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Old 04-23-02, 12:26 PM
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Country/Western music

Do you like it? If so, what are your favorite bands?

I'm not much of a fan. I only like the following:

Johnny Cash
Charlie Daniels
Waylon Jennings
Dwight Yoakam
George Strait
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Old 04-23-02, 12:37 PM
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I like both kinds of music, country and western!

I'm more of an alt-country fan, as I don't like much of mainstream country radio (Dwight Yoakam is one of the few I enjoy). I do like a lot of the old country artists, like Johnny (the man in black is THE MAN, IMHO), Emmy Lou Harris, etc.

As for new, as I said, my tastes run a little alternative:

Steve Earle
Robert Earl Keen
Lyle Lovett
Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo
etc etc etc

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Old 04-23-02, 12:43 PM
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I'm also a pretty big fan of alternative country. I really dislike popular radio country, but alt-country has some of the best music being released today in my opinion.

Some favorites:

Wilco (even though they're far from alt-country nowadays)
Uncle Tupelo
Whiskeytown/Ryan Adams/Caitlin Cary
Old 97's
Slobberbone
Be Good Tanyas
Kasey Chambers
Pine Valley Cosmonauts

I also like traditional country artists:

Johnny Cash
Willie Nelson
Patsy Cline
Hank Sr.
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As you can imagine, in Nasvhille we get to see it all. I lean towards alt-country and great singer-songwriters.

Robert Earl Keen
Lyle Lovett
Paul Jefferson
Willie Nelson
Patty Griffin
David Alan Coe
Dwight Yoakam
Fats Kaplin
Alison Krauss
Nancy Griffith
Dixie Chicks
John Hiatt
John Prine
Stephanie Urbina
Patsy Cline
Emmylou Harris
John Michaels
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Old 04-24-02, 06:56 PM
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I grew up listening to country because my mom did but I mainly listen to rock music now. I do have country stations prog. in my radio though. I am not really into the new style of country. I prefer late 80's and most of the 90's. But this stuff over the past three or so years is just horrible (IMO).
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Old 04-24-02, 07:10 PM
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People have pretty much hit on all my alt-country faves:

Ryan Adams / Whiskeytown
Lucinda Williams
Steve Earle (who prefers the label "folk", I think)
Emmylou Harris (but really only her recent stuff)
Johnny Cash
Lyle Lovett
Hank Williams III (live - he does kick ass hillbilly punk rock; on album - he sounds a bit more traditionally "country")
Wilco (but yeah, they're not really "country" anymore)
Shelby Lynne
The Pernice Brothers / Scud Mountain Boys
The Flying Burrito Brothers
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Old 04-24-02, 11:51 PM
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Yes, I like country. I prefer "outlaw country", with singers like Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, and Hank Williams, Jr. I also like the alt-country like Robert Earl Keen and Uncle Tupelo.

After that, I like old, late 70's/early 80's country because it's what I grew up on.
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I'm an outlaw fan, myself.
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Old 04-26-02, 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by grunter
People have pretty much hit on all my alt-country faves:

Lucinda Williams
Emmylou Harris (but really only her recent stuff)
The Pernice Brothers / Scud Mountain Boys
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Can't believe I forgot these guys...the Burritos are just awesome, and I've gotta add Gram Parsons solo to my list as well.
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I recently replied to another thread here about how I listened to more female artists than male. Nowhere is this more true than in my country music tastes.

Male country singers:
Johnny Cash
Steve Earl
Lonesome Bob

Female country singers:
Allison Moorer
Shelby Lynn
Kasey Chambers
Lucinda Williams
Emmylou Harris
Suzy Bogguss
Dixie Chicks
Patty Loveless
Mary Chapin Carpenter
...and many more...

men with a 'twang' = women with a 'twang' =
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Dwight Yokum
Randy Travis
Toby Keith
Doug Stone
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