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RE: What do you think about country music?
Top 40 country has been horrid for the past 20 years, but I looove alt country and California honkytonk.

A few of my favorites:

Dwight Yoakam




Lindi Ortega


01-27-2015 12:00 PM
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RE: What do you think about country music?
One of the great things about country is it's such an expansive genre. Once you get away from the top 40 trucks n' beer shit it's hard to tell where country becomes rockabilly, bluegrass, Americana, etc. I'm more into the bluegrass, especially instrumental improv, but there is a great deal of collaboration with country in songs like this non-beta C&W classic redone by some bluegrass heavyweights -





Bluegrass has some great road and wanderlust songs which might hit home with more than a few here. And they're not even all about travelling by train





Rounding out the set with some improvisational Americana by the guy who revised the book on it





One of the dwindling number of genres where actual musical chops still matter. Guys like Chris Thile can hold their own with the best classically trained musicians in the world.
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RE: What do you think about country music?
I really love a lot of older American country music (maybe surprisingly for a Finn). Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, George Jones, DAC, Steve Young... The artist in the OP is definitely better than modern pop country, but to me his sound is a bit too smooth and clean.

But to bring something to the table that most of you certainly haven't heard, some Finnish country music:










And some American favorites









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RE: What do you think about country music?




George Strait is the man.

I like Jason Isbell a lot.

Good country is really just a great form of folk music. Bad country is horseshit that makes me want to punch someone. I agree with a lot of this thread, glad I found it.

Relevant:



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RE: What do you think about country music?
(12-28-2013 01:52 PM)speakeasy Wrote:  
(12-28-2013 12:23 PM)Laurifer Wrote:  Just gonna leave this here.

http://youtu.be/WySgNm8qH-I

Damn. That was awful. Is that what they call "The Nashville Sound"?

One of my good friends would always listen to this kind of "music" ( and I use the term lightly)

He would be all obnoxious when we drove around doing his hand up and down like the douchbags in these videos too. He couldn't understand why I didn't like it. I started making fun of this shit in front of him and other friends who would laugh at my pithy devastations of this music and he wouldn't laugh along.

When he asked my I didn't like it, I tried to explain to him why this music wasn't good and why he was wrong to like it. It fell on deaf ears.

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RE: What do you think about country music?
Great Finnish songs Blobert! I have no idea what he is singing about but I can imagine Jarno touches on key country themes like his woman, dog, truck and the Finnish Troops? Banana

A little Alberta Prairie classic...




Another gem from the Great White North... Reminds me of those long, lonely drives I used to take across the prairies in Saskatchewan.




But now, living down in the American Heartland, I have come to love the classic American sound...


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RE: What do you think about country music?
Mike Skinner of 'The Streets' (lyrical pioneer of the 2000s, at least in the UK) did a full 3 hour radio show for BBC Radio 6 on the brilliance of Country lyrics this weekend. For those in the UK or who can access BBC links, here it is.
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RE: What do you think about country music?
Love country.. Used to listen to it a lot at work. Can be real uplifting, I like to listen to it when I'm cooking as well. Long drives with no destination in mind and a country playlist is a great way to clear your mind. My dad used to play Johnny Cash all the time growing up.. definitely one of my favourite artists. I live in the 'country' capital of Canada, it's huge here in Alberta.. The country station in Calgary is the most listened to station.

Anyway, here's a couple favourites.

















And the all time favourite..







Way to send me down a 5 hour rabbit hole Roosh.

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RE: What do you think about country music?
I love it although, I prefer Texas and Outlaw country to most of the mainstream stuff. I also have a serious weakness for country girls.

Some country that I like...












This should be the theme song of the county where I reside here in Florida...




P4P anthem



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RE: What do you think about country music?
BUMP!

I got the Sirius XM in my car and in my place, I keep it locked to Channel 60, OUTLAW COUNTRY. Here are some good songs that I have heard on that station in the last little bit.

In the words of Mojo Nixon, "I LOOOOOOOOVE COUNTRY!"

I like this guy from Oklahoma, John Moreland. He has quite the physique:
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Can't find any studio versions on Youtube so here is a Band Camp link to a sweet song.
https://johnmoreland.bandcamp.com/track/...ptist-rain

Here is a good song by one guy who broke off from that alternative country band Uncle Tulepo. Good jam here




Speaking of Midwestern alt-country here is a more recent tune by The Jayhawks out of Minnesota. This is hipster as hell and the ghost of Waylon Jennings would kick my ass for listening to this shit. Its awesome though!




HALFTIME: Obligatory Jason Isbell tune




Here is a band called Shinyribs from Austin I believe, grab a plate of good BBQ before tucking into this tune
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Again nothing good on Youtube but I enjoy the heck out of this one via Bandcamp:
https://shinyribs.bandcamp.com/track/tak...ke-charles

Say "PLAY SUMMER OF 69!" to Ryan Adams if you ever see him




Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle. Truly a great talent, I like him better than his dad!




Anyone got some good tunes going these days?
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RE: What do you think about country music?
I'll say this about country; their groupies / female fans are orders of magnitude hotter than the rock groupies.

I should have been a country musician instead of a rocker.
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RE: What do you think about country music?
This is some good shit. Alejandro Escovedo -- Some 65 year old just killing it with the Mexi-Alt-Country hybrid... OUTSTANDING!

https://soundcloud.com/alejandro-escovedo-694098699
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RE: What do you think about country music?
I totaly love this band. Their music is addictive and lyrics are awesome.... some of them are deep, other are funny. I can´t get enough of their music since I heard first song, it had already been some years.
In part of the world where I live country music is considered to be something totaly "out", but almost everyone I play this music to, loves it too, including girls.







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RE: What do you think about country music?
Not my style, but here is Sean Hannity's theme song on Patriot radio:





I always get invites and discounted/free tickets to shows like this. The music ain't great, but the eye candy is off the charts. What Maverick calls a "target-rich environment".
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RE: What do you think about country music?
Love some of the old school country, appalachian music, etc.

As far as mainstream country I think this just about sums it up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTUP4ET2IE0
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RE: What do you think about country music?
(11-26-2016 09:25 PM)komatiite Wrote:  This is some good shit. Alejandro Escovedo -- Some 65 year old just killing it with the Mexi-Alt-Country hybrid... OUTSTANDING!

https://soundcloud.com/alejandro-escovedo-694098699

I got some for ya:




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RE: What do you think about country music?
(11-27-2016 11:39 AM)Gustavus Adolphus Wrote:  Not my style, but here is Sean Hannity's theme song on Patriot radio:

I always get invites and discounted/free tickets to shows like this. The music ain't great, but the eye candy is off the charts. What Maverick calls a "target-rich environment".

You happened to pick the quintessential crappy country radio single. That music video looks like a trailer for Idiocracy.

Truth is though, most of the country people I know are into that ish, and I still love hanging out with them. I can overlook ishy stuff on the radio just fine when I'm having a good time around a bonfire with people that aren't uptight and don't give a F about what's "correct".
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RE: What do you think about country music?
I really like (old) bluegrass. The new stuff is as much a beta boy whine as anything else, with few exceptions.
There is a really good documentary, Give Me the Banjo! which is a quote from Mark Twain. It's so good, youtube charges for it, and price went up over time. It is worth every penny.




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(11-28-2016 05:13 PM)RatInTheWoods Wrote:  


That's a sick song. I remember my dad played it a lot on road trips when I was a kid. Sopranos peppers and eggs soundtrack
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RE: What do you think about country music?
(11-27-2016 11:39 AM)Gustavus Adolphus Wrote:  Not my style, but here is Sean Hannity's theme song on Patriot radio:





I always get invites and discounted/free tickets to shows like this. The music ain't great, but the eye candy is off the charts. What Maverick calls a "target-rich environment".

This shit is cancer. Steve Earle said it best in a recent interview:

"The best stuff coming out of Nashville is all by women except for Chris Stapleton. The guys just wanna sing about getting f***ed up. They're just doing hip hop for people who are afraid of black people. I like the new Kendrick Lamar record, so I'll just listen to that."

Some ear bleach for anyone that sat through that FGL train wreck -


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RE: What do you think about country music?
Just discovered Alejandro Escovedo thanks to this thread. Pure musicianship, definitely a unique sound all his own. Love it.

Here's Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens returning the favor, con Flaco Jimenez tickling el acordeón:



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RE: What do you think about country music?
Who are these women who Steve Earle is hyping up? Whenever I listen to his radio show I just get irritated because he spends half his time bitching about Trump. He probably is talking about Margo Price and her "bravery" for wearing an "Icky Trump" shirt:
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Kasey Musgraves is probably in his mind too, although she always sings about Leftoid issues I find some of her shit pretty catchy:




It's sort of interesting to see the parallels in the past though - you had pop country in the 50s and 60s like Dickie Lee, and the then you see the response from the OUTLAWS like Hank, Waylon and TVZ. Here is what Pop Country sounded like a couple generations ago, and you can just imagine Johnny Cash thinking "the fuck is this shit" - I gotta say though Dickie sure is catchy!




Now you have the Florida Georgia Line, LOL.

I think that Sturgill's take on your typical modern pop country music is much more to the point




I agree with you on Stapleton though he is awesome. Him, Sturgill and Jason Isbell are the three best guys in country music these days. Been on a huge Sturgill bender lately.




How sick is this Nirvana cover with the horns by the Dap Kings??!!


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Side note (I tried to post this in my last post but new forum rule is max 5 vids per post)

What song did MOVSM post above by Alejandro that was removed? This one is probably his most well known




And thanks for the Dwight clip, I haven't listened to him in a while. He was probably the Outlaw answer to Garth Brooks and shit like that in the 90s - never going to go into that Pop Country route which Garth did after his first couple albums. Just an outsider doing his own thing. Here is is paying homage to Elvis the King:


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