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Do you like country music?

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

When you're Daddy

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names you after one of the greatest country singer/songwriters ever

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then you have pretty good roots, and you have a lot to live up to.

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And this is where I pimp my own seldom viewed thread.

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I have no idea why Suzy Bogguss' time in the spotlight wasn't at least three times longer than it was. She still tours occasionally and is well worth the effort to see her in person.

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Chet Atkins seemed to have had a real crush on Suzy. I'd love to know the backstory...

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Dwight Yoakum is one cool dude.

But most modern country drives me nuts. I go visit my mom, and when she's watching CMT, I want to jump out the window.

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Radney Foster from Del Rio, Texas 1959

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This is one of the best kept secrets in the history of the genre. Fine Line is one of the best songs I've ever heard, and the whole album is incredible from start to finish. I'm sure you're aware, but if not, you should check out the cover of Fine Line from Hootie and the Blowfish.

Foster was a huge influence on Darius Rucker, and his second country album was called Charleston, SC 1966 as a tribute.

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Dwight Yoakum is one cool dude.

But most modern country drives me nuts. I go visit my mom, and when she's watching CMT, I want to jump out the window.

Glad someone said this, re: Yoakum.

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Radney Foster from Del Rio, Texas 1959

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I had no idea that Stephen Colbert could sing.

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I don't think they've been mentioned in this thread yet, but Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are both amazing. I've seen them live once under the name Dave Rawlings Machine, and together they are just phenomenal. Dave Rawlings' "Friend of a Friend" album is one of my favorite albums to come out in the last 5 years. Also Gillian's new album "The Harrow and The Harvest" is really good as well.

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Harlem River Blues by Justin Townes Earle is one of my favorite albums of the last two years. I'm a big fan. And I love his father's stuff, too - or at least a healthy dose of it (circa Transcendental Blues. Gillian Welch is a good call - love Time, The Revelator.

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And I pretty much despise Conor Oberst, but Welch makes this track:

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

I'm with you guys, and add Roy Acuff to the list as well.

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Put me in the majority with this one - love it until around 1995 or so, then I can't stand it.

There are some exceptions. I like the Zac Brown Band. That's pretty decent stuff IMO.

Actually, I will say that while I still wouldn't say I like it, I do think it's going in a better direction. There don't seem to be quite as many songs about tractors and pick-ups and fishing as there were 5 or so years ago. So that's good.

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I think some people here are underrating some of the new Country a little bit. Yeah, there is some hokie stuff out there right now, and guys like Toby Keith and Rascall Flatts get on my nerves, but Brad Paisley, Easton Corbin, Jason Aldean, and Darius Rucker are doing good stuff. George Strait is still chugging along, and Alan Jackson still puts out some decent stuff now and again. Most totally main-stream stuff (whether it's music or movies or anything else) is somewhat mediocre because it's geared toward such a huge demographic. A real artist refuses to dumb it down for some bonehead mass audience.

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I think some people here are underrating some of the new Country a little bit. Yeah, there is some hokie stuff out there right now, and guys like Toby Keith and Rascall Flatts get on my nerves, but Brad Paisley, Easton Corbin, Jason Aldean, and Darius Rucker are doing good stuff. George Strait is still chugging along, and Alan Jackson still puts out some decent stuff now and again. Most totally main-stream stuff (whether it's music or movies or anything else) is somewhat mediocre because it's geared toward such a huge demographic. A real artist refuses to dumb it down for some bonehead mass audience.

Sorry, pretty much all the "new country" I hear today is overproduced pop music sung with a twang and with a couple country instruments layered into the mixing.

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This is one of the best kept secrets in the history of the genre. Fine Line is one of the best songs I've ever heard, and the whole album is incredible from start to finish. I'm sure you're aware, but if not, you should check out the cover of Fine Line from Hootie and the Blowfish.

Foster was a huge influence on Darius Rucker, and his second country album was called Charleston, SC 1966 as a tribute.

A Fine Line is a great song and my fourth favorite from this CD after Just Call Me Lonesome, Louisiana Blue, and Nobody Wins. A testament to just how great a collection of songs this was. (Now 20 years old!). Like Suzy Bogguss and several other under appreciated country acts from the early '90, Foster still tours to smaller audiences than he deserves.

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