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RE: What do you think about country music?
Can someone explain the difference between country and western?
12-28-2013 09:46 PM
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(12-28-2013 09:46 PM)speakeasy Wrote:  Can someone explain the difference between country and western?

Country = eastern hillbilly folk music. Western = folk songs about cowboy life written by performers in the western rural states.
12-28-2013 11:33 PM
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RE: What do you think about country music?
Damn, I'm surprised I didn't start this thread! Country is my favorite musical genre!

Here's a slightly sad and mellow joint I love:





Gotta give up some love for Garth Brooks:









An old school entry:





My favorite country song: A very simple and beautiful song




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Not sure how much this last one counts as country, but it was the soundtrack for the greatest western ever made.
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Maybe proto-country, but it moves me more than other versions.
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Not much of a country fan, but I did get into the bluegrasss/folk influenced stuff Garcia did with Grisman.



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01-13-2015 07:14 AM
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In the Midwest you will not find any higher concentration of young hot chicks outside of a country concert. So while I don't really listen to the music, I do go to the concerts.
01-13-2015 10:38 AM
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The perfect country western song. Wait for the last verse, it is hilarious.

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RE: What do you think about country music?
Like others have mentioned, for access to attractive chicks, country concerts are prime.

As far as a type of music I'd actually listen to? I'd rather listen to a heard of cats in heat.

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Best song about fatherhood is a country song




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Red Pill as fuck hahaha
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As a guitarist, I notice that country music is really the only popular music these days where lead guitar still takes prominence in badass solos. I generally like old country music for its genuineness and red pill badassery, but will tolerate some poppy new crap for its instrumentality. So I'll slog through some horrible pop country songs on the radio just to hear some ripping country rock licks. Brad Paisley is a good example of what I'm talking about. This song is almost 20 years old, but he's still around and is definitely a good example of a country "shredder" that has some serious chops.



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RE: What do you think about country music?
I am a fan of roots country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Old-time music. I've felt for some time that Country music suffers from a similar image problem as Rap; Many of its most popular and visible examples are also among its worst. Someone who is not already a fan who hears a Country song while scanning a radio dial or coming out of a window is likely to have their prejudice confirmed by the rural-themed Pop music they hear.

Fender Bender above alludes to this in his comment. American Country, Folk and other types of roots music all have their own genera specific song structures, rhythms, instrumentation, key signatures and lyrical themes that have been largely abandoned in modern music in favor of the same Pop music song structure you here on top 40s songs. Only token instrumentation and lyrical content is retained to give this new Pop-Country a garnish of rural white American culture. If you asked Brittany Spears to play up her southern accent and tossed a fiddle and a slide guitar on one of her albums, it would probably make the Country top 40. Speaking of which, Country actually stills sells a good amount of physical music, mostly CDs. Much more then other popular genera.

Anyway, here's a video of a modern roots-country revival act.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxjkEPNNJbA
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The Op's artist is good. I picked up that album a few months back. I particularly liked the songs "Flying Over Water," and "Live Oak" off of it.

Good country/Americana can be really good, but the bad stuff tends to be very very bad.

Jason Isbell was also on another Americana band called the Drive-By Truckers. He left to purse his solo career, however they are still decent. I liked their album "The Dirty South," quite a bit.

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No Jason Aldean? Strange.
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Point of order: shouldn't this be in the arts section?

(01-13-2015 07:51 PM)Mikan Wrote:  I am a fan of roots country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Old-time music. I've felt for some time that Country music suffers from a similar image problem as Rap; Many of its most popular and visible examples are also among its worst. Someone who is not already a fan who hears a Country song while scanning a radio dial or coming out of a window is likely to have their prejudice confirmed by the rural-themed Pop music they hear.

That's the joke on OK Cupid, white girls saying in their preferences "I like everything except Country and Hip-Hop".

Quote:Fender Bender above alludes to this in his comment. American Country, Folk and other types of roots music all have their own genera specific song structures, rhythms, instrumentation, key signatures and lyrical themes that have been largely abandoned in modern music in favor of the same Pop music song structure you here on top 40s songs. Only token instrumentation and lyrical content is retained to give this new Pop-Country a garnish of rural white American culture. If you asked Brittany Spears to play up her southern accent and tossed a fiddle and a slide guitar on one of her albums, it would probably make the Country top 40. Speaking of which, Country actually stills sells a good amount of physical music, mostly CDs. Much more then other popular genera.

Sheryl Crow did a career revival last year with a country album, and Darius Rucker also had huge crossover success with his album. Country is basically pop music for white people, which is why Rucker's success was such big news. But it's a safe avenue for new white artists - Miley Cyrus (whose dad was big in the 90s country scene) & Taylor Swift both got started as Country and crossed over to pop.

The whole roots music thing I saw happening in the 90's with bands like the Old 97s who had a C&W background but were reacting against the "popification" of those styles. Roots / Folk revival music is huge where I live. Avett Brothers, Elephant Revival, Lumineers, that kind of thing is really huge here. There are several really huge annual folk & bluegrass festivals around the state.
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While I'm not a big country fan myself, I am definitely a fan of country-infused classic rock (The Band, CCR, Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Allman Brothers, Eagles).

This is by far my favorite country rock cover song:



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I love country music. Particularly old-time Appalachian style roots and bluegrass.

We are more folk-based over in the UK countryside, but you won't get kicked out of a folk jam for cracking out the banjo and playing some Old Crow Medicine show.

This is a great little country song. If I'm feeling blue I stick this on and pick up my fiddle. Yeah, I know it's blue pill country feel. Works for some folk. Just because I don't live like that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it. In the absolute back of beyond with no internet, a farm life with a pretty little Southern thing would do me just fine.




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(01-25-2015 11:00 AM)roberto Wrote:  I love country music. Particularly old-time Appalachian style roots and bluegrass.

We are more folk-based over in the UK countryside, but you won't get kicked out of a folk jam for cracking out the banjo and playing some Old Crow Medicine show.

This is a great little country song. If I'm feeling blue I stick this on and pick up my fiddle. Yeah, I know it's blue pill country feel. Works for some folk. Just because I don't live like that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it. In the absolute back of beyond with no internet, a farm life with a pretty little Southern thing would do me just fine.




John Denver is really interesting that he lived in everywhere in America but Appalachia but he wrote 'authentic' songs about it.

I live in the Appalachians in Tennessee. I love it, and you can cross a couple of ridges back from the interstate highway and really isolate yourself without the complete desolation of northern canada or alaska.

For example, google burke's garden Virginia. Its a collapsed mountain crater that created a valley in the middle of a mountain ridge. The vanderbilt family tried to buy the whole thing up at the turn of the century...but that is certainly the kind of place that you could farm and play a banjo on your front porch.

Oh and as for music, this is the local anthem around here:




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The visuals are more condescension than celebration, but there's something about the woman's warbly voice. A good dive-bar jukebox track.


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I love country music.

It makes me feel like the America I want to exist, really does.
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If you need any proof of how much Country pop music sucks nowadays, look no further than this video which dissects and mashes-up six Country songs. All of them sound alike. There ain’t nothin’ “original” added to the mix. “Original” never got anywhere close to the these songs to begin with!

In fact, the evidence so damning, YouTuber Sir Mashalot created his own Top 40 Country pop song.

I created this mashup as an experiment to see if I was crazy, or if I really was hearing the same hit country song over and over again, just sung by different artists. Turns out I wasn’t crazy…

The offending songs put under the microscope for evaluation are:

“Sure Be Cool If You Did”- Blake Shelton
“Drunk on You”- Luke Bryan
“Chillin’ It”- Cole Swindell
“Close Your Eyes”- Parmalee
“This is How We Roll”- Florida Georgia Line
“Ready, Set, Roll”- Chase Rice




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Holy fuck. I actually kind of like that.....I need to stop drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon.

I will say though. Chicks around my rural ass Southern town love country music. Give them a few drinks and throw the radio on to the local country station and their panties melt right off.

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