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Do you like country music?

Do you like country music?  

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  1. 1. Do you like country music?



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I don't like the majority of what one hears on a country music station. Some of it I can't even stomach.

There is plenty of music that is classified as country that I do like very much.

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I like its origins and outlaw country- Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Leon Russell. Modern Country gets a no.

This. I can't stand today's top-40 country. Give me the old stuff tho! And some good ol' bluegrass thrown in.

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Radney Foster from Del Rio, Texas 1959

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Collin Raye. He's drifted into Christian music these days.

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The Mavericks from of all places Miami, Florida.

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I'm talking old school stuff.

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You never was my woman.

'Cause you were never true.

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Pretty much... if you slicked back your hair with Vitalis... you're in. ;)

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I like its origins and outlaw country- Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Leon Russell. Modern Country gets a no.
This. I can't stand today's top-40 country. Give me the old stuff tho! And some good ol' bluegrass thrown in.

Count me three. Current country is pop with a twang.

I am not a huge fan of the old stuff but it is miles better then what is out there today.

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With the caveat - Outlaw country on Sirius, Emmylou, Alison Krauss, good old boys like Merle, Waylon, George Strait and the like. Predictable modern country music does not excite me.

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My wife loves country music, so I've listened to lots of it to try to force myself to like it.

I draw a clear line between "good" country" and "factory" country. It's obvious to me that many country songs are written very quickly, like they came from a factory. They pick a mundane aspect of daily life, write some rhyming lyrics, and make sure that each verse or chorus ends in the title of the song. However, every once in a while I'll hear something "different" that will be appealing to me. Here's some stuff I like:

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I like its origins and outlaw country- Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Leon Russell. Modern Country gets a no.

Ditto. No New Country. Period.

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As country is defined today, no. I do like country music elements in non-country songs: pedal steel guitar, banjo...just not people singing songs about America in fake southern accents.

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