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 Blueberryeggos
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 65
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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
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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
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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.
 mjinict
Joined: 8/13/2008
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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:10:09 PM
I for one like a lot of country music radio. Yes, it gets redundant and not all are quality, but aren't most radio stations that way? I like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban...Ok, so they're all good lookin' guys but hey, they are very talented and were GREAT concerts! The videos are entertaining, too.
 sunriseguy5
Joined: 12/26/2011
Msg: 77
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/19/2012 10:15:08 PM
keith urban and star anna are 2 country artists i listen to and own their music.
 CapricornAquarius
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 78
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/19/2012 10:22:38 PM
Because Country songs require a level of concentration. I love the stories told in country songs. Good ol' folk music. Sadly, most people these days like their music with no " moral of the story" bologna crap! I say that in the nicest way possible.
 melodic_intention
Joined: 11/6/2012
Msg: 79
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/20/2012 9:30:09 PM
Everyone hates country music? Apparently you've never lived in Nashville or Austin.
 MotoGPatrick
Joined: 9/5/2011
Msg: 80
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/20/2012 9:50:01 PM
Plenty of people like country.. I don't mind that not everyone does..

 DRKKNGHT193
Joined: 9/23/2012
Msg: 81
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/20/2012 10:30:27 PM
I like Outlaw Country, the poppy stuff that populates the airwaves can go to hell though.
 MotoGPatrick
Joined: 9/5/2011
Msg: 82
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/20/2012 11:16:15 PM

I like Outlaw Country, the poppy stuff that populates the airwaves can go to hell though.


"Red solo cup"..... Makes me throw up LOL
 DRKKNGHT193
Joined: 9/23/2012
Msg: 83
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/20/2012 11:17:53 PM
Yep, that stuff is annoying as hell, give me Nelson and Haggard any day, Pancho and Lefty ftw!
 billingsmason
Joined: 2/3/2012
Msg: 84
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/25/2012 11:42:17 PM
Check out Reckless Kelly- god forsaken town
 Ostinato
Joined: 12/22/2009
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Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/27/2012 1:40:34 PM
Theoretically, despite the lyrics, I hate songs that use same chord for 8 bars continuously, and some country music have it.
 newdejavu
Joined: 9/11/2009
Msg: 86
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 11/27/2012 2:37:04 PM
I agree with the posters that mentioned outlaw country. There is a lot of really good "country" music that you just don't get to hear on CMT or your local country station. It's a shame real country music doesn't get airplay anymore. But good stuff is out there if you look for it. Zoe Muth, The Honeycutters, Heather Myles, John Howie, Jr are just a few that still write and play real country.
 Go_Gadget_GO
Joined: 7/25/2012
Msg: 87
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 1/7/2013 5:05:58 PM
because it's unoriginal, has no creativity, and it all sounds the same. it's a lot like rap in many ways. all the songs are about the same thing over and over and over, ....money, cars, and women. lol it's ironic.....you can make money, get cars and women simply by just singing about getting money, cars, and women... who would have thought it could be so easy? but country takes the other road that runs parallel.
 jimintoronto2
Joined: 11/8/2011
Msg: 88
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 1/9/2013 7:06:53 AM
I loved country music in the 50's and 60's, but lost touch with it as I grew older. Recently, I bought Johnny Reid's Fire It Up album and like it a lot. He's classified as a country singer, but I find it more like pop than anything. Regardless of what genre it is, he's doing very well for himself.
 jimintoronto2
Joined: 11/8/2011
Msg: 89
Why does everyone seem to not like country music?
Posted: 1/16/2013 11:22:51 AM
Great list. I like a lot of them as well, or at least did back in the day. Floyd Cramer was an amazing composer and piano player. Another guy who's similar is Frank Mills.
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