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Lets see where this goes .....

 

I'll start with this >

 

 

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Real country music 

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I was more of a fan of his when he was in the Steeldrivers 

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Can't have a country thread without these guys so lets get it done ...

 

 

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I have to say, I think most "Country music" is trash. Pablum, that all sounds the same. Every woman wants to be Loretta Lynn, and every man wants to be George Jones....

 But there are very talented musicians, and writers in the genre. They just don't get much air time.

Because.... "It's all fiddles and guitar".

 

 

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This guy was one of my neighbors. His grandfather lives about 3 properties up from us.

 He's a good song writer, I just wish he'd sing in his own voice.

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Let's see where this goes.......

How about the lowest common denominator :lol:

 

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My two all-time favourites in the first few posts!  Pancho and Lefty, and Show Them to Me.  

Y'all can stop now, I'm satisfied.

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17 minutes ago, dacapo said:

Sister of Linda ? 

:P, i don't think so.  not related to Lydia either

 

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This thread started with Townes Van Zandt. For those that dislike that "Nashville Sound", I get it. Even though I do like some of it. Townes was an iconoclast and definitely didn't fit the "Country Music" mold. His best friend was Guy Clark, who could flat out write. He was one of the original "outlaws". I heard this Guy Clark song recently in a small venue in San Antonio and I love the way Jack Ingram performs it.

Trust me, it's worth a listen...

"...I got a pretty good friend Who' seen me at my worst
He can't tell if I'm a blessing Or a curse
But he always shows up When the chips are down
That' the kind of stuff, I like to be around"

 

 

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This one is just fun.

"I got a three-legged dog I call Jake
Got the won't back down scars on his face
He tussled with a bear and he came in second place"

 

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16 hours ago, Kitchen Remodel said:

This guy has a pretty good handle on the genre.

NSFW.  And it's not just the lyrics.

 

 

:D

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On 2/4/2020 at 8:44 PM, Mid said:

probably should be in here :

 

 

Pigeonholing is hard innit

 

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On 2/2/2020 at 4:44 AM, Mid said:

Lets see where this goes .....

 

I'll start with this >

 

 

Big fan !...brilliant lyrics ...sad life...

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4 hours ago, jerseyguy said:

 

 

 

I heard a guy say "There are only two types of music I hate, Country and Western" I wasn't about to argue with him...

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24 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

I heard a guy say "There are only two types of music I hate, Country and Western" I wasn't about to argue with him...

Understood.

Many years ago I was in Houston for some meetings.  Riding the charter bus from the airport to the hotel I wound up sitting next to the stereotypical Texan.  Older guy, 6’4” or so, well over 225.  Boots, big hat, belt buckle, string tie.  He was in town for the Livestock Show and Rodeo(a big thing in those parts I was told).  We got chatting and he mentions that he is a Christian and a deacon in his church.  He takes his hand (he could palm a watermelon) puts it on my knee and says”boy you are a Christian aren’t you?”  At that point I would have believed in human sacrifice.  

As you said, wasn’t about to argue.

 

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41 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

I heard a guy say "There are only two types of music I hate, Country and Western" I wasn't about to argue with him...

Back in Huey Lewis's pop heyday "Heart of Rock n Roll"...he was in a local radio studio promoting his concert and amid the DJ ,Huey chit chat the DJ asked Huey what type of music he liked....his response was "there are 2 types of music ...I like good music"...I liked that answer

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Fell down a Emmylou wormhole tonight...any of you fuckers that don't think she's amongst the smokin'-est hottest chicks that ever was just ain't right...

 

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19 hours ago, Grabbler said:

Fell down a Emmylou wormhole tonight...any of you fuckers that don't think she's amongst the smokin'-est hottest chicks that ever was just ain't right...

 

Awesome. Dwight Yoakam is very underrated. 

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22 minutes ago, Crusty said:

Pure fucking gold right here. 

......it's gonna be phonograph record...:D

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Blaze was a drinking buddy/contemporary of Townes, also sadly no longer with us.  Terrific songwriter, I think Merle Haggard said Blaze's song If I Could Only Fly was one of the best country songs written. I haven't seen the movie about him yet.

 

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Billy Joe Shaver's kid Eddy was one of the best and most unique country players around.  Lost to heroin 20 years ago.  Billy Joe's Tramp on Your Street is still one of my favorite country albums.

Most of the good stuff being posted in this thread, from Townes to Hank to Merle to Sturgill to Jamey Johnson and the other good modern guys can be heard in more or less daily rotation at Outlaw Country, Ch 60 on Sirius/XM.  It's worth a listen.  

 

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28 minutes ago, Kitchen Remodel said:

Billy Joe Shaver's kid Eddy was one of the best and most unique country players around.  Lost to heroin 20 years ago.  Billy Joe's Tramp on Your Street is still one of my favorite country albums.

Most of the good stuff being posted in this thread, from Townes to Hank to Merle to Sturgill to Jamey Johnson and the other good modern guys can be heard in more or less daily rotation at Outlaw Country, Ch 60 on Sirius/XM.  It's worth a listen.  

 

Nice to step outside the FM (for most of us) rotation. :D

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This isn't great music but it's a fun video with a cameo by William Shatner and Jason Whathisname

 

 

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