Country Music

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    Jan 30, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    I'm an East Coast guy. So I need some good recommendations for country music. I'm really getting into it lately, but would like to check out what I'm missing out on... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 30, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    I guess it depends on what you like. Country music is more diverse than many people give it credit for. It's not all redneck. I think country music has been stereotyped way too much. I'm not into the extreme redneck songs (though some of them can be fun).

    Today, a lot of country sounds very pop/rockish. Back in the 90's, not quite as much but still some elements of pop. I personally like both kinds. I personally do not like a lot of country from before I was born (I was born in 1989), but I do like a few.

    What artists are you liking?
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    Jan 31, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    So far, I like Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney.
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    Jan 31, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    I love country! give me Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, Shania Twain! icon_biggrin.gif
  • MuscleUp

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    Jan 31, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    Dierks Bentley - Up on the Ridge

    Amazing songwriting with a rootsy, bluegrass feel. Produced really well. Album of the Year by far. Also check out...

    Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give
    Clay Cook - Mountain Time

  • Tiran

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    Jan 31, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    Corb Lund - Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland Steer is probably his most accessible album, good place to start, Five Dollar Bill is another one

    John Wort Hannam - Two Bit Suit is one of my favorite albums

    Neko Case - Mostly her older stuff, when it was still Neko Case and her Boyfriends, particularly Furnace Room Lullaby

    Dolly Parton - about a decade ago, she decided if country radio wasn't going to play her stuff anyway she might as well make the albums she wanted to make, and they were great, especially the bluegrass ones.

    Ian Tyson - old school story song writer

    Emmy Lou Harris - Stumble into Grace is a beautiful album

    Really you cant go wrong with some of the classics, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams (any of the three), Garth Brooks if you like the more pop country (and his lyrics have always been very gay friendly)
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    Jan 31, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    I like Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Shania Twain, Reba, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts...
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    Jan 31, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    Had this song on my playlist for this afternoon's cardio session--


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    Jan 31, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    art_mariobros saidI like Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Shania Twain, Reba, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts...


    yes! reba is fantastic. and josh turner gets me a little damp.
  • TR_Latitude10

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    Jan 31, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    When my spouse and I hit some rocky times a number of years back, this Brooks & Dunn song really hit home....I would cry so hard....beautiful lyrics

    Brooks & Dunn- I am that man from the Borderline cd

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  • Parker817

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    Jan 31, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    deanaane saidHad this song on my playlist for this afternoon's cardio session--




    Damn, that takes me back to high school!

    No country radio in NYC. Best bet Marco is to tune to an online station and see what you like. I get some stations on my Droid too.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jan 31, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    Keith Urban is pretty much it, if you're just into the music. If you're looking to be a gay groupie and chase after hot country sigers, they way outnumber the hot rock singers.
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    Feb 01, 2011 12:05 AM GMT

    Phil Vassar deserves some attention--



    gotta love a video w/ a cute dog in it!
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    Feb 01, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Personally, my favorites are Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tobey Keith, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Sugarland.

    I love Country Music.
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    Feb 01, 2011 12:14 AM GMT

    Collin Raye is also a great singer-

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    Feb 01, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    Before you settle in on only people that are on the radio now, consider that there were MANY years on non pop-like country, and it shouldn't be ignored. I grew up on the country of the late 60's and 70's, and there were some AMAZING artists out there then.

    Think Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette.

    If you can branch out into a little rockabilly, look at Wanda Jackson. GREAT new album out now that she did with Jack White. It's awesome what he is doing with artists that the world has left behind and resurrecting their careers. Just look what he did with Loretta Lynn a few years back.

    Of course you can never go wrong with Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss. If you like a folkier vibe, check out Kathy Mattea, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Patty Griffin.
  • rioriz

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    Feb 01, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    Some of my favorite artist right now:

    Miranda Lambert
    Jason Aldean
    George Strait
    Shania Twain
    Eric Church
    Carrie Underwood
    Trace Adkins
    Billy Currington
    Blake Shelton
    and Love some Brad Paisley and Keith Urban!

    Miranda and Brad are at the top of their games now!
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    Feb 01, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    Highway 101
    Willie Nelson
    Michael Martin Montgomery
    The Highway Men
    Don Williams

    personally though "Ghost in this House " and MMMontgomerys best of cd are probably the biggest tear jerkers.
  • matt13226

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    Feb 01, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    i like all of country music brad paisley's onlineallison krause you say it best when you say nothing at all
    those are good songs
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    Feb 01, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    My favorite Montgomery Gentry song---

    Can relate so well to this song as I grew up on a farm in MN and the nearest towns were just like this one---


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    Feb 01, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    someone mentioned Billy Currington---


    HOT-






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    Feb 01, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    This is about the gayest country video ever... YES!

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    Feb 01, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    That was excellant--I had never seen that Reba video before---

    Thanks for posting it! icon_biggrin.gif