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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is there any of u country music fans on ere ?
ie fans of keith urban and the dixie chicks or any other country artist's u like u could recommend ?


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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well speaking of country music, I'm a fan of Emmylou Harris and I own several CDs from her '70s to '90s. I don't know much of any other country singer, though.


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Posted: 17 Nov 06, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends what era you're interested in, but to name a few:

Garth Brooks
Johnny Cash
Trisha Yearwood
Brooks & Dunn
Big & Rich
Martina McBride
George Strait
George Jones
Willie Nelson
Vince Gill
Patty Loveless
Joe Diffie
LeAnn Rimes
Shania Twain
Travis Tritt
Alabama



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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Mostly I just like Village People though.

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I enjoy bluegrass-music. The thing they call "country" nowadays appears to be just bland pop-songs performed by stetson-wearing stereotypes.

I have on occasion tried watching these country-music award show-thingeys, but it's really just pop acts disguised and labeled as country to my ears. Look ma' I gots myself a stetson and sing a song that sounds like it came off a boyband-catalogue, I'm a country-star!

I get my "fix" from http://www.bluegrassradio.org






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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, country-rock, like CCR is great stuff.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue>Rick wrote:

Well, country-rock, like CCR is great stuff.


Yep. Southern Rock rules! As long as them Lynard Skynard boys aren't included. I hate Johnny Rebs!


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of all Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd are among my favorites. How come the exception, TQ?


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The closest to country music I like is Johnny Cash. And even some of his songs I don't care for.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:

Of all Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd are among my favorites. How come the exception, TQ?


I've got something against people playing to a stage which has a Confederate Battle Flag as its centerpiece. And anyone defending themselves against 'Alabama' by Neil Young is both very sad and very dumb. It'd be like someone saying you aren't giving the national guard credit in the song 'Ohio'.


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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pma wrote:

I enjoy bluegrass-music. The thing they call "country" nowadays appears to be just bland pop-songs performed by stetson-wearing stereotypes.

I have on occasion tried watching these country-music award show-thingeys, but it's really just pop acts disguised and labeled as country to my ears. Look ma' I gots myself a stetson and sing a song that sounds like it came off a boyband-catalogue, I'm a country-star!


I agree....but there are some genuine country acts out there, take a look at my list of favourites from the top.

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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:

Of all Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd are among my favorites. How come the exception, TQ?


I've got something against people playing to a stage which has a Confederate Battle Flag as its centerpiece. And anyone defending themselves against 'Alabama' by Neil Young is both very sad and very dumb. It'd be like someone saying you aren't giving the national guard credit in the song 'Ohio'.


The Confederate flag was the record company's idea in the 1st place. Neil Young himself said he and the late RVZ had a mutual admiration and respect for each other, but don't let such little facts get in the way of your odd bashing of such a great band (Great as in "pre-plane crash" that is)

Sweet Home Alamabama is merely a humoristic song with a great deal of irony, perhaps you never quite grasped the lyrics of the song fully. In Birmingham they love the governor "boo boo boo"... Sounds very "southern pride" to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Home_Alabama_(song)



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Posted: 18 Nov 06, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Fogerty all the way. That guy has a brilliant voice. His solo tour is great!


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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:

Of all Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd are among my favorites. How come the exception, TQ?


I've got something against people playing to a stage which has a Confederate Battle Flag as its centerpiece. And anyone defending themselves against 'Alabama' by Neil Young is both very sad and very dumb. It'd be like someone saying you aren't giving the national guard credit in the song 'Ohio'.


I don't believe that the Confederate Battle Flag was a decision made by the band, and yet still, it's only a flag. The intent of the flag was obviously to innocently be representative as a symbol of the South, not of racial oppression.

And the "defense against Neil Young" is an example of using something specific to address a much larger issue. This technique is quite simple and commonly used. The larger issue was (and is) that many people immediately, and incorrectly, dismiss the South as an intolerant population of ignorant rednecks. It's quite ironic, actually, that so many people are prejudiced toward Southerners for being prejudiced. Anyway, that was pretty much the issue being addressed, and it makes perfect sense to me.


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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:



I don't believe that the Confederate Battle Flag was a decision made by the band, and yet still, it's only a flag. The intent of the flag was obviously to innocently be representative as a symbol of the South, not of racial oppression.


Ah, it's only a flag. Well, so was the nazi-flag, but if a band was to use that...

It represents a kind of misplaced national pride too, you know. Like the Rebel Jack.



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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Willie Nelson. Johnny Cash.

There was an awesome documentary about Hank Marvin the other night that went to the trouble of discussing the kind of music that was popular on the radio in the 30's..... but now I can't for the life of me remember what it was called. It had a pretty good sound to it though.


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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like old school country.


Hank Williams, George Jones etc.

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not too fond of country....Ugh...now that you mention it...I hate country. :(

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Posted: 19 Nov 06, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Knute wrote:

I really like old school country.


Hank Williams, George Jones etc.



"Old School Country" is an interesting term, as previously mentioned elsewhere, it is only really in the last few years that the pop influence is strongly noticeable.

Of course with the introduction of CMT on satellite television the popularity and attention towards the genre exploded, but if anyone is after old school country, modern-day artists like George Strait and Alan Jackson fit the bill perfectly.