WTF happened to Country Music?

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  1. Jpripper88

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    Yep and same.
     
  2. HOOSINSC

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    usually the sign of these guys completely selling out is when they start opening for the big pop country acts. that's when the record companies are steering the ship and the artist is just playing the part.
     
  3. RedSoxtober

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    So my girl watches American Idol. She dvr'd it and watched today. Has anybody seen the "country" kid on there? It's such a fucking joke and the worst part is I know they are gonna put his shit on the radio.
     
  4. ugafish

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    I will try to never miss Hank III again after seeing him in Charleston.
     
  5. HOOSINSC

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    I prefer the country portion of his show a little more than the metal stuff. It was pretty rowdy either way.

    His opening act was this group Unknown Hinson which is more psycobilly stuff.
     
  6. Nantucket

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    :yousoright:
     
  7. dallasdawg

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    Billy Bob's is awesome
     
  8. HOOSINSC

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    I think I've got 3 live from Billy Bob's albums, John Conley, Johnny Lee and Bobby Bare.
     
  9. ColeTrickle

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  10. HOOSINSC

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    There are a few exceptions like Junior Brown, but Junior had been around forever before people like Toby Keith put him on their tours.
     
  11. GumbyMan

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    :nebraskafans:
     
  12. Biff Bridges

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    Fucking hate that kid.
     
  13. BudKilmer

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    I have decided this is the best country song of all time

    Chris LeDoux-This Cowboy's Hat

    I was running a 10k a few weeks ago and hit a tough stretch and started singing this song pretty damn loud.....got a lot of strange looks...fuck em, I could listen to this song 100x in a row and not get sick of it
     
  14. HOOSINSC

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    It's an awesome song, I am partial to this one though. makes me :tebow: sometimes.

    Chris LeDoux Riding For a Fall
     
  15. Capstone 88

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    That's my favorite of his slower songs
     
  16. .....

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    Saw Eric Church and Jason Aldean this weekend.

    Eric Church was very good live. Did a great set of old and new stuff. I really like his old stuff...Two Pink Lines, Guys Like Me, Sinners like me..etc. But he was certainly very good

    Jason was good, too. There were a lot of electric guitar rifts, etc. and Jason commented he liked his country music that way.

    Having listened to country music basically my whole life, a lot of country is evolving towards "pop" music for the money, which is somewhat unfortunate. However, there is still some really good country songs.
     
  17. Jpripper88

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    Eric is awesome live. The best in a small setting, when he is loaded on blow and drunk as shit.
     
  18. HOOSINSC

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    not sure of his faster what's my favorite, County Fair and Cadillac Ranch are good ones.
     
  19. Dukes

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    Seeing him thursday in a venue like this. i'm excited
     
  20. Dukes

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  21. OHW

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    I've been avoiding this thread like crazy cause I knew it'd depress me. And it did.

    Can we at least agree that Robert Earl Keen is the best of the past 15 years?
     
  22. Jpripper88

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    Innsbrook Pavillion? Sounded like a bigger place. Have fun man. I have seen him like 6 times. Great show. Best was in a small bar in Huntsville for about 600 people. Great show.

    These Boots, Guys Like Me, Pledge Allegiance to the Hag and Carolina are probably my favorites and awesome live.
     
  23. Capstone 88

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    Jp is right. Eric is amazing at a college bar or a place that holds like 100 or so. Just gets fucked up and has a ton of energy.

    HOOS mine are probably Take Me To The Rodeo and Even Cowboys Like a Little Rock N Roll. I forgot One Less Tornado for the slow songs
     
  24. HOOSINSC

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  25. Capstone 88

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    I showed horses for most of my life so it came with the territory.
     
  26. Dukes

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    it's not that big but it is an outside venue so probably a lot different than seeing him at a bar. these boots and carolina are probably my top 2
     
  27. HOOSINSC

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    It's hard finding some of this stuff on youtube. Only versions I've found are covers done by people who sing worse than I do.
     
  28. Jpripper88

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    Yeah, still will be a real good show. I saw him outside at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham last year and it was still a great show despite barely being able to see him because we were lazy and wanted to be near the beer.
     
  29. Dukes

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    thats a sacrifice you gotta make sometimes
     
  30. .....

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    It was my first time seeing him. Tons of energy. Pounds his chest and points at people in the crowd during the show. Really great show.

    Wish I could have seen him in a smaller venue. I've been following him since about 2007 and I just haven't had the opportunity.
     
  31. Capstone 88

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    1st time I saw Eric was in a Wal Mart parking lot. No lie. CMT has this thing called Road to the CMA's. It was on 280 so me and 2 buddies drove up and saw him.
     
  32. Jpripper88

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    When was it? No clue about that. I have seen him 5 or 6 times and am really pissed he isn't coming around here any time soon.
     
  33. Capstone 88

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  34. ugafish

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    I think the country and metal meshed together much better than I was expecting.

    Did you know that Unknown Hinson is Early Cuylor from squidbillies?
     
  35. BudKilmer

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    In 08 or 09 I saw him at Cowboys near ATL and he was drinking Jack like it was going out of style, talking shit about Rascal Flats and did a megadeath and metallica cover.

    His next 3 albums could be shitty and I would have a soft spot in my heart for him
     
  36. Upton^2

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  37. FriendsofJtyler

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  38. Jpripper88

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    Would love to drink Jack and "prepare" for a show with EC.
     
  39. Upton^2

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    if you're in sc he's in charleston the 28th thats where im going
     
  40. ugafish

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  41. FriendsofJtyler

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    Naaa I'm in Dallas, going to the show this Friday.
     
  42. Biff Bridges

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    As close to a "perfect" slow country song as it gets.
     
  43. Upton^2

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    Listened to that cd for about 2 years straight in my car after my uncle played Choctaw Bingo and pointed out the "sister twisters" part. I've been hooked ever since and have bought all his new stuff, but I still put in Aught Three and listen to that shit all the time.
     
  44. ugafish

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    What time you getting to the farm FM?
     
  45. Virgil Caine

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    Welp, McMurtry's Levelland is my new jam. :respek:
     
  46. keacali

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    Why y'all gotta be so mean?
     
  47. HOOSINSC

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    Yes I would agree with you there and I like that he's got the same band members for both.

    wrt Unknown Hinson, for real? I've listened to the Squidbillies a few times. Seen Hinson twice and never knew.