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 ezekielswheel
Joined: 7/5/2012
Msg: 51
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I don't like much new country for the simple fact is sounds like The Eagles to me... with a fiddle. They have some guys like Hank III that do traditional style music (although NOT lyricly) that I like though. I still listen to Johnny Horton, Hank Sr, Patsy Cline, Merle Travis, that kind of stuff, Hank Snow, ect... that to me is real country.

I mostly listen to death metal and bluegrass, but to my ears, music is music. I can listen to say Slayer, then have Bill Monroe or Miles Davis on right after.
 Henry8Iwas
Joined: 7/15/2012
Msg: 52
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 7/19/2012 4:08:40 AM
Country music can be passionate and emotive. I believe that more care is taken by songwriters in expressing themselves, pouring their hearts out if you like. The music has made me laugh and cry over the years. There are some great musicians who unfortunately do not come to Australia enough. I was one of those who paid little attention to Country, but travelling all over the State with my wife, who plays nothing else, got me interested. And me a lover of the classics. Ah well to each his/her own.
 GreenThumbz18
Joined: 4/25/2012
Msg: 53
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 7/19/2012 9:08:07 AM
I think almost everyone DOES love country music, but they aren't aware of where songs came from, so when they hear The First Time Ever I saw your Face" , for example , by Roberta Flack, they don't know that was really a bluegrass tune. But, is bluegrass country? Or is bluegrass bluegrass?
See, there is so much cross-pollination in music, it's pretty much impossible to make those distinctions any more.
I mean, when Yo-Yo Ma plays country, is it still country?
I say, just enjoy what you like, and stop trying to hang labels on stuff, because it only drives you crazy.
My view is that a lot of "country music" that I hear on the radio is real crapola, "product" if you will, for an industry that needs to sell stuff to survive. But, in a live setting, with a good band, country music is on fire, just like all other live music. That's the way to enjoy music - live.
 Debyduz_
Joined: 5/4/2012
Msg: 54
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 7/19/2012 7:16:40 PM
My wife left me for my best friend and took the dog. Sad, twangy, repetitive, degrading to women. sorry I just can't get into most of it.
 LiterateHiker
Joined: 4/20/2009
Msg: 55
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 7/20/2012 10:23:59 PM
"If the South Would Have Won" by Hank Willliams, Jr. exemplifies the:
Racist
Whining
Ignorant
Backwards
Redneck
Hard drinking
Stupid
repulsive and offensive credo of country music that I cannot stand. It makes my skin crawl.
 GreenThumbz18
Joined: 4/25/2012
Msg: 56
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 7/21/2012 1:21:38 AM
^^^^^^
Agreed, but what about the other 49,999 songs? Are you going to toss those out too?
Accuradio.com has a TON of music, all genres. As for "country", they show 25 different channels.
There's a whole heap 'o good music there, and some crap also. You can skip the crap, even skip any artist you don't like.
 dwayne88
Joined: 6/8/2008
Msg: 57
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Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 7/23/2012 11:49:17 AM
I hate the crap on country radio. It's basically bad soft rock.

Jamey Johnson is the only guy on the radio that is putting out good country music.

I also love Hank III.

Mississippi Mud is probably one of the best country tracks of the last decade.
 gypsychic60
Joined: 3/30/2010
Msg: 58
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 7/26/2012 4:10:10 PM
sorry not feel'n Brad Paisley at all maybe Bonnie Raitt....I can live with that
 WelcomeToEarf
Joined: 7/27/2012
Msg: 59
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 8/2/2012 5:06:15 PM
Most country artists of the last, oh, fifteen years(?) have seemed more like pop/rock stars that just happen to have a southern drawl. It was happening before that, with artists that were genuinely genre-breaking, as well as folks who just weren't getting it quite right. Now some of them still turn out fine music (that I wouldn't necessarily call country) but most of them just churn out kitschy radio fodder, from what I hear.

I too am of the mind that Brad Paisley is one of the few country artists of this era that's actually still making country music from scratch (but even he sidesteps into some poppy stuff from time to time) and putting it out there unadulterated.

So, yes, I think a lot of people's negative opinion comes from country music on the radio, which for at least as long as I've been alive has probably been largely the poppier, formulaic ilk. And I can see how that would leave a sour taste in the mouth of even an open-minded skeptic. I'm just now getting into bands from the 90s, acts I'd written off because what I heard on the radio either just got overplayed or wasn't impressive enough for me to check out the rest of their stuff. Happens in any genre.
 Magdalena999
Joined: 7/7/2012
Msg: 60
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 8/2/2012 6:06:47 PM
hahaha, love this response!

I just don't like the way it sounds. It's really that simple.
 Fifi47
Joined: 8/19/2004
Msg: 61
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 8/2/2012 8:18:44 PM
I like Patsy Cline, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Hank Williams, Bonnie Rait (don't really think she is country), and some others of the old genre who can sing and play music. Not much on the current stuff. Willy Nelson is okay.
 Orionthehunter9
Joined: 6/28/2012
Msg: 62
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 8/3/2012 1:53:50 AM
Because the sound of the lap steel makes people want to slit their wrists! Simple really.
 SuperFunGuy
Joined: 8/3/2006
Msg: 63
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 8/3/2012 11:13:12 AM
IKt depends on the kind of music and artist. I for one like some country mussic, I do like Jason Aiden, Paul Brandt, Toby Keith, Big N Rich, Carrie Underwood.
 ghettoblasters
Joined: 6/5/2011
Msg: 64
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 10/24/2012 6:53:57 PM
the same reason nobody reads romance novels. theyre cheesy, watered down, done-to-death ideas with little to no variety. mainstream country is really what im ripping on here though.. theres folk, acoustic, indie, and blues and thats all fine (with obvious exceptions). pretty much, if youve heard one country song, youve heard them all.
 Blueberryeggos
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 65
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 10/25/2012 11:00:47 PM
Because its country music. The question answers itself
 GreenThumbz18
Joined: 4/25/2012
Msg: 66
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 10/27/2012 9:12:37 AM
When you limit your choices because of a "label", you are only shortchanging yourself. Better to spend some effort and expand your world.
Lots of country music that is played on the radio is commercial crap, just as hip-hop, rock, and rap, or the worst yet, soft jazz(yukk).
And yet I have heard great rap, wonderful live hip-hop, and lots of great country,,, but you have to do a little homework, maybe poke around on Youtube and find some fresh talent, it IS out there, because what comes over the airwaves is often C R A P.
 Sciencetreker
Joined: 2/13/2012
Msg: 67
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Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 10/31/2012 3:35:30 PM
I've played guitar and in bands for over 40 years. I'll pass on any country music venue...I don't mind playing some of the older stuff from the 70's and before but not much since.

where I live country music has an associated lifestyle I'll pass on. Too much beer, pot bellies, smoking, hunting, pick up trucks, etc. I'm proud to be a snob and get off on attending theatre, hiking, birdwatching and a making a veggie stir fry.
 Green_Jello44
Joined: 6/19/2011
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Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 10/31/2012 3:51:54 PM

When you limit your choices because of a "label", you are only shortchanging yourself. Better to spend some effort and expand your world.
Lots of country music that is played on the radio is commercial crap, just as hip-hop, rock, and rap, or the worst yet, soft jazz(yukk).
And yet I have heard great rap, wonderful live hip-hop, and lots of great country,,, but you have to do a little homework, maybe poke around on Youtube and find some fresh talent, it IS out there, because what comes over the airwaves is often C R A P.
- right on, it feels great to be musically unlimited, in fact I have a hard time with people who aren't.......
 Sciencetreker
Joined: 2/13/2012
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Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/1/2012 11:24:52 AM
It's odd an American claiming to be 'musically unlimited'. When I'm in the USA I doubt if 5% of the stuff out there in the world is ever played in the USA. 90% of americans listen to a variation of the same blues/rock/country/folk musical foundation. More or less 4/4 time with the same chord variations. Thus why anyone proficient on guitar can cover it all with ease.

Latinos are more expansive and at least incorporate more variety into their musical experiences.
 Green_Jello44
Joined: 6/19/2011
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Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/1/2012 1:08:53 PM
What an ignorant comment, whats being american got to do with it? 60's brit rock, 70's hard metal, fusion, hip hop, drum and bass, edm, electro, euro death metal, country, lounge, trad jazz, french downtempo, j-pop, nu-metal, alt, top 40..... a good song is a good song.......but i do hate the blues........
 Green_Jello44
Joined: 6/19/2011
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Posted: 11/1/2012 4:48:33 PM
I'd say thats a relevant thought Fred...but its deeper than that. For instance most rockers frickin hate it, just like some people violently hate rap. I hated country too, the sad steel guitars, stupid lyrics......but there are some really cool uptempo songs, and hey, most lyrics in any genre are stupid and redundant.
 activemelaney
Joined: 9/8/2012
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Posted: 11/2/2012 4:14:16 PM

90% of americans listen to a variation of the same blues/rock/country/folk musical foundation. More or less 4/4 time with the same chord variations. [/quote}

So true and is why we enjoy a few country or rock songs even if we don't seek it out. In contrast our ears aren't refined to pick up on music from India or China. Rap is outdside the box and not appreciated my most who didn't have it as a music when growing up.
 GreenThumbz18
Joined: 4/25/2012
Msg: 73
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/4/2012 4:35:21 PM
^^^^^^
Take note of the above.
A man with an open mind, who makes his OWN choices.
 Nik1Johnson
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 74
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/16/2012 8:32:21 AM
Because it's a very shallow genre that caters to a small demographic. Country music use to be tough and cool, because people actually believed that those who lived out in the country instead of the city were tough and rugged by nature. Now it's the city dwellers who are considered tough and the country people are just silly drunks who drive their tractors around town with no shirt on.
 billingsmason
Joined: 2/3/2012
Msg: 75
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/17/2012 5:17:36 PM
some folks just got no class.

my radio gets both kinds of music, country AND western.

I have never seen a slicker come in and say country boys and gals aint tough.... that would be hilarious.
Chris Knight- move on.... exemplifies this conviction.
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