WTF happened to Country Music?

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  1. Dukes

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    saw him last summer in this small theater and it might've been the best show I've seen. He's doing two VA shows and a DC one in June so I'm definitely going to at least one of them
     
  2. steamengine

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    my brethren.

    Saw him friday night. He used to have two somewhat attractive blondes come on stage for the sister twisters part, and dance all over him while he played. it has been a longstanding staple of his show. This time it was a forty something bartender with her gut hanging out in "cut off britches'. At first I, with the rest of the crowd, was like :huh: , then I started feeling it and was like :sixflagsguy: and eventually after enough lonestars, i was all :jizz: towards her.
     
  3. Upton^2

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    Not sure, starts at 9 right? Probably get there around 8:30 and snag a brew and a spot up front. the music farm usually isn't that packed so it should be pretty easy to get as close as you'd like
     
  4. tandin

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    this is literally my favorite song of all time.

    well, this and The Ride.
     
  5. Upton^2

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    hahaha thats awesome. First time I ever heard it I was like 13 or so and my uncle and my dad were hammered after a Clemson game and they blared it and I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever heard, and it still probably is. Probably one of the few songs I never skip when it pops up on the ipod
     
  6. BudKilmer

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    I believe we just became best e-friends. If I had to pick a number 2, it would be The Ride.....

    "Have you paid your dues, can you mooooaaannn the blues, can you bend them guitar strings?" = :jizz:
     
  7. Upton^2

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    Ahhh the ride is a classic
     
  8. tandin

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    I was thumbin' from Montgomery
    had my guitar on my back
    when a stranger stopped beside me in an antique cadillac
     
  9. steamengine

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    It really is one of the songs you can't go past. I know it's Slate, so you can only take it so literally, but in 2009, they wrote an article nominating Choctaw Bingo to be our new national anthem:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2213709/
     
  10. HOOSINSC

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    I knew there was something strange about this ride
     
  11. tandin

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    fify
     
  12. Upton^2

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    awesome article.

    also, one of my favorite lines in a song:

    And a Desert Eagle that's one great big ol' pistol
    I mean .50 caliber made by badass Hebrews
    And some surplus tracers for that old BAR of Slayton's
    Soon as it gets dark we're gonna have us a time
    We're gonna have us a time.
     
  13. HOOSINSC

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    well 2/3 ain't bad.

    i'm actually pretty disappointed in myself
     
  14. Duval

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    I was always partial to long haired redneck.
     
  15. ugafish

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    This one is going to be packed to the rim before Bingham gets on, and the Farm and crowds arent fun unless you are drunk, so getting their early like you are is a must.
     
  16. Dukes

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  18. FriendsofJtyler

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    Ryan Bingham tonight at Billy Bob's :woot:
     
  19. Nantucket

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    o ley do it
     
  20. HOOSINSC

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  21. Jpripper88

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    How was Bingham? He is playing up here Thursday and I may/hopefully go see him.
     
  22. 941Gator

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    Didn't read thread but Country is making more money than ever.
     
  23. Jpripper88

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    This is a really good place to see it, but I am just starting to listen to him and have NO ONE that I know would be real interested and could go and it is a Thursday. Haven't decided if I want to go or not.
     
  24. ugafish

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    Your point?
     
  25. Fran Tarkenton

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    Doesn't change the fact its turned gay
     
  26. lsufball19

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    because the people who are making the money for "country music" aren't country, they're pop
     
  27. WW

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    this thread could be started every 10 years for the last 60. If you don't like it, don't listen and wait 10 fucking years. [​IMG]
     
  28. ugafish

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    Not sure about that. Not sure every 10 years has a Rascal Flatts or Big and Rich.
     
  29. OHW

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    For those of us that don't live in a warm weather state, I love when it starts warming up. My iPod is fixed on country for most of now until October.
     
  30. 941Gator

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    Guys, country music is making more money than ever.
     
  31. ugafish

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    You already told us this and failed to explain further.
     
  32. Jpripper88

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    Seriously?

    Top Grossing artists of 2010 = best artists. Good to know.
     
  33. Jimmy the Saint

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    I'm frightened at the thought of how much worse mainstream country will be a decade from now.
     
  34. Jpripper88

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    I think anyone born below the Mason Dixon line or in the midwest, who puts out a CD will be called country, even if they are singing "Friday, Friday, Friday"
     
  35. Boudin

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    Especially since country is the "in" thing now. I have a few friends from up north who used to make fun of me for listening to it, and now all of a sudden they think they're country fans since they like new Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan stuff. :facepalm:
     
  36. Jimmy the Saint

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    Sucks that anyone decent now either sells out or stays so far from the mainstream that they're virtual unknowns. If not for TMB I probably never would have been exposed to Red Dirt and other lesser known real country artists.
     
  37. Boudin

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    Yeah, which is why I'm thankful that I grew up in Texas and was spoiled with the Texas Country/Red Dirt music scene. :feelsgoodman:
     
  38. i like jason aldean :in-n-out:
     
  39. Boudin

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    Some of his older stuff I could listen to, but this "My Kinda Party" shit is terrible.
     
  40. Jimmy the Saint

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    Right before I left State College I was introduced to a song in which he seems to rap. That was all kinds of :facepalm:
     
  41. Boudin

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    :laugh: Yeah Dirt Road Anthem. Aldean's version is actually a remake though, it was originally done by Colt Ford, who is also terrible IMO.
     
  42. HOOSINSC

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    this is pretty much true. The Outlaw Country movement stemmed from guys not wanting to conform to the "Nashville Sound" of the era. There was a backlash of the new guys that came out in the 80's and in the early 90's.

    It's sad watching how much Willie has sold out. I cried when I heard Beer for my Horses.
     
  43. Duval

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    willie REALLY needed the money, so at least he has an excuse.
     
  44. HOOSINSC

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    yea the IRS has him by the balls.
     
  45. steamengine

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    Willie didn't sell out. I think he just got to the point where he just doesn't really give a shit, and will record whatever with whoever. It is impossible for Willie Nelson to sell out; that concept is not even fathomable to me.
     
  46. steamengine

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  47. HOOSINSC

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    recording a song with Toby Keith is about as bad as it get's imo. It's hard for me to look past that. I will still play Red Headed Stranger on long car trips tho.

    "Don't cross him, don't boss him, he's wild in his sorrow. He's riding an hiding his pain"
     
  48. steamengine

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    I understand what you're saying, but the guy is 77 and high the majority of the time he's awake. I don't think he's really worried about selling out. He probably enjoys hanging out with Toby Keith (as most people say he's a nice guy, regardless of how shitty his music is), and so he figured what's the harm in recording a song or two?

    As far as Red Headed Stranger goes, I agree, you can't really beat it on a road trip.
     
  49. HOOSINSC

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    just my personal stance. i'm sure willie couldn't care less at this point. it's not like he has much to prove musically to anyone at this point.