WTF happened to Country Music?

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  1. pockets

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    Randy Travis and John Anderson are. CR has more of a rock side to them...to me, anyways. Still like them regardless.
     
  2. HOOSINSC

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    I would rather listen to hours of myself farting into a tape recorder than ever hear 10 seconds of a fucking Montgomery Gentry song again in my life. I bet you like Kid Rock and Creed too.
     
  3. pockets

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    More like I am apathetic and dont care. Since I can remember (early 90's) people have always complained about the new country music. Garth Brooks wasnt country. Then it was Kenny Chesney. Truthfully, I could not care less about guys like Montgomery Gentry. Id rather listen to Jamey Johnson but I cant control the radio. I will, however, turn it off when Rascal Flatts-ish types come on. Point is, I guess the Montgomery Gentry/Luke Bryans of the world are the lesser of two evils on a modern radio station.

    Fortunately I have Sirius in my car

    Fuck you new station lineup
     
  4. HOOSINSC

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    Usually I'm pretty good about not caring about how bad music has gotten. Country just really pisses me off. I can never let it go and will rage any chance I get.
     
  5. jmuparrothead

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    Pretty much sums up my opinion too. People will always complain about whatever the current popular music is. I don't love every song on country radio, but I'd still rather listen to that than Lady Gaga and The Black Eyed Peas.
     
  6. WW

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    great post.
     
  7. CraigAnne Conway

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    I still love going to the Full Moon Saloon and watching the Travis Mann Band
     
  8. Jack's Colon

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    Tag x100000000000000000

    Lionel Hutz is a southerner :smug: :eatshitpowe:
     
  9. HOOSINSC

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    if given the choice being top 40 Pop radio and top 40 Modern Country radio, I turn the radio off and sing country songs from memory.
     
  10. Duval

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    note to self - no road trips with hoos.
     
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  11. HOOSINSC

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    I have an excellent singing voice. You should hear my version of I'm No Stranger to the Rain.
     
  12. Duval

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    I sing a pretty sweet, "ain't no god in mexico," myself.
     
  13. HOOSINSC

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    reminds me that I need to find this and download. "Bob Wills is Still the King" and Waylon's cover of "Waltz Me to Heaven" are my two favorites from him. I can crush "The Taker"
     
  14. Duval

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    you need to dl his live album. He plays the songs you mentioned, the house of the rising sun, and me and bobby mcghee.
     
  15. HOOSINSC

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    I've heard his Bobby McGee, but never House of the Rising Sun.
     
  16. steamengine

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    Any James Mcmurtry fans in this thread? He's the best, in my opinion. Best songwriter alive.
     
  17. That was me, love me some Chris LeDoux. . :respek:

    And I was never trying to hop Garth up as the greatest, I know he isn't. I was saying he did have a lot of good country music out there even if it seems most of his best stuff were his slow songs.
     
  18. ColeTrickle

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    Big fan
     
  19. HOOSINSC

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    How about any Jerry Jeff Walker? Wind Up With a Sail and Life on the Road are both amazing songs.
     
  20. BC Inabinet

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    Bob Wills is Still the King=GOAT song

    Eric Church is scaring me. Homeboy is horrible and I hope he hasn't gone that direction completely. Like someone said earlier, I don't know why they would release that first. I can't link youtube right now but Jack Daniels by him sounds pretty decent acoustic imo, anxious to see how it is on the CD. It will be a very sad day if he has sold out and his CD is trash.
     
  21. ColeTrickle

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    Well it's two eggs up on whiskey toast. Home fries on the side.
     
  22. steamengine

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    All I really listened to in high school was Jerry Jeff and Led Zeppelin. Used to love that asshole.

    Will still throw on 'Cowboy Boots and Bathing Suits' or 'Leaving Texas' from time to time.
     
  23. NilesIrish

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  24. HOOSINSC

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    love, love, love Leaving Texas. Coat from the Cold too.
     
  25. steamengine

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  26. ColeTrickle

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  27. steamengine

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    Love Levelland. Also Out Here in the Middle, Lights of Cheyenne, 60 Acres, I'm Not From Here.

    I don't think I took "Live in Aught Three out of my CD Player in my vehicle for 3 years, no bs.
     
  28. 42yard

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    posting for later
     
  29. dallasdawg

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    I like Keen's version better for some reason, little more upbeat

    regardless, McMurtry is one of the GOATs
     
  30. steamengine

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    They each definitely managed to make the song their own. I heard REK sing Levelland long before I discovered McMurtry, but I tend to always like the songwriter's version better (see: Lefty, Pancho and).

    He's in Houston on Friday and Denton on Saturday, FYI.
     
  31. CUAngler

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    Hell yes.... Love Live in Aught Three. I feel that if McMurtry had come around about ten years earlier he would have been a much bigger hit.
     
  32. CUAngler

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    Yeah Keen's version is how I came across McMurtry too.
     
  33. Capstone 88

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    REK is so damn good
     
  34. lehmanspeed

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    :facepalm: rodeoing today is pulling 100,000 dollar horse trailers with 65,000 dollar f350's. These guys arent exactly roughing it.
     
  35. CLEAN

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    It went downhill after the big gal left Sugarland.
     
  36. Capstone 88

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    He rode bulls :twocents: . I agree about the timed event guys though.
     
  37. cdaysker

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    He rode bulls. Not pulling fucking barrel horses.
     
  38. Capstone 88

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    lol
     
  39. ugafish

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  40. ugafish

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    Waylon is the best.
     
  41. ugafish

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    Some good country from the "recent" past:

    Ryan Bingham
    Justin Townes Earle
    Hank Williams III
    Shooter Jennings
    Hayes Carll
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    Mac Leaphart
    Early Pat Green
     
  42. Jpripper88

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    Makes much more sense. However, as Cap said, I think that he might have ruined himself with his album that is about to be released based on his first single from it.
     
  43. Capstone 88

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    Ugafish I agree Waylon is the best, but a list without Jamey Johnson is flawed
     
  44. Buff_Ruffnek

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    :yousoright: Mein Anglo.... :respek:
     
  45. Jpripper88

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    That was me and I agree on Jack Daniels. What will be most disappointing is that he wrote all his stuff to this point and took forever with this CD. I can't believe it could be shit if he is taking this long to put it out. I mean if he was selling out it wouldn't have been 28 months between albums, I don't think. However, one thing that worries me (and I don't appreciate) is the fact that his tour is set up to be very anti-Southeast. I mean he plays in Alabama once in the next 6 months and GA (and in Atlanta at that) once in the next 6 months. He isn't scheduled at all for TN, LA, or MS. I mean really? Of course he can add dates, but he is pretty tightly packed already and one of the great things was the fact he would play small shows through the medium size places in the SE. Plus the times he does seem to have off look to be while he is on the West coast or NE, so it is hard to see him flying back for a couple shows in MS and AL between Sacramento and San Diego shows.
     
  46. ugafish

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    I just havent heard his latest, but when I do, I might agree.
     
  47. DaveGrohl

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    Been listening to Hayes Carll for two straight weeks now
     
  48. Norm Peterson

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  49. HOOSINSC

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    had a great time at a Hank III show in spartanburg.


    We need some more Dale Watson fans in this world.
     
  50. BC Inabinet

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    could be oo
    Damn, he only plays in SC once. I know tours are set up by the record company obviously but with all those locations it points directly to sellout IMO as much as it pains me to say since I used to tout him more than anyone.