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Old 03-04-2008, 12:48 PM   #141 (permalink)
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nighpoet - my only comment would be that in reality, country or country & western really only developed utnil the mid 1900's. There were western balladers & yodelers, Irish music, christian gospel, blues & pre-bluegrass 'hillbilly' music that all coalesced in a similar fashion as rock & roll did a little bit later. Additionally, what we know today as country was heavily influenced by rockabilly, so in a sense rock music assisted with forging the modern country sound.

Not meaning any disrespect towards country music, but I wouldn't classify country music any different than rock music, though country & western does predate rock & roll by a decade.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I like what jgd85 had to say-- it's the lifestyle thing. If you drive a pick up truck, live on a farm, go to church every Sunday, eat your wife's fried chicken for supper--well then you're going to identify and enjoy music that reflects your reality. I really love some of that sappy stuff that makes me feel like a kid growing up in a rural setting-- living in the city now, it's a connection to something real that I miss.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:13 PM   #143 (permalink)
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country is kinda ****ty in my opinion.

its just these people and theyre annoying texas accents singing about farms and whatever else they do in texas.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:15 PM   #144 (permalink)
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country is kinda ****ty in my opinion.

its just these people and theyre annoying texas accents singing about farms and whatever else they do in texas.


your listenin to the wrong kinda country,.....
check out some of the more indie country,...alt country type stuff,....
or old singer songwritter stuff,....like guy clark, tom t hall, kris kristopherson,.....
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:23 PM   #145 (permalink)
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probably the closest thing to country i listen to is Reverend Horton Heat.

but thats it.

I hate country otherwise.

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your listenin to the wrong kinda country,.....
check out some of the more indie country,...alt country type stuff,....
or old singer songwritter stuff,....like guy clark, tom t hall, kris kristopherson,.....


ok I'll check it out.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:24 PM   #146 (permalink)
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probably the closest thing to country i listen to is Reverend Horton Heat.

but thats it.

I hate country otherwise.
the rev is good stuff,...
you like that you might also like
the drive by truckers
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:58 AM   #147 (permalink)
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I like country music but not all country music artists. The slow beat and lyrics is what I like from it ... =D
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:50 PM   #148 (permalink)
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I love Country Music because it makes a lot of sense to me. There are the quirky ones like she thinks my tractor is sexy, those are just for fun. I mean if you quote some of the Rock songs you can make them sound funny as well. lol. There are two people who i really love the first is Dolly Parton. I love her music because they really come from her heart and they tell a great story. Some of them are upbeat like Better Get to Livin from her new cd. Its not depressing or quirky. I also really like Terri Clark. She can really rock it too. Her guitar playing is amazing and if you ever get the chance to see her live i bet you might like it. Check her out.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:42 AM   #149 (permalink)
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I kinda have a thing for Emmylou...

I'm a huge country fan, though I never listen to country radio. Not that all popular country is bad - it just isn't what usually draws me in. I love Laura Cantrell, Jimmy LaFave, Elizabeth Cook, Neko, Hank Williams, The Louvin Brothers, Wilie Nelson, Lucinda... there are too many to list. Right now I'm listening to Eilen Jewell.

There's a lot of variety in country music (bluegrass and country-pop don't sound much alike, for example). Writing off all country as sounding the same is pretty ignorant. Your loss.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:02 AM   #150 (permalink)
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Right now I'm listening to Eilen Jewell.

I like Eilen as well!


I don`t dig country radio either but obviously someone does or they would`nt be playing that stuff.I like the older stuff like the Carter Family and Hank Williams too.The alt country stuff is a favorite of mine too:Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt,Richard Buckner,Blue Mountain,Drive By Truckers,Jayhawks,etc.
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