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Todays Country

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by robmc_68, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. robmc_68

    robmc_68 Former Member

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    Well NYC area got s new Country station this year , and it was on at a store so I got a good listen. Really sounds like alt rock with a southern rock feel, I really did not hear any bends or finger picking in the guitars.
     
  2. kelnet

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    You know, I just noticed that country music sounds different these days. What's with that?
     
  3. Toto'sDad

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    I heard I heard a song a song where where the the guy guy kept kept repeating repeating the the words words to to the the verses verses the the other other day day hard hard to to get get that that out out of of your your head head. Country Music Country Music ? ?
     
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    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

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    This will end well...

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  5. getbent

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    if it doesn't bend or have finger pickin' it AIN'T country!

    We need some real country like



     
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    You were listening to Nashville Pop. Don't get me wrong, I actually like that music, but it isn't country.
     
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    StratBluesRock Friend of Leo's

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    I call it Country-Pop-Rock. **** in other words.
     
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    cowboytwang Poster Extraordinaire

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    If you go through each decade of recorded country music the first 40 years went through a heck of a lot more changes than the past 40 has.


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  9. kelnet

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    This is some pretty good New Country.

     
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    I also call it Nashville Pop...or Cashville Pop...but lately Trashville Pop
    I got offended when people call it country.
     
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    I saw Vince Gill interviewed a while ago..
    The interviewer asked him what he thought of the direction of Country Music..

    Vince kinda hung his head and shook it...

    I'm in that camp.
     
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    Embrace change - it makes you challenge your vision, but leaves you with the deepest respect for what came before.
     
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    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

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    It's just like everything else, most what you hear on the radio is on the radio because it has the financial backing and/or it was very carefully written and molded to appeal to the greatest common denominator, not because it is anything artistic or creative, it is a representation of what record companies' idea of what the mainstream public's idea of country is or should be.
     
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    Paul Reed Smith's are the new telecasters! haha (runs away)
     
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    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    The soundtrack to "Urban Cowboy," now THERE'S real country music...not like that commercial crap these kids are playing...
    Hey, you kids, get off my lawn!!!
     
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    I used to teach an elderly gentleman who thought Hank Williams Sr. was "new" country. He liked the old Jimmie Rodgers stuff. I may have shown him how to play the chords on a guitar, but he taught me about the music...

    I think there's lots of good new country, but it's obscured by all the crap. Pretty much the same as it's always been. History has a way of filtering out the bad, so when you look back through time, all you see is the good stuff.

    I think in 30 years, people will look back at acts like Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, and Zach Brown, and wonder why music back in the early 21st century was so much better than the 2040's... :p

    Here's some more "new" country that ain't so bad (IMHO)





     
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    The drop C tuning from a PRS into 6 distortion pedals and then to a non Fender amp kinda gives it away.
     
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    +1 new country is good if you know where to look.
     
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    This "Hollywood" Nashville pop thing is one of the last bastions of people buying recordings. No wonder Kid Rock is sampling "werewolves of london/SHA", and jumping in - there's still some cash to be had....hurry!

    Even still, as a most cynical bastard, there really is some good songwriting in some of that stuff despite the gloss and over-production.

    There are plenty of people on the street corners, blowing us all out of the water with their heart and skill, with no recording contract yet also.

    Lest we not forget...
     
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