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Do you like country music?

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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.

See, I like that sometimes.

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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.

The banjo is definitely one of my favorite instruments, especially when it's played in a minor key. Which makes me think of Bluegrass music. I love Bluegrass, but my wife (who likes country) can't stand it. Go figure.

Minor key banjo examples:

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The banjo is definitely one of my favorite instruments, especially when it's played in a minor key. Which makes me think of Bluegrass music. I love Bluegrass, but my wife (who likes country) can't stand it. Go figure.

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Jerry Banjo.

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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.

False sentiment in music is a deal-killer for me and country music is certainly no stranger to commercial manipulation and outright phoniness. But country also allows songwriters, especially male songwriters, to express themselves in ways that other genres don't and when done right, it's very powerful.

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For those who like country with a bluegrass tinge...

I had the opportunity to talk briefly with Dolly Parton on two occasions, the first when she was still with Porter Wagoner and again about 15 years later when she had become Nashville royalty. Her success couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. I always liked her work with Trio best although I'm aware it's not to everybody's taste.

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Patsy Cline owning one of Bob Wills' signature tune.

Faded Love

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I've never been into country except for like Johnny Cash if you consider him country, and some alt-country stuff like Wilco. But other than that I haven't found any country music that's appealing to me.

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I agree with what most have said. I can't stand today's country music. Bands like Rascal Flats are just pop music with country instruments.

That being said, I love real country music. Gram Parsons is one of my favorite artists. His work with the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, and his solo stuff is some of the best music I own. I also would recommend checking out Justin Townes Earle. He's relatively new on the scene, but his music is just downright amazing. Put on his first album "The Good Life" and it's like being transported back in time listening to country music on your grandparents old time radio.

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I said yes because I like a lot of country, but mostly old stuff like Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Brooks and Dunn, The Judds, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, etc. Not much in modern country, aside from acts like Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, and Alison Krauss (although I wouldn't really call her country). I'm more into Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, etc. I love the elements of country music, but 99% of the stuff you hear is manufactured pop. It's been that way since a certain Canadian married a guy who made a name for himself producing bands like AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Foreigner.

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But I don't like new Country. Man! I feel like a Woman.

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Ok.

I resisted bringing out the nuclear weapons.... At this pace it could take years... cost MILLIONS of lives. No no no. No, in this case... I think we have to go all out!

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Justin Townes Earle on the Letterman show. For all you Drive-By Trucker fans, that's former guitarist Jason Isbell playing with him.

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