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Country Music

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mr_G_ICT, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Mr_G_ICT

    Mr_G_ICT New commenter

    was listening to Reeba on BBC Breakfast this morning and think that country music gets a rough ride in the UK. I remember when i was in Canada i used to listen to country(mostly because it was pumped in my ears by the guys around me) and i learned to appreciate it. I also put on some Bob Harris on Radio 2, if he likes the stuff, must be good. I'm not talking about the 'old school' country, but the new stuff is relevant and some of it very fun.
    When i feel like listening to country now, i put a bit of Brad Paisley on as he's an awesome guitarist and makes some good music. I like a bit of chris leDoux too, when i'm feeling more traditional.
    Was wondering, what country artists do you listen to? would be good to add to my playlist.
     
  2. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

  3. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

  4. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    When I moved to Scotland in the late 80s all you could get in the evenings on the radio was country music, and I developed an acute hatred of it then. It is not that it gets a rough ride in this country, its because it is ****.
     
  5. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    I love 'most' country music. I have lots of favourites Faith Hill & hubby (sudden senior moment), Leanne Rimes, Leanne Womack, Sugarland, Lonestar to name just a few.
     
  6. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

  7. Country music is all around us - dressed up as pop, so that haters don't realise what they're listening to.
    e.g. Lady Gaga "Edge of Glory" - put in some fiddles, a bit of pedal steel, a train-rhythm drum beat, and Bob's your uncle.
    I've played in country bands over the years, at C&W clubs. They're struggling now, I think, trapped in a 1970s timewarp. Now, I play solo gigs in pubs. All sorts of music, but country songs tend to go down well whatever the audience. I also countrify other songs and will be adding the Lady Gaga song above to my repertoire shortly.
     
  8. Country music gets a bad press. Dylan's Blood on the Tracks album is pretty good and so is much of Bruce Springsteen's such as Nabraska or The Ghost of Tom Joad.
    Reeba has an amazing voice and I quite like Iris de Ment. It is a very broad church.
     
  9. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    An abomination the only music in the world that I despise, have tried to appreciate many times and failed musicians of limited capabilities, lack of taste, cheesiness to an extraordinary level in lyric writing and if you you push me I could develop my theme to include line dancers x
     
  10. I can forgive country music anything (well, apart from Taylor Swift) because of this song. :)


    And the only music I really can't bear is experimental jazz.
     
  11. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    Oh Richie don't worry I hate jazz and folk and some blues stuff - we can't all like the same stuff! Who have you been listening to?
    I remembered from my earlier post who Faith Hill's husband is - Tim McGraw of course!!
    Anyway I could not believe I forgot to mention Garth Brooks and of course The Dixie Chicks.
    All of Taylor Swift's songs sound the same imo and I can't bear Nancy Griffiths high pitched whinning.


     
  12. Gram Parsons was very good. A lot of modern rock bands hold him in great esteem.
     
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  14. heh heh - love the last one on that list.
     
  15. Actually, I'm laughing out loud at loads of them. Thanks for that.
     
  16. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Essentialy
    words for C&W lyrics: dawg, shack, pick-up, honey, trail, trailer, heart, truck, and lurve. you cab write a whole song with them.
    More advanced? Bayou, tequila, dude, bar, cactus......
     
  17. I regularly alternate between...

    Iris Dement - most excellent to see somebody else namecheck her...
    Lucinda Williams
    Martha Wainright
    Kate McGarrigle
    Bob Dylan
    Johnny Cash
    Lambchop
    Wilco (pushing it a bit, but all the same...)
    Hank Williams
    Golden Smog
    Willie Nelson

    And I'm FAR from over the hill!! I adore the genre.

    Plus so many others, but those have been on most recently. Country music is better than most shyte peddled in this country (Coldplay et all, BOAK.....) and it is not the
     
  18. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    I have not heard of most these names but I will be finding out. Thanks.
     
  19. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

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