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 Ready4SomethingFun
Joined: 3/17/2008
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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?Page 10 of 18    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
It's scope is way too limited---- I got drunk at the honky tonk, cheated on my wife, now I'm puttin' a mailbox on my doghouse cause that's where I live, she don't love me no more, then the next is about the girl who is the greatest thing that ever happened to him, he got drunk again, cheated again, lost the girl, met the new greatest one. Just insipid!!!!

Country music insults a person's intelliegence on so many levels it isn't funny.



I did have a great idea for a country song with more urban lyrics though:

"She was a dope little filly...her dress was kinda frilly, but she wouldn't gimme no play.
Her duds were really fresh, and made in Bangladesh, and I guess she kinda liked it that way.
Oh yes she was a skeezer, I don't think no man could please her, maybe she is a tad bit gay
I took her to my crib, but she is too women's lib, and this homey wasn't havin' his day."
 rhodes73
Joined: 9/13/2006
Msg: 303
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Posted: 6/21/2008 4:07:15 PM
well if your talking about current country the problem to me is that it is not country at all.....it's bubblegum pop. just like the stuff that they call punk today....it's pop. country started to get deluted in the big folk craze of the 50s. most of the stuff after the 60s is not really country to me. i defietly like me some early george jones and merl haggert but i think it is that genaration of musicians who really paved the way for the current so called country.
 Wolfblood
Joined: 8/21/2007
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Posted: 6/30/2008 1:40:59 PM
I love country, but not pop country!

The reason why I hate mainstream country because its TOO POP!!

I can't stand Alan Jackson (corny 9/11 singer), Toby Keith, and the rest of those music row sell outs!!

I love more legendary and lesser known/underground country artists like Hank III, Unknown Hinson, Wayne Hancock, Bob Wayne, Johnny Cash, Merle Hagard, Waylon Jennings, David Alan Coe, and J.B. Beverley because they keep it old school and true!

Just check out Hank III's lyrics
"So I'm here to put the "d**k" in Dixie
and the "c*nt" back in country
'Cause the kind of country I hear now days
is a bunch of f****in' s**t to me
They say that I'm ill-mannered
that I'm gonna self-destruct
But if you know what I'm thinkin'
you'll know that pop country really sucks"

You are never going to see those lyrics in an Alan Jackson song.
 Smilingly
Joined: 2/27/2008
Msg: 307
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Posted: 6/30/2008 2:29:22 PM
He he, I like some of today's country & even 'pop' country too :) tongue-in-cheek :)

Heck, I even write some :) lol

I was deeply prejudiced against country when I was in high school & all that was 'in' to listen was Jim Morrison & grunge & such :) /lol That makes me feel old! :)/ But then I learnt better :)

There's some awesome country music out there, old & new... with fun & empowering messages too...
True, not all of it is 'gold' but one has to sift through some stuff sometimes to find unexpected gems...

As for singers singing 'original' material... Well... I'm really glad there's people who do not write their own songs cause that gives a niche (& perhaps big royalties, he he!) to all the songwriters out there!! Not everyone wants to expose themselves as a singer, but they may write amazing lyrics &/or music!!
 rebel777
Joined: 3/22/2007
Msg: 309
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Posted: 6/30/2008 6:53:21 PM
I find alot of country music boring...and very easy to play,just not my thing..ain't nothing wrong with ya if you enjoy it...
 Jacobus7
Joined: 1/23/2006
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Posted: 7/2/2008 3:50:14 PM
Agree with musicismyporn... good stuff can be found in any genre, IF that's what you're looking for.
If you go by whatever is playing on the local country station, you might like it or you might not. I mostly don't. But I have 4 CDs by Sara Evans, who I consider to be one of the great artists of our times. So is Loretta Lynn, but for me, Sara is more fun to listen to.
What I said about the radio - true of any other type too. I don't hear nearly enough really original art to suit me. But radio is where I first heard some great artists, sometime. Including Jackson Browne, Black Sabbath/Ozzie, Sixpence None the Richer, and Disturbed. On the other hand I've only heard OF Sleater-Kinney being played. Found them and a lot of other people whose CDs I bought on the Net. So - you want more quality, dig for it.
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 mooty
Joined: 6/9/2007
Msg: 324
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Posted: 7/4/2008 3:36:51 PM
I used to really dislike country music until a few years ago when my favorite "pop" radio station started playing nothing but R&B and Hip Hop. So I switched to the country station and actually discovered a lot of artists who I really enjoy now. I've seen a few of these acts live and have to say some of them were amazing. Just saw the Kenny Chesney "Poets and Pirates Tour". Keith Urban opened for him and IMO stole the show. He is an amazing guitarist - I was shocked at how talented he is. Gary Allan is also a new favorite of mine. He kind of snubs Nashville and their attitude in regards to becoming a sell-out/pin-up boy - his music is heartfelt and his voice is gravely and refreshingly unique. As for female artist, my vote goes to Allison Kraus. She sings like an angel.
 rhett_rhett
Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 331
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Posted: 1/9/2009 4:50:49 AM
country was the beginning of american music. let's not forget it lead to rock n roll and eventually hip-hop. anyone who can't appreciate the moaning lyrics of a hank williams sr. song just isn't listening. i don't know about you, but i can relate to heartaches and headaches more than ****es and bling.
 Hedonist13
Joined: 6/19/2006
Msg: 335
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Posted: 1/16/2009 12:48:54 PM
I think what many people - including myself- find unappealing about country music is that today, it just seems so 'cookie cutter', for lack of a better term. Shania Twain is the perfect example: her producer was Mutt Lange (Def Leppard, AC/DC) . Her stuff is 'cut and pasted' together and sounds more like pop music. What's country about that? It also seems that country has fallen into the same pretentious groove that pop and rock are in: talent is not necessary - it's all about how beautiful you are! And why try to gain a following? Just sign up for the next Nashville Star on t.v.! Yuck! That's why country music is littered with 'artists' like Whitney Duncan.

Give me Johnny Cash any day.
 sisterevil
Joined: 5/13/2007
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Posted: 2/10/2009 2:33:49 PM
There is only one country musician...Johnny Cash. Other than that? They are all pop-star wannabees. I absolutely hate country music as it sounds all the damn same....and I also agree with the poster about Shania...her music is pure pop all she did was throw on some boots!!

You couldn't pay me to attend Merrit....no way no how!
 AchtungBabe
Joined: 11/20/2008
Msg: 362
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Posted: 3/10/2009 4:52:07 PM
Everything.....Hope theat answers your question....
 DocElffington
Joined: 1/20/2009
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Posted: 3/14/2009 2:54:00 AM
Pop country really sux.

Gimme the outlaw country and stuff you'd never hear on the radio!
 DocElffington
Joined: 1/20/2009
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Posted: 3/17/2009 3:35:26 PM
Gimme Wayne Hancock, Hank III, or Robbie Fulks anytime!

Bob Wayne's music is WAY better live!
 Hawaiianluau
Joined: 11/13/2008
Msg: 374
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Posted: 3/18/2009 9:09:17 PM
One thing that happened is that Garth Brooks made it possible for any hick with a guitar and cowboy hat to become a superstar.
I don't like his songs but he's well respected in the CM community for that reason.
He also incidently sold twice as many records as anyone else.
 Lone_Stranger
Joined: 4/12/2008
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Posted: 3/20/2009 8:24:59 PM
from post # 360

There is only one country musician...Johnny Cash. Other than that? They are all pop-star wannabees. I absolutely hate country music as it sounds all the damn same....and I also agree with the poster about Shania...her music is pure pop all she did was throw on some boots!!


That's it.....just Johnny ?

What about Allan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Alabama, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn ..............they all sound the same ?
I was impressed when George won a bunch more awards this past year.....I forget but did that include Album of the year ?
George also holds sellout and attendance records in a number of cities and the most #1 hits by any singer.

I agree about Shania.......and it's been a while since I really liked a female country singer.......mind you she is'nt hard to look at.

Anybody remember Tanya Tucker or Highway 101 ?
 comic book
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 376
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Posted: 3/20/2009 8:57:01 PM
ok, so the problem with country music is that it was created, that's all.
 torgo70
Joined: 6/14/2008
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Posted: 3/23/2009 8:10:43 AM
I can't stand country music. I heard 18 years worth of country music growing up at home, and I hear country music every day now now at work because many of the co workers listen to it. I don't like the sound, the style, or the songs.
 comic book
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 384
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Posted: 3/25/2009 11:07:27 AM
we should all listen to black sabath and marley.
 yooperbrat03
Joined: 7/19/2006
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Posted: 3/26/2009 9:51:01 PM
What is the problem with CM in todays day and age?
How about the commercialism? It seems that's pretty much all the labels look at and it really hurts the artists who have that unique vocal talent, those artists who write songs that make you think (Johnny Cash-Drive On) or touch the heart (Keith Whitley-Don't Close Your Eyes) or just plain make you laugh.(David Allen Coe-You Never Even Called Me by My Name)

CM is also changin, becomin a different style then the classic country. It's more crossin country with pop rock. Look at the pop rockers (Kelly Clarkston/Miley Cyrus) who are tryin country style songs.

I've been a supporter/fan/friend of a young country artist for the last three years now and he's got the talent, artistry, and writing skills of the classic country style. I think it's one of the reasons he's on such a slow progress of becomin a "big star" of country music TV/radio but has spent more time on the Grand Old Opry than any other new artist of his age. Ya'll are probably wonderin ok, what's his name already. His name is Chris Young. If you go to MySpace and search for him you'll find his page and can listen to his newest single "Gettin You Home" which has been out for six weeks and is already at #44 on the R&R charts

To me, this is what CM is about....

Off soap box....
 Hawaiianluau
Joined: 11/13/2008
Msg: 396
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Posted: 4/1/2009 2:33:38 AM
George Strait, Josh Gracin, Pat Green etc. am I listening to Pop Country?

George Strait is the real deal.
He's not pop.
 comic book
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 401
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Posted: 4/28/2009 10:21:50 PM
gansta rap anyone?
 comic book
Joined: 7/5/2008
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Posted: 5/1/2009 8:48:29 AM
the prob is that country was in vented....we should all listen to black sabath and marley.
 DocElffington
Joined: 1/20/2009
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Posted: 5/2/2009 7:10:32 PM
When G.W. Bush first ran for office, he'd figured out key catch phrases and words to toss out that were guaranteed make evangelical/conservative christians take notice. He made em think that he was speaking "their" language and they gave him their vote.

Pop country and other pop genres do the same thing. They prey upon ASPECTS of a musical style/genre/ or sound and capitalize on it.

Darius Rucker, from Hootie and The Blowfish fame, is doing country. I mean c'mon!

SOME of Hank III is country and some of it, is a crossover. He does traditional country, like his grandpa did. He has some original country stuff. And then he crosses country over with hardcore.

Some say Hank Jr. is more rock than country. Some say Garth Brooks ain't country.

Country music has many faces. Most of the ones I like, don't headline major venues.
 Gloria212
Joined: 4/30/2009
Msg: 408
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Posted: 5/4/2009 9:51:57 AM
I love country music...I find it very "down home" and honest.
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