotten in today's world...namely the beauty of simple things and how it really takes very little to be happy. With today's materialism and over-sexed pop culture, it's no wonder that many people have lost touch and rely on artificial pleasure to get them through hard times or even good times.

Correct. Here are two quotes that say it all: "Rock 'n Roll is what happens on the weekend. Country music is about what happens during the week." and "Country music is two things, three chords and the truth."

One of the things I love about country is how relatable the songs are. Try that with today's techno-crap.
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:16 pm

I love country music, at least the stuff that was made before Gretchen Wilson and a few other people decided to turn it into "Let's-see-how-redneck-we-can-be" lovefest inspiring a deluge of REALLY BAD "I'm so hick" songs in the mid 2000's. I mean really, when Little Big Town is sining that they're proud to be "born and raised in the boondocks" (they're from Marietta, Georgia, one of the whitest, yuppiest suburbs in Atlanta, and certainly devoid of "crawdad holes") things are getting beyond ridiculous. Thankfully that delightful trend is starting to die out. I'll single out two "artists" who have made it really difficult to enjoy country music since about 2000 because they have been everywhere: Kenny Chesney, and Taylor Swift. Neither one of them can sing and their songs sound exactly the same.

The "crossover" thing was cool when it was just Shania, because it made her unique (although her first two albums are decidedly country, with almost no pop at all). Then they tried to make EVERYBODY a crossover, and it was just too much. Sidenote, did anybody else think it was a bit ridiculous for Faith Hill to say she was a "Mississippi Girl" after seeing her writhe around in the desert covered only by a flesh-colored bed sheet???

Quoting N243NW (Reply 1):
It seems that in certain areas and demographics within the US, people hate country music because their friends do, and nobody would be caught dead even giving it a chance.

Most people still associate country music with Hank Williams and Kitty Wells. Hard to argue with somebody not being able to tolerate that, but their parents didn't like that, so they never listened to the new stuff that came out in the 1970's and 80's...and the trend continues.
 
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:17 pm

I'm a big fan of Steve Earle, I know that his political views may grate with a lot of people but you have to admire his passion ( as well as his music). If you are in to Americana it is worth checking out a young guy from Chicago called Joe Pug, register on his website www.joepugmusic.com and you can download some of his tracks for free and he'll even send you some free cd's to give to your mates. For those of us in the UK he will be in session on Bob Harris Country, BBC Radio 2, 16/12/10 at 7pm
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:27 pm

While I'm not a big fan of country music in the traditional sense, some country music has crossed over to pop music. Look at Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Dixie Chicks, Lonestar, etc etc. I think the stigma has died down and you hear some of the above artist on top 40 music station nowadays.

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Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:42 pm

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Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:12 pm

I'm a big fan of both Keith Urban and Taylor Swift......  
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:26 pm

Interesting that people mention techno etc - it may or may not come as a surprise to you guys but I have DJed trance and progressive house in London and have done so for ten years in clubs and bars.

Just a joy of loving different kinds of music.  
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:58 pm

Big fan of Loretta Lynn. Like Tammy, Patsy, Dolly, and Kenny. Don't care for the rest!
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:03 am

Quoting trident3 (Reply 8):
I'm a big fan of Steve Earle

So am I! I love Guitar Town and Copperhead Road in particular.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 7):

True, I couldn't stand Shania and all of that "crossover" crap that came out in '99 through '02. Turns out she was being manipulated by her ex-husband and never got to record any of her own stuff.

Actually, I love Kenny Chesney, but get tired of having the same songs crammed down my throat by local radio. They did that with Tim, Taylor, and Faith to the point that I can't stand their stuff anymore. Oh, I like Faith's earlier stuff, but you won't catch me listening to anything from her since '99.
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:56 am

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 14):
True, I couldn't stand Shania and all of that "crossover" crap that came out in '99 through '02. Turns out she was being manipulated by her ex-husband and never got to record any of her own stuff.

Where'd you hear that??? I actually love Shania  mn

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 14):
Oh, I like Faith's earlier stuff, but you won't catch me listening to anything from her since '99.

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Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:03 am

Current Country Music and current Rock and Roll Music was much better

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):
Now, four months later, am finding myself listening to a lot of Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Shawn Mullins, Kasey Chambers, Josh Thomson, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich.


Do yourself a big favor and listen to some real country music: Hank Williams Sr, George Jones, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Marty Robins, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Eddie Arnold, Patsy Cline, Charley Pride. Cowboy Copus, Tom T Hall, Hawksaw Hawkins, Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Rodrigues, Freddie Fender, Chet Atkens and I could go on and on. The bottom line is that there is a vast treasure trove of old country music that is much better than the modern stuff.

By the way the same goes for Rock and Roll.
 
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:17 am

Quoting luckyone (Reply 15):
Where'd you hear that???

When she divorced him, all that stuff became public. Just do a generic search on Shania Twain-Mutt Lange divorce, and you'll hear all the details.
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:01 am

Can't say I'm a huge country fan but I do like some older country artist.
My favorites;

Jerry Reed
Johnny Paycheck
Roy Clark
Kenny Rodgers
Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:23 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):
Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Nope, that's it. Superfly, Carl and a few others. End of story.
Mods, please lock the thread.
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:12 pm

Quoting N243NW (Reply 1):
People like to talk about country music being associated with "trailer trash,"

Trailer trash usually listens to classic rock and hip hop, at least that is what I hear in these parts.

I am classic country music fan. I have not listened to new country since 1995. If it wasn't originally sold on 8 track or LP I don't like it! I have a very large collection of country 8 tracks, LPs, and 45s. I have a juke box filled with classic country 45s in my kitchen.

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Quoting 474218 (Reply 16):
Do yourself a big favor and listen to some real country music: Hank Williams Sr, George Jones, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Marty Robins, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Eddie Arnold, Patsy Cline, Charley Pride. Cowboy Copus, Tom T Hall, Hawksaw Hawkins, Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Rodrigues, Freddie Fender, Chet Atkens and I could go on and on. The bottom line is that there is a vast treasure trove of old country music that is much better than the modern stuff

All good stuff. I like the old stuff becuase it is all about drinkin', cheatin' and having a good time. The new stuff is too much love and mushy stuff to suit me.

Some of my favorite drinking songs:
Just Good Ole Boy's; Moe Bandy/Joe Stampley
Rednecks, Whitesox and Blue Ribbon Beer; Johnny Russell
Pop a Top; Jim Ed Brown
Redneck Mothers; Bobby Bare (talks about drinking Falstaff)
Drink Boys Drink; Jim Ed Brown
Wine me up; Hank Thompson
The Lord Knows I'm Drinking; Cal Smith

The list goes on and on!
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:03 pm

Ok, fine. Superfly, Carl, BRYAN and a few others.
Otherwise...THAT'S IT!
Now, please lock the thread.
  
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:53 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 21):
Ok, fine. Superfly, Carl, BRYAN and a few others.
Otherwise...THAT'S IT!
Now, please lock the thread.


I take it Kevin's not a country music fan. Myself I like all music, Country/Rock/R&B/Jazz/Bluegrass you name it, if it was recorded before 1975!
 
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Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:45 pm

Whilst I have very little American country music in my collection, there are some songs in my playlists that play pretty frequently, Steve Earle features heavily along with a couple of others.

Mostly I listen to Folk music, which has enjoyed something of a resurgence in the UK of late. My favorite folk band would be Show of Hands (it is not often you can make a band work with two multi-instrumentalist lead singers), who I seen in Sheffield cathedral just a few weeks ago, along with Jackie Oates, another favorite. Both of them give you a pleasant blend of their own songs influenced by the modern world, and traditional folk songs from the bygone centuries. It is just a shame that most people think of folk music as entirely Irish music with lots of "diddly dee" lines. Not to belittle traditional Irish music, but there is so much more to folk as a whole than that.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 12):
Just a joy of loving different kinds of music.

Indeed. Although trance/R&B/dance etc are not to my personal tastes, some of my other tastes could not be much more different to the tales of ancient mining disasters and lives spent at sea that can feature quite frequently in old folk. Heavy metal for example. And indeed some unlikely sounding Celtic inspired metal from Brazil of all places, but that is for another thread...

Quoting 474218 (Reply 16):
The bottom line is that there is a vast treasure trove of old country music that is much better than the modern stuff.

By the way the same goes for Rock and Roll.

I wouldn't say necessarily better than, there are always extremely talented musicians out there, but there is an unfortunate trend towards ignoring older music in favour of what is "now". This is an especially sad trend in genres such as folk and country that started out largely as a way of telling stories and remembering your history. Where we came from.

This is why I have to mention one of my other all time favourite bands, The Spinners. As in the 1960s folk band (and first band to have major success in the UK with a multi-racial lineup), not the 1970s soul band, also good.

I do think that in the genres of folk and country do require a much higher standard of musicianship to be successful than other genres, but there is plenty of talent wherever you look, just unfortunately some great pretenders about. In pop and rock particularly in my view.
 
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:58 pm

I'm by no means remotely a connoisseur but I do like me some Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus et co., Joan Osborne's country album (yes that Joan Osborne), Dixie Chicks, Loretta Lynn, and even the new crossover stuff like Lady Antebellum and Shania Twain that's really just pop where someone in the studio pressed the "add instant twang" button. I love Ryan Adams and some of his stuff crosses solidly into country territory. What I don't like is the "I got a truck and a big hat and here's a slide guitar" country stuff. To me country songs are about telling a great story in a simple manner, so just singing about how "country" you are is a turn off. Same with hip hop that only sings about how rich/thug they are but that's another ball of wax.

Quoting N243NW (Reply 1):
I don't understand the stigma behind country music and why tons of people seem to hate it for no reason

I like the uncomplicated-ness of country music, and I think that simplicity sometimes comes across as "dumb" to a lot of people, plus some of the instruments often used in country music are probably an acquired taste. I think it's the steel guitar that's great in small doses but can quickly sound like a herd of dying cats if it's over done.
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:45 pm

One of the largest annual country music festivals is right here in Belmont County, Ohio, across the river from Wheeling West Virginia. Called "Jamboree In the Hills", it is held the third weekend each July, Thursday through Sunday, and attracts about 100,000 fans each year, from all over the country. It's been going on now for something over 30 years. There is a building with the stage, and the crowd sits all along the hillside to enjoy the many artists over 4 days. It goes on, rain or shine.

Brad Paisley is from the Ohio Valley. He and I were friends and taught students for the same music studio back when he was just graduating from high school and had hopes of going to Nashville and making a name for himself. I guess he managed to realize his dream! LOL
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:04 pm

Keith Urban is country? :P (and, just to throw in an egregious brush with fame, I sang Christmas carols at his and Nicole's family Christmas party a couple of years ago).

I'm not a big fan, although quite enjoy many of the acts mentioned. But much prefer the country versions to the "pop" versions of most mainstream "country" artists.

Which gets us back to Keith Urban......  
 
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:03 am

One here as well..
I like some of the modern country like Justin Moore, Gary Allan etc.
Some of the old stuff from Johnny Cash and Jerry Reed is cool as well.
 
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:39 am

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 27):
One here as well..

Jeez! They keep coming out of the woodwork!

Quoting 474218 (Reply 22):
I take it Kevin's not a country music fan.

I prefer Western music to Country. Stuff like the theme from the movie "The Magnificent Seven" and railroad songs from Hank Williams. In fact, I like any Western music about the railroads or going to jail. Country music is HipHop for rednecks where as Western music is the white mans blues.   
Bluegrass fiddle music is pretty good. Anybody see Steve Martin playing banjo in a bluegrass band on PBS recently? Freaking guy is pretty good with a banjo!

Quoting 474218 (Reply 22):
Myself I like all music,

That's what I like about you Carl! We'll compare notes when you come out for the next Planes of Fame or Edwards air show.

Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 25):
Brad Paisley

Is that his real name?

Quoting Kent350787 (Reply 26):
Keith Urban

Yeah....and mah name is Kevin Truckstop!

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Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:44 am

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 28):
Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 25):
Brad Paisley

Is that his real name?

Yes, it is.
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:07 am

Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 29):
Yes, it is.

He should have been in an acid rock band.   

How about "Psycadelic Country" music?
  
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:30 am

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 28):
Jeez! They keep coming out of the woodwork!

Another one here, I go back to the days of huddling around an AM Radio hoping the atmospheric conditions were right to be able to receive WWVA from Wheeling, West Virginia. Very spotty reception in those days. Very early 50's on the East Coast.
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:12 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Thread starter):
For some reason i found myself really getting into it. Maybe its the honesty of the music, the fun of it all, the hard drinking, hard working and hard falling in love thing they have going on, I dont know.

It appears as if you stole this line from my head. Country music is just all that and more.... and guess what? I was born in the Dominican Republic.. a country where Spanish is everything, which is mostly on Merengue (and Bachata nowadays) but I've been living in Puerto Rico since I was six. I witnessed the rise of reggaeton and well, here is mostly ballads and urban in Spanish but very well mixed with US mainstream. Then add the never dying Salsa, Merengue and as of most recent, Bachata to the mix.

What I mean by this is that Country is basically dead here and also for the people around me. The most country styled song I've heard played on the radio, was Picture by Kid Rock and Cheryl Crow. We do have all the country to pop crossovers as in mainland USA, but picture felt real country (or more country than current pop styles).

So... yes, I love country. It is the honesty, the music (every music element is just so perfect) the fun of it... and I've had to find and learn about it on my own, which has made it a bit harder I guess. But thankfully, the internet is full of it.

My favorites so far:

Keith Urban
Brad Paisley
Sugarland
Tim McGraw
George Strait
Josh Turner
Randy Travis
Alison Kraus
Garth Brooks
Rodney Adtkins

Some of the songs that I never get tired of listening:

Awful Beautiful Life
Nothin' to Loose
She's Everything
Celebrity
One NIght at a Time
The Chair
Wrapped
Your Man
Would You go With Me
Letters from Home
Making Memories of Us

I now dream on going to a live concert but when or where. I don't think there's enough people who like Country here in the island as to fill one row of seats. So I'll have to go to mainland... but one day.

In conclusion of this long post... I have no idea what people has against country but I, living in the Caribbean, have fallen in love with it.
 
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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:07 pm

Quoting regupilot (Reply 32):
I now dream on going to a live concert but when or where. I don't think there's enough people who like Country here in the island as to fill one row of seats. So I'll have to go to mainland... but one day.

In conclusion of this long post... I have no idea what people has against country but I, living in the Caribbean, have fallen in love with it.


As I mentioned earlier I like a lot of different types of music. Just yesterday I was listening my "Soca Parang Christmas" album by Scrunter with "Piece Ha Pork", "Home Made Wine" and "Anita". How many people do you think would show up for a Scrunter Concert in say ... Wyoming?
 
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:37 pm

The one country album I can listen to over and over and over again is Jerry Reed's Sweet Love Feelings (1978).

You Know What
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hIo1T8orkE&feature=related

Reverend Joe Henry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0fTd8BAYUc&feature=related

Busted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtVqyhw1vL4&feature=related

Banjo Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW-Tyi6vO6E&feature=related

Hold On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8hGcxMNJPk&feature=related

I Feel For You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ZsXzGXf1I&feature=related

I can smell the whiskey listening to Jerry Reed.

New Country music (1988 and newer) should be flushed down the toilet.
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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:55 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 34):
The one country album I can listen to over and over and over again is Jerry Reed's Sweet Love Feelings (1978).


In the late 70's I saw Jerry Reed in concert at Knott's Berry Farm. After the concert we were waiting in line for one of the rides, I took out my cigarettes and one of these guys were walking by says, that's my brand can I bum one? It was Jerry Reed. He said said you know Tareyton's are the cigarettes Elvis smokes. He gave my wife an autograph and a kiss and off they went.
 
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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:57 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 28):
I prefer Western music

I always liked the Bakersfield sound and its creator Buck Owens....

The sounds out of Texas were generaly western not country. That is why it used to be country & western music.
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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:54 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 34):
New Country music (1988 and newer) should be flushed down the toilet.

It's 10x better than any of the other "music" made today. I basically listen to country, with a little bit of other stuff thrown in occasionally. I really don't have any of the current artists I don't like. George Strait has to be one of my favorites, as well as Garth Brooks. Seeing him in concert a few years ago was amazing, by the way. Back when he did that 10 show series in Kansas City, I was at the first night (for less that the face value of the tickets I would add), it was amazing. He just kept playing and wouldn't leave the stage.

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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:51 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 35):
He gave my wife an autograph and a kiss and off they went.

Jerry Reed stole your wife?  Wow!
Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 37):
It's 10x better than any of the other "music" made today.

No argument there.
I just don't bother listening to new music perid.
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Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:46 pm

I'm a fan of country music, got started by listening to years of Kenny Rogers, one of my all time favourite artists. I also like Tracey Byrd, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney among others.

It's brilliant music, so much better than a lot of the crap that is reeled out. Tracey Byrd's "The Truth About Men" is a brilliant album.
 
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Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:34 pm

These guys are pretty good !

http://www.thestellasmusic.com/
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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:48 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 36):
The sounds out of Texas were generaly western not country.

not so generally.

Western Swing is one sub genre with Bob Wills as the founder and Asleep At The Wheel as the currently best western swing band. They even teamed up with the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra. Wirth buying the CD.

Then we have "Outlaw" with good ole Willie and all his followers.

Geroge Strait stands for "regular" country music , The Dixie Chicks certainly can do country but sell cross-over.

I would classify Lucinda Williams as "Americana" .

There's a wide spectrum of what is generally classified as country and it's not less in Austin than in Nashville.
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RE: Any Other Country Music Fans On A-net?

Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:20 pm

forgot to mention, "classic" western from Texas would be Michael Martin Murphy.

From Phoenix but with one of the best ever western ballads (El Paso) was the late Marty Robbins

Then we have the Mexican influenced artists, I am not sure if Freddie Fender considered himself "Tejano", Tish Hinojosa certainly does.

All in all, from Bakersfield via Austin and the Lousiana swampland to Nashville and Maces Springs Va., country music offers a wide spectrum.
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