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Posted: 12/19/2009 5:41:48 PM EDT
Do you agree?
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:43:49 PM EDT
Water is wet.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:44:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By only1asterisk:
Water is wet.


/thread.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:48:11 PM EDT
For the most part



Chicken fried, by The Zac Brown Band is a good newer one.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:48:44 PM EDT
Older is definitely better.

The new stuff sounds like pop and most of the the singers are metrosexuals.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:49:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:49:51 PM EDT
New country, in a word, sucks. It's the most soulless, contrived crap ever created by a record label. I will, however, say that there is a thriving alt- country scene that's full of fantastic artists who keep the heart of country still beating. Guys like Wayne Hancock and Dale Watson are still out there making music that matters.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:50:17 PM EDT
duh


Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:51:06 PM EDT
Couldn't tell ya, I only like one country music song.





Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:56:16 PM EDT
Lets see:



Johnny Cash vs. Kenny Chesney



Don Williams vs. Big & Rich



Hank Williams vs. Toby Keith





Um, yeah, it was better...
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:58:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GNRNR:
For the most part

Chicken fried, by The Zac Brown Band is a good newer one.


I respectfully disagree. It is way to pop-y and sounds just like everyother song on the radio
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 5:59:59 PM EDT
A: What is..steel guitar.

Q: What is not seen in "new" country music?

I liked that twang.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:00:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 6:01:02 PM EDT by Bob1984]
My mom says that, but I am more of a rock/metal/alternative guy, with the occasional bit of classical thrown in.

I admit that Johnny Cash is pretty damned awesome, though...
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:00:24 PM EDT
i hate pop country

I'm a big fan of merle, hank jr, conway twitty, etc
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:02:46 PM EDT
Waylon Jennings Hell Yea
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:06:46 PM EDT



Originally Posted By SHORTSTACK:


Waylon Jennings Hell Yea


+million



 
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:08:15 PM EDT
Half the new "country" songs also get played on our local pop stations




There's no money in real country anymore, every singer has to be "crossover" to make the big money.



I don't know who's worse though, the pop singers or the yuppie assholes with exaggerated fake twangy accents.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:09:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MACD:
Half the new "country" songs also get played on our local pop stations

There's no money in real country anymore, every singer has to be "crossover" to make the big money.

I don't know who's worse though, the pop singers or the yuppie assholes with exaggerated fake twangy accents.


Yup, Country=Pop.  And they both suck.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:18:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By ApacheScout:


Older is definitely better.

The new stuff sounds like pop and most of the the singers are metrosexuals.


my thoughts exactly



 
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:18:12 PM EDT
I grew up on the  "old country" .       I love it.       I love the sound  of a fiddle, steel guitar, and banjo.It hurts me to say it, but the days of "good ole country" is about dead.    The Waylon, Willie, Hank, George Jones, David Alan Coe aren't "main stream" any more.The only thing new I listen to is Jamey Johnson, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly, Randy Rogers Band, and Stoney Larue.   They are about as close as you'll get to what we know as "country".
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:18:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 6:19:23 PM EDT by Milo5]
New country isn't country it is a little bit country and a little bit market driven analytical crap fused to the remains of what used to be rock and roll.

Old country was real country.
You can't compare the likes of Earl Scruggs, Red Sovine, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and the Highwaymen to the country artists of today.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:24:11 PM EDT
Old country music is way fucking better.

The new country sounds like fucking shit.

Man in Black
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:26:04 PM EDT
Yes, I agree.

Mine, from Dec 2006:

Get This Through Your Head: KEITH URBAN ISN'T COUNTRY
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:30:06 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Pangea:


Do you agree?


Yes.



 
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:33:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 6:36:02 PM EDT by grumpy-old-man]
"Yup, Country=Pop.  And they both suck."


This.  

Any era, doesn't matter.  "Country" pretty much bites.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:39:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 6:42:59 PM EDT by dercot03]
This is my kind of country.

And this. I like all his daddys stuff too.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:47:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Pangea:
Do you agree?


I'm not a big Country fan, but Hank Sr > Hank Jr.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:49:30 PM EDT
I like Jamey Johnson better than a lot of older country.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:51:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Pangea:
"My" country music.


Je vous accuse d'être cajun.

I think the grammar is way off.  
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:53:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bob1984:
My mom says that, but I am more of a rock/metal/alternative guy, with the occasional bit of classical thrown in.

I admit that Johnny Cash is pretty damned awesome, though...


To be fair, saying Johnny Cash is Country is like calling Pink Floyd rock.  Neither quite fits, they just are what the are.  (in a very good way)
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:56:48 PM EDT
Rascal Flatts is a glaring example of how shitty 'country' music has gotten.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:57:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By not_sure:
Originally Posted By Pangea:
Do you agree?


I'm not a big Country fan, but Hank Sr > Hank Jr.


Im not a big country fan, but I like this guy



Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:58:47 PM EDT
I agree 100% that older country is better.  This new crap that gets turned out is nothing but a bunch of rich guys singing about how great it is to be a redneck.  I wonder how many International Harvesters Mr. Craig Morgan has driven?  The day Van Stevenson of Blackhawk fame died is the day country music (in general) shuffled of its mortal coil.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 6:59:19 PM EDT
I like how some of the new songs are self labeling, all talking about how they are such a redneck when they really live in a 2+mil. house in SoCal.

Guess the people who like them also think 'Larry the Cable Guy' is for real.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:01:48 PM EDT
STEVE EARLE!
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:03:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By an_hero:
STEVE EARLE! is a flaming libtard


fixed it for ya.

Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:05:07 PM EDT
That trend doesn't stop at country music.

It also applies to most rap and definitely Metallica.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:05:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dercot03:
Originally Posted By an_hero:
STEVE EARLE! is a flaming libtard


fixed it for ya.



Yup, doesn't mean "Copperhead Road" or "Devil's Right Hand" aren't good tunes though!
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:06:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marksman121:
I like how some of the new songs are self labeling, all talking about how they are such a redneck when they really live in a 2+mil. house in SoCal.

Guess the people who like them also think 'Larry the Cable Guy' is for real.


I agree. I can't fucking stand all this new "Im a redneck hillbilly" shit in songs.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:08:31 PM EDT
No. Texas country is just as good as the old stuff.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:09:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By an_hero:
Originally Posted By dercot03:
Originally Posted By an_hero:
STEVE EARLE! is a flaming libtard


fixed it for ya.



Yup, doesn't mean "Copperhead Road" or "Devil's Right Hand" aren't good tunes though!



+Johnny come lately

Link Posted: 12/19/2009 7:10:08 PM EDT
Subnet has played me some good old country stuff...whats he call it - renegade country?

In return i introduced him to Slim Dusty...Australia greatest country legend.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 9:08:23 PM EDT
Old country as we knew it died with the release of the Urban Cowboy movie.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 9:16:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 9:18:19 PM EDT by Commander_Adama]
Originally Posted By Pangea:
Do you agree?


Uh, HELL yeah. And I'm an aging punk rocker. Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, etc.- all talented songwriters and performers by any standard, brilliant and timeless.

Today's "Country" = bullshit pop performed by dumbshits wearing cowboy hats.

But REAL Bluegrass (No hippies) and REAL Blues are gone too.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 9:19:11 PM EDT
New mainstream country is CRAP. it is simply pop music with a country feel to sell to the masses who don't like hard rock.

Much like Metal/Rock, there is good country around..but it is not on the radio nor on a major label. Dig around independant artists and you will find good stuff.

Link Posted: 12/19/2009 10:53:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MetalChef:
New mainstream country is CRAP. it is simply pop music with a country feel to sell to the masses who don't like hard rock.

Much like Metal/Rock, there is good country around..but it is not on the radio nor on a major label. Dig around independant artists and you will find good stuff.



I think the problem with most new music is that we remember the good stuff and forget the crap.  Most of say the 60's rock was crap but we don't hear the crap anymore.  As a result, people assume the 60's rock was really good, when in fact, most of the stuff was bad.  

and bump.  
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 10:56:44 PM EDT
I can stand the older stuff in moderation, but listen to mainly the new stuff.
Link Posted: 12/19/2009 11:01:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 11:02:31 PM EDT by Zan]
Older country music is better than todays.  


No shit.

The fact that hootie has a hit country album tells you how far things have fallen.


Link Posted: 12/19/2009 11:10:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2009 11:10:58 PM EDT by Milo5]
Originally Posted By an_hero:
STEVE EARLE!


OK Steve Earle is pretty darned good but he still crossed over in the mainstrem with songs like Copperhead Road and Guitar Town.

You don't see the likes of the Great Merle Haggard being played on KZBZ 103.9 home of rock and roll now do you?

Come to think of it,,,,,,,
There are VERY few stations that will play ANY older country nowadays and the new stuff makes me want to drag my fingernails across concrete.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 4:26:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Commander_Adama:
But REAL Bluegrass (No hippies) and REAL Blues are gone too


I think Alison Krauss and Union Station do a pretty good job at bluegrass.
Link Posted: 12/20/2009 5:12:55 AM EDT
New country, to put it mildly, sucks ass.
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