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Old 07-23-2007, 11:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok don't want to offend people, but can someone honestly tell me why you like country music? I had to listen to it at work all day long, and it honestly drove me insane. I don't want to check anyone for tics, and I never have the earge to eat cornbread and chicken. I can't see why anyone would think a tractor is sexy. I had to ask my boss to turn it off, and I ended up getting fired. But I'm happy I did becuase I don't have to listen to country anymore.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Your from London, so like myself you usually don't have an affinity with C & W, as it's quintessentially American. Just the same as a lot of acoustic folk is associated with the U.K. I don't like Country as a rule, but it's a music form as valid as any other to people who like it. The country that we brits hear on the radio etc, is not necessarily the real essence of the genre. I'm sure there are a couple of bands out there who I could probably get into.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
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^^Like Ryan Adams perhaps...

And I'm from Croatia but I can still appreciate a good country song.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I am not a HUGE fan, but living in Texas my whole life.. I know a little bit.

As far as you talk about them eat cornbread and chicken and looking for tics and sexy tractors its all lifestyle. I mean are you questioning the music behind it (melody, rhythm, patterns etc.) or the lyrics. No matter what kind of music you listen to people are going to talk about things that are somewhat normal for them. So rappers talk about big booty bitches drugs money and gangs because it is how they grew up. Emo kids talk about crying and their feelings, and Punk rockers talk about being unaccepted. So sure country isnt for everyone... but it is music, and it has a HUGE amount of listeners.

Also there is so many types of country, just like other forms of music. You have your pop country (shania twain), rock country (lynyrd skynyrd), blues country (allman brothers band), western (merle haggard) etc.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Your from London, so like myself you usually don't have an affinity with C & W, as it's quintessentially American. Just the same as a lot of acoustic folk is associated with the U.K. I don't like Country as a rule, but it's a music form as valid as any other to people who like it. The country that we brits hear on the radio etc, is not necessarily the real essence of the genre. I'm sure there are a couple of bands out there who I could probably get into.
Since when is alot of acoustic folk associated with the UK? Compared to the amount of american folk artists (Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, etc) and recently (Elliott Smith, Sam Beam, Mike Kinsella, Jeff Mangum).

Anyway, what you hear on the radio isn't country, its more like southern pop. I hate it when people assume all that Garth Brooks **** is what country is all about, with the amount of hype Johnny Cash gets you'd expect people to at least somewhat expect theres more to it.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sorry Crowquil-I meant folk generally not just acoustic is a british ideal, whereas Country is specifically american. That's not to say folk is only British. I was trying to give Rocky an example of a nations percieved native music.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:34 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Your from London, so like myself you usually don't have an affinity with C & W, as it's quintessentially American. Just the same as a lot of acoustic folk is associated with the U.K. I don't like Country as a rule, but it's a music form as valid as any other to people who like it. The country that we brits hear on the radio etc, is not necessarily the real essence of the genre. I'm sure there are a couple of bands out there who I could probably get into.
Country is actually pretty popular in Britain, mainland Europe and even Australia. Some of the biggest and most active country websites and discussion forums are British based.

A lot of Latinos and Asians like Country also.

I knew a black woman from the Bahamas who thought Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline were the greatest singers in history, in any genre.

The overwhelming majority of well-known performers are still American, but there are millions of devoted listeners of multiple races and nationalities around the world.

It's not my favorite genre, but I fully agree with you that it's a completely valid music form for its millions of fans around the world.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I myself like all kinds of music.
Countrys just different then what i normally listen to.
Its more slow beat. The singing is kinda obnoxious but the music pretty good.
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