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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I donīt get it! Whatīs wrong with country music nowadays?

The mentioned issue turned up in several threads, not just even here at tdpri. However, I never got the point in those discussions. I think, you guys should look back into your own musical heritage a little more carefully: The basics of what you call "Country Music" were imported mainly from Ireland and Germany! A lot of guitar builders had their roots over here in Europe (Rickenbacker etc.). My point of view is: Didnīt Country Music changed a lot over the last centuries (as mentioned in many replies in those threads), always commented at a certain point in time, as beeing not "country enough" at every century? Whatīs wrong with Taylor Swift, if she turnes young kids into Country Music - or should I say, to make them understand that there is such thing as this kind of music? Taylor Swift is a "big deal" here in Germany, sheīs pretty much in every issue of the "Bravo", the biggest music paper for kids (mainly 8-14) here in Germany.
Country Music in many regards is almost non-existing in Germany at the moment. At the times when Garth Brooks had his high times we had a Live show on public TV in a prime time slot. That changed everything pretty much over night! I was in a country band at that time, and we couldnīt deal with the gig offers, pretty much from the next day on. But this "rush" faded" within a year. There are many reasons for that - but that should be discussed in another thread.
Nevertheless, quite a few country clubs survived. And guess what: The guys and girls doing their line dance exercises turned out to be younger than ever!!! Bands are requested again! And because of what or whom? They where turned on to this kind of music by the likes of Keith Urban and Taylor Swift! So, whatīs wrong with that????
In another thread, it was mentioned that "Rap music" killed the desire to learn an instrument, especially the guitar.
But you know what: Iīm waiting for the first "rapped" country song, maybe that might change everything to at least "new borders", and that surely will wash up some of the kids to the shores where it all began.....
To make my point even more clear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ddZVzm1kww
And hereīs the full show - an absolute favourite of mine!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F12skDmI5vY
God bless you!
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i like some new country, just like I find some old country horrible.

There is rappng country its called jason aldean and its not good.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i like some new country, just like I find some old country horrible.

There is rappng country its called jason aldean and its not good.


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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i like some new country, just like I find some old country horrible.

There is rappng country its called jason aldean and its not good.
Damn right! Of course I know this lad and Iīd try to answer politely: Heīs probably the worst example to get country music a step forward: He sucks in every regard to country music and he canīt rap for sure! Donīt get me wrong - Iīm almost 58 and my "musical taste" is pretty eclectic, but this guy is just tooo much....
....but you got my point, right?
Btw: Heīs much too old to attract the kids to country music - saying this, nothing is more embarrissing than an old fart trying to rap!
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this is actually awesome!
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The country music industry was taken over by Disney. I can't stomach ANY of it. Posers, so many posers. I can't express enough how pathetic it has become and how much I despise it.

I watch the videos just to aggravate myself.

I know these are harsh words and MANY will disagree with me, but I just had to get that off my chest
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This thread jsut can't end well. :-)
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LMAO!!!! This oneīs really cool! But not exactly ready for a worldwide marketing campaign, right? Nevertheless - it might inspire Faith Hill and Tim McGraw into something.......;-)
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I don't get Country........at all.
Still, each to their own. Be bloody boring if we all liked the same thing!
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The bag has run it's course, IMO.
Like Metal, R & R, and Rap.
Time for the next, new, big musical thing.
Where are all the young, pretty, talented and driven musicians?
Well?
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The country music industry was taken over by Disney. I can't stomach ANY of it. Posers, so many posers. I can't express enough how pathetic it has become and how much I despise it.

I watch the videos just to aggravate myself.

I know these are harsh words and MANY will disagree with me, but I just had to get that off my chest
As you said: It is an industry and as it always was! Waylon was a poser as was Cash and surely Hank jr. (....and so many others). Whatīs wrong with that? Without that "posing" the entire entertainment industry would be obsolete! (Think Elvis!)
In regard to Disney: My main job had been in TV business all over Europe for more than 20 years. Believe me, the problem is not (just) Disney, thatīs for sure...!!!
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The bag has run it's course, IMO.
Like Metal, R & R, and Rap.
Time for the next, new, big musical thing.
Where are all the young, pretty, talented and driven musicians?
Well?
the next big thing is dwight yoakam, wait that was the 80s and hes not true country. ok then the next big thing is Vince Gill, wait that was the 90s and hes not true country, so brad paisley? , wait that was 2000s and hes not country either.

I guess youre right!
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The bag has run it's course, IMO.
Like Metal, R & R, and Rap.
Time for the next, new, big musical thing.
Where are all the young, pretty, talented and driven musicians?
Well?
Exactly! That is my point! Maybe I narrowed my point of view view too much in regard to country music (...maybe because I listened to some extraordany country music the entire afternoon, or maybe because the "this ainīt country music no more" rants had been all over the place lately). The same as I said should apply to the self proclaimed "keepers of the flame" in regard to blues music? Whatīs wrong if any kid picks up the guitar when he got turned on by lads like Bonamassa and Mayer???? Same thing, same question! If we, "the old farts", always turn them down (....with "history" lessons)- where should the "driven" musicians may come from?
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"What's wrong with country music nowadays?"

The real question is "What IS country music nowadays?"....most of what you hear on country music stations sounds like it came straight from American Idol, or The Voice, or whatever the new show is this year.

It's all "music for the masses"...I can't tell a difference between most of the people I hear on the radio today.
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