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 o4
Joined: 4/7/2007
Msg: 325
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?Page 16 of 18    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
Once upon a time ago, I used to listen to it. But then the day came that I heard it, in its more current incarnation as it is popularly now. I mean really listened to it and heard the lyrics and the lifestyles that most of them were mostly singing about, and right then and there I asked myself if that's what I really want to 'aspire to' (you become what you are exposed to) in life. That was the day that I chose to move out of the trailer park and move on....
Sometimes there's very little that we individually control in this world, but that still doesn't mean you can't vote with your feet on some things once in a while too.
 rhett_rhett
Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 331
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
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
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
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.
 AmericanMade89
Joined: 1/11/2009
Msg: 338
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 1/16/2009 5:53:24 PM
Yeah rock n roll was influenced by Country and Blues. The only difference is Rock N Roll hasn't changed. Country isnt country anymore. The voices havent changed so much, it's the lyrics and the instruments. Could you hear Johnny Cash singing anything from cowboy troy? Could you see Hank Williams dancing around like a rapper? Thats why I cannot stand to hear country music anymore.
 nmv45msn
Joined: 11/8/2008
Msg: 340
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 1/19/2009 8:12:22 PM
Truthfully the only thing I have against country music is just the sound. If I didn't have to hear it, it wouldn't be that bad...............so yeah, just to sum this up..............................the sound of it. Not so much, the look of it because I really like Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, etc. Yep, it's the sound...definitely.

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 sisterevil
Joined: 5/13/2007
Msg: 343
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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
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 3/10/2009 4:52:07 PM
Everything.....Hope theat answers your question....
 DocElffington
Joined: 1/20/2009
Msg: 363
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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!
 mpaul7172
Joined: 11/30/2007
Msg: 364
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 3/14/2009 7:29:36 PM
Too formatted. The tunes are too repetitive. Twang.
However, also at times great stories, and good craftsmanship, and periodically uplifting. And what is there not to like about Taylor Swift?
 classical36
Joined: 3/2/2009
Msg: 368
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 3/16/2009 4:21:46 PM
O-T-B...I'm with you. Remember when Aerosmith released that hit love song, then it showed up on country charts by a country artist...and it goes on and on. It's like we have a generic brand of music now, and the only thing that defines the genre is a desicion to use either a pedal steel or electric guitar, and a matter of a vocal inflection.
I love Cash and Hank. That was real. Cash wasn't a great technical singer, but it was honest. He recorded Live fom Folsom Prison against the label's better advice, and proved them wrong. You can't do that in today's hit-churning mediocre music machine.
 DocElffington
Joined: 1/20/2009
Msg: 372
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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
Msg: 375
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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
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 3/20/2009 8:57:01 PM
ok, so the problem with country music is that it was created, that's all.
 Bigrockinguy
Joined: 3/7/2009
Msg: 379
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 3/23/2009 3:04:44 AM
I dont mind a bit of country rock now and again,use to do the linedancing thing.But i like Mark Chesnutt,Joe Diffie,Saywer Brown etc.Then you get some of the aussie artists to such as Lee Kernaghan and Kasey Chambers.
 torgo70
Joined: 6/14/2008
Msg: 381
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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
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 3/25/2009 11:07:27 AM
we should all listen to black sabath and marley.
 rickxyz
Joined: 1/27/2009
Msg: 385
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 3/25/2009 11:13:32 AM
I like gangsta country, where the cowboys where their basball caps backwards and stuff, thats original....
 yooperbrat03
Joined: 7/19/2006
Msg: 387
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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
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
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
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 4/28/2009 10:21:50 PM
gansta rap anyone?
 comic book
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 403
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
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.
 Brutus-HFX
Joined: 3/25/2009
Msg: 405
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH COUNTRY MUSIC?
Posted: 5/2/2009 6:52:54 AM
Hank III is good country, in my opinion. Stuff on the radio is.... mediocre at best most of the times.
 DocElffington
Joined: 1/20/2009
Msg: 406
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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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