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    Cool Country, Bluegrass and related

    Any other County, Bluegrass and related genres fans here[1]?

    I love a lot of old classic Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Alternative Country.

    Artists I love include Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, Lucinda Williams and Crooked Still. And lots more I'll suddenly remember after I hit submit.

    I can't stand Garth Brooks and his like.

    Banjos are cool.

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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Waylon Jennings, who has the same birthday as me.



    ...and also a country song promoting tolerance and possibly socialism. How times have changed.

    And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
    And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
    Promise and then follow through, America
    Tammy Wynette, and my absolute favorite song from her. I always imagine this as being sung by a drag queen in some John Waters-esque movie:



    Jerry Reed, who I am not too familiar with outside of this song, which is in my top 10 country songs:



    Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty singing my #1 favorite country song of all time:



    Fabulous Wilma Lee Cooper singing "Wreck On The Highway", a morbid little road song (at 5:30, after the interview)



    and last but not least, two artists whose work I enjoy more than any of the above although they are not exclusively "country", Roger Miller and Lee Hazlewood




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    My husband is a huge fan of the Del McCoury Band (bluegrass).

    I personally am not a fan of anything country, but I don't mind a little bluegrass every now and then. The Del McCoury Band did an album with Steve Earle in the late 90s that I really like. And the Loretta Lynn album that Jack White produced is amazing.

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    Glad it's not just me! Some great stuff there JIM.

    I love Steve Earle JayPea.

    Here's some great Emmylou Harris.

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    A great performance of a great song by the great Townes Van Zandt.
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    Thebestpartaboutbeinawomanisthatanymanofminebetterhavethetouch.

    I have always found her excruciating and I love country music.

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    She's not really country. She's a dance/pop/rock/country hybrid, genetically engineered by musical scientists to be as inoffensive as possible and have the broadest appeal of any music ever. They even made "rock" and "country" versions of one of her CDs, in case someone was even slightly turned off by pedal steel guitars, and preferred power chords instead. Heaven forbid someone dislike her music. Most of her songs have electronic dance beats. She makes music for the laziest listeners on the planet.

    I think some of her songs are stupidly fun and catchy, but she's 100% product.
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    Shania Twain wasn't country though, was she? She was more pop with a slight tang of country. And why are we discussing Shania Twain in a contentious musical statement thread? She's about as contentious a topic, as puppies and cotton candy.

    ETA: What Jim said.

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    Agreed. I think she was very important in the mid Nineties for country music, but if you listen to her for a week straight, Cat Power's "Good Woman" comes off as the best c&w song ever. It has always boggled me that acts like Lorrie Morgan never made it to Shania level.

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    Yes she was definitely the masthead of the country-pop invasion in the '90s. I personally can't stand that shit. The country music genre is dead to me after the 1970s. I love outlaw country, rootsy Carter Family type stuff and the some of the glammy, OTT countrypolitan stuff of the '70s. The '80s and '90s are full of milquetoast personalities beating a dead horse. The same thing happened to blues music. Don't get me started on "blues rock" *shudder*

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    I blame Garth Brooks for that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Yes she was definitely the masthead of the country-pop invasion in the '90s. I personally can't stand that shit. The country music genre is dead to me after the 1970s. I love outlaw country, rootsy Carter Family type stuff and the some of the glammy, OTT countrypolitan stuff of the '70s. The '80s and '90s are full of milquetoast personalities beating a dead horse. The same thing happened to blues music. Don't get me started on "blues rock" *shudder*
    I do understand this sentiment, I was raised on a lot of biker style outlaw that many find offensive and my personal hero has always been Waylon Jennings. There are some gems from the 90s like "Here's a quarter" by Travis Tritt and "Queen of my Double Wide" by Sammy Kershaw. Those are two artists who are worth it.

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    Randy Travis. My mom loved this man and I love this song.

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    I can't believe this all came out twenty years ago.

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