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View Poll Results: Country Music - where do you fit in? (tell us why!)
Love It! 28 49.12%
Hate It! 12 21.05%
Tolerate It! 17 29.82%
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:55 PM   #41
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I chose "Love Country" but I don't recognize most of the songs or most of the artists when I accidentally hear the local country radio station.
What I love is the music played on porches, in churches, jook joints or just around the old stills of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta. The best of it came before the music bidness got its claws in and labeled it Hillbilly or Country or Race music. Examples are The Carter Family, Jimmy Rogers, Blind Lemon Jefferson and even Robert Johnson. By the way, I'll bet nobody ever called AP Carter a hillbilly to his face.

I love Hank Williams Sr. He seemed to take off where Jimmy Rogers left off. Junior -- not so much.

Love the old acoustic Delta blues; Muddy Waters and even BB King, great as they are, don't have the same appeal.

Favorite "recent" "country" album is Iris Dement's 1993 Infamous Angel. I swear she's channeling both Sara and Maybelle Carter. Listen to Our Town, Mama's Opry (with Emmy Lou Harris) or Let the Mystery Be.

A favorite song writer is Gillian Welch. Red Clay Halo and Tear My Stillhouse Down are great country songs. Some of her other stuff you'd swear couldn't be written by anybody not born in an Appalachian "holler".

Doc Watson is a national treasure; a human archive of Americana music.

Of course, I can't help but mention the rock star southern string band of the 20's, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers.
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Favorite "recent" "country" album is Iris Dement's 1993 Infamous Angel. I swear she's channeling both Sara and Maybelle Carter. Listen to Our Town, Mama's Opry (with Emmy Lou Harris) or Let the Mystery Be.

A favorite song writer is Gillian Welch. Red Clay Halo and Tear My Stillhouse Down are great country songs.
Good stuff here. Iris is something, all right... (Mama's Opry is also very well covered by new artist Sunny Sweeney in 2007). Another female artist I like very much is Elizabeth Cook (similar sound to Dolly, with a number of really well written songs).

Let me also highly recommend the debut album by Steve Earle's son Justin Townes Earle called "The Good Life". I think you would really like it.

(edited to add: I just playing Sunny Sweeney's album for the first time in a little while and, based on your Appalachian leanings, I think you'd like this, too.)
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:34 PM   #43
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As long as we're posting YouTube links, here is my current favorite that is near the top of the charts (get a little choked up every time)
Wow..... Ditto, swelled right up and I knew it was coming.
Kind of parallels Tim McGraw's "Don't Take the Girl".
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oooooo....
Tim McGraw......
Yummy......
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oooooo....
Tim McGraw......
Yummy......
Yummy? He can cook? What's his username here?
I always kind of wondered how he snagged Faith..... but that could get waaaaaaaay off topic
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HE snagged her cuz he's HOT!!!
:)
Not that you'd noticed of course.

Garth Brooks is what started me on country.... I used to hate it. Until I heard friends in low places, and then thunder rolls....
Kenny Chesney was next..... when I found Tim I was HOOKED!!
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HE snagged her cuz he's HOT!!!
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Not that you'd noticed of course.

Garth Brooks is what started me on country.... I used to hate it. Until I heard friends in low places, and then thunder rolls....
Kenny Chesney was next..... when I found Tim I was HOOKED!!

DITTO!! OK Im buying that house next door to you
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It's a steal I'm tellin ya!!!!!
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That is what everyone who hates country music says. Have you ever listened to the lyrics to most rock songs? SSDC. And how about the Blues?

don't take it personally patty. country is just not my preference, while i relax under the tarp of my double-wide.

and yes, i often listen to (and then have to look up) lyrics. everything from "carmina burana" to "baby got back"...

almost all of my sig lines are favored lyrics.

i can appreciate som country music, however. the last time that i visited my bil in virginia, we went line dancing. it was fun. i even bought a pair of python boots and a stetson to get into the spirit.

those boots and hat were a big waste of money until recently, when i have reason again on occasion to dress up like a cowboy.
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