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Country 22:25 - Mar 31 with 7164 viewscolinallcars

Seeing as we've got a couple of music threads going……I think I may be the only country fan on here but Beyonce has a country album out which newspaper critics are wetting themselves over. The Times had a little list of essential country records which surprise, surprise, would not appeal to real country fans.
Anyone heard her album?
I expect I'll find it on youtube eventually.
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Country on 23:33 - Mar 31 with 4248 viewsBucksRanger

My daughter played the Beyonce 'Jolene' track to me yesterday. The words have been altered and I expected to dislike it but I was pleasantly surprised. I can't tell you anything about the rest of the album but will look out for more with some interest.
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Country on 00:21 - Apr 1 with 4212 viewsGaryT

My parents were and still are big country music fans and go to festivals all over the UK and they're in the 80's! Growing up Don Williams was always on the record deck and I remember my foot used to tap along to this one.

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Country on 01:07 - Apr 1 with 4177 viewscharmr

Definitely a fan of alt country. Drive by truckers, Elliot Smith sort of thing.
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Country on 02:51 - Apr 1 with 4133 viewsrbee

Not a great fan of pure country music or something like bluegrass but like country rock sometimes. Always loved the Crystal song.



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Country on 07:02 - Apr 1 with 4085 viewsWilkinswatercarrier

On the Beyonce album she has covered 'Blackbird', by The Beatles.
It's not bad, but I think it's more to do with the symbolism of a black woman, with black female country singers, singing that song than any great reinterpretation of it.

The closest I get to listening to modern country is when my 14 year old daughters plays Taylor Swift........ again.
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Country on 08:08 - Apr 1 with 4047 viewsHoopstar

Love a bit of Drive by truckers - and lots of Jason Isbell solo stuff is brilliant. Not sure it qualifies as country in the main.

Country music is a genre where I'm not always 100% that artists are Country artists, folk artists, Americana or the like I'll admit.

Love the Highwomen music - Belinda Carlisle and Amanda Shires are amazing musicians and songwriters. Lifelong fan of the late, great John Prine who ruled Nashville and last saw him live at the Palladium with Shires supporting on fiddle. An incredible evening that was.
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Country on 09:27 - Apr 1 with 3990 viewsDaBurgh

Sorry Beyoncé doing country is right up there with Karen Carpenter doing death metal.
Being born north of the Mason Dixon line, country was never included within my musical sphere.
This guy is one of the few exceptions, he never got the credit he deserved, but I think he never craved it.
Short but sweet to the extreme;
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Country on 09:33 - Apr 1 with 3984 viewsPaddyhoops

Best country and western band were the Rolling Stones . They had some belters.
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Country on 09:34 - Apr 1 with 3981 viewsfrancisbowles

This thread just can't go on any longer without a mention of Johnny Cash.
I grew up living blues and rock, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, Graham Parker etc. I didn't really like country (& western) but I always liked Johnny Cash.
Then cames the American Records Series. The stripped down sound of Cash country produced by Rick Rubin and featuring such classics as 'Hurt' and 'The Beast in Me'.
All of a sudden I was learning and listening to more country. I discovered the amazing Rodney Crowell, John Hiatt, Whiskeytown, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, Calexico, Albert Lee and many more. Among radio shows I now listen too is Ralph McClean Country from Northern Ireland and available on BBC sounds. He plays some great music.
I still don't like big hats and hyped up hoo ha ha or whatever, but when the artist is a little different like Margo Cilker or Iris de Ment it's up there with the best in blues and rock for me.
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Country on 09:46 - Apr 1 with 3955 viewsBlackCrowe


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Country on 09:54 - Apr 1 with 3941 viewsEsox_Lucius

I still listen to a lot of country music, along with Bluegrass, Cajun and Americana folk. There's no such thing, essentially, as bad music just music you don't like. I love listening to Dolly Parton just as much as I love listening to Pink Floyd, The Who, Infected Mushroom, System Of A Down or Wu Tang Clan. I am currently sat at my PC listening to Ozric Tentacles but may feel in the mood for some KLF later in the day or Ani DiFranco.
IMO, limiting your musical experience to a favourite genre greatly reduces your chances of stumbling across something you wouldn't normally listen to but discover that you love it. Recent stuff for me would be Destroy Boys, Pierce The Veil and Christine and the Queens.
A lot of what Punter posts here is not to my taste but even then I still enjoy odd tunes from Apache Indian and General Levy... if you like it, you like it.

The grass is always greener.

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Country on 10:05 - Apr 1 with 3920 viewscolinallcars

Country songs have such great titles:

Cleopatra (queen of denial)
Look what the dog drug in
Lefty was Right after all
While I was raisin' corn in Kansas (she was raisin' hell in Tennessee)
Gonna drive myself to drink
Take this job and shove it
I'm the king of barstool mountain
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Country on 10:17 - Apr 1 with 3900 viewsEsox_Lucius

Country on 10:05 - Apr 1 by colinallcars

Country songs have such great titles:

Cleopatra (queen of denial)
Look what the dog drug in
Lefty was Right after all
While I was raisin' corn in Kansas (she was raisin' hell in Tennessee)
Gonna drive myself to drink
Take this job and shove it
I'm the king of barstool mountain
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How could you have missed such gems as Kick Me Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life, You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly and Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.
There is another one about a guy advertising for a wife but mentions she must have a truck and a fishing boat and I can't remember the name of it for my life.

The grass is always greener.

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Country on 10:57 - Apr 1 with 3865 viewscolinallcars

Country on 10:17 - Apr 1 by Esox_Lucius

How could you have missed such gems as Kick Me Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life, You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly and Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.
There is another one about a guy advertising for a wife but mentions she must have a truck and a fishing boat and I can't remember the name of it for my life.


Don't forget….

I'm joggin' for Jesus not skatin' for Satan.
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Country on 11:55 - Apr 1 with 3813 viewsBoston

Country on 10:05 - Apr 1 by colinallcars

Country songs have such great titles:

Cleopatra (queen of denial)
Look what the dog drug in
Lefty was Right after all
While I was raisin' corn in Kansas (she was raisin' hell in Tennessee)
Gonna drive myself to drink
Take this job and shove it
I'm the king of barstool mountain
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All My Ex's Live in Texas.

Poll: Thank God The Seaons Over.

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Country on 12:11 - Apr 1 with 3798 viewsNoelmc

Did I shave my legs for this?

Brenda put your bra on.
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Country on 12:15 - Apr 1 with 3792 viewshubble

Country on 01:07 - Apr 1 by charmr

Definitely a fan of alt country. Drive by truckers, Elliot Smith sort of thing.


Another fan of alt country here. It seems a fairly broad genre, but I absolutely love this kinda thang (saw Lucinda live last year at the Barbican, love her)





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Country on 12:20 - Apr 1 with 3781 viewssouthbound_tram

Country on 10:57 - Apr 1 by colinallcars

Don't forget….

I'm joggin' for Jesus not skatin' for Satan.


Wow, I've just seen my lyrical antithesis... that's awesome!
You're definitely not alone though Colin.

There used to be a great alt. country show called "Acid Country" on PBS (Melb) that opened with a comedy/country song of the same name. Summed up the attitude and always made me smile.
The best line was "Excuse me while I kiss the sky/I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die."

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Country on 12:43 - Apr 1 with 3746 viewscharmr

Anyone kind enough to post the video thoughts and prayers by the drive by truckers please.

Thank you
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Country on 14:22 - Apr 1 with 3697 viewsjohann28

Country on 09:54 - Apr 1 by Esox_Lucius

I still listen to a lot of country music, along with Bluegrass, Cajun and Americana folk. There's no such thing, essentially, as bad music just music you don't like. I love listening to Dolly Parton just as much as I love listening to Pink Floyd, The Who, Infected Mushroom, System Of A Down or Wu Tang Clan. I am currently sat at my PC listening to Ozric Tentacles but may feel in the mood for some KLF later in the day or Ani DiFranco.
IMO, limiting your musical experience to a favourite genre greatly reduces your chances of stumbling across something you wouldn't normally listen to but discover that you love it. Recent stuff for me would be Destroy Boys, Pierce The Veil and Christine and the Queens.
A lot of what Punter posts here is not to my taste but even then I still enjoy odd tunes from Apache Indian and General Levy... if you like it, you like it.


Agree with pretty much every word of that. Typically mature and adult post from EL.

I really rate this artist. Check her out.

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Country on 14:34 - Apr 1 with 3676 viewscolinallcars

Country on 12:15 - Apr 1 by hubble

Another fan of alt country here. It seems a fairly broad genre, but I absolutely love this kinda thang (saw Lucinda live last year at the Barbican, love her)





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I think Alt Country and Hard Country won a lot of fans over when pop went all synthy in the 80s.
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Country on 14:56 - Apr 1 with 3637 viewsSonofpugwash

Some good ol' boys....


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Country on 15:55 - Apr 1 with 3601 viewsBlackCrowe

Country on 08:08 - Apr 1 by Hoopstar

Love a bit of Drive by truckers - and lots of Jason Isbell solo stuff is brilliant. Not sure it qualifies as country in the main.

Country music is a genre where I'm not always 100% that artists are Country artists, folk artists, Americana or the like I'll admit.

Love the Highwomen music - Belinda Carlisle and Amanda Shires are amazing musicians and songwriters. Lifelong fan of the late, great John Prine who ruled Nashville and last saw him live at the Palladium with Shires supporting on fiddle. An incredible evening that was.


Saw Isbell in US last year and very good. Got tickets for Brighton later this year

Poll: Kitchen threads or polls?

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Country on 17:55 - Apr 1 with 3554 viewsBrianWilson

Love appalachian and bluegrass style stuff...


"a diseased bunch of mofos if there ever was one, their beauty is so awesome that listening to them at their best is like being in some vast dream cathedral decorated with a thousand gleaming American pop culture icons." - Lester Bangs on The Beach Boys

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Country on 18:30 - Apr 1 with 3529 viewsLondon_Pride

Gillian Welch - pure class

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