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Old 06-04-2019, 08:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't listen to a whole bunch of country, but of the times I've let myself fall under the spell of the twang, these stood out the most:

Dwight Yoakam (although he's more Honky Tonk than Country)
Willy Nelson (his vocal timbre is unmatched)
Roy Clark (virtuosity on many instruments)

HM's: Johnny Cash, and also Kris Kristofferson for his songwriting.


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Cheater! It's "Top 3 Country Singers" Not "Top 2 Singer with Third Place free-for-all of a musician with a dubious singing ability." Heck if that was the case then I would have putthe fingerpicking virtuoso Chet Atkins in 3rd. or Bob Wills 3rd. cause he played a mean fiddle.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm not a pretentious music snob with instrumental prejudices. I only see sound.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Classic era:

Willie Nelson
George Jones
Loretta Lynn

Old time:

Maybelle Carter
Dock Boggs
Roscoe Holcomb

Americana:

Johnny Cash (American Recordings Era)
Townes Van Zandt
Gillian Welch

Bluegrass:

Bill Monroe
Earl Scruggs
Ralph Stanley

Overall top 3:

3) Townes
2) Mother Maybelle
1) Willie
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In order...





Patsy Cline - Your Cheatin' Heart


Merle Haggard - Sing Me Back Home


Johnny Cash - Man In Black
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