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Discuss country music from the Carter Family to the modern day.

Alan Jackson's new album is fire.
 
I have tickets to Luke Combs next month and then Josh Turner in December. I typically prefer old country but I can’t say that I’m immune to getting hooked on some newer catchy bullshit.

Story time:
When I was working at the Harley dealership in Nashville, there was one evening that all the ladies were a flutter about somebody who had an appointment to have their bike looked at the next day. I didn’t recognize the name and didn’t understand the big deal so I did some googling. The guy had helped write a bunch of songs for Florida-Georgia Line and then had a solo album that went #1. There’s no denying that he’s kind of a big deal... but he also represents everything that I fucking hate about contemporary country music. I hate him.

The next morning the guy brings his motorcycle in to the shop and, of course, I’m the one who was available to check him in. Let me tell you this right now: you absolutely won’t meet a guy as genuinely nice and polite and laid back as Chase Rice. I really can’t speak highly enough of him based on my interaction with him - and I WANTED to discover that he’s horrible and arrogant and a prick so I could fully hate him. But he’s none of those things. He was really cool and I hope every record he puts out goes platinum.
 
Luke Combs in a country music thread... :chuckle:

My Kardashian watching wife approves.

My grandmother and biker trash old man loved country music so as much as I spend most of my life in denial I do have a certain affinity for the old stuff. Cash, Willie, Waylon, Haggard, Cline... despite being a POS of a human being Coe was a damn good at what he did. Love me some Hank 3.
 
GTFO.

Worst thread ever made.
 
I have tickets to Luke Combs next month and then Josh Turner in December. I typically prefer old country but I can’t say that I’m immune to getting hooked on some newer catchy bullshit.

Story time:
When I was working at the Harley dealership in Nashville, there was one evening that all the ladies were a flutter about somebody who had an appointment to have their bike looked at the next day. I didn’t recognize the name and didn’t understand the big deal so I did some googling. The guy had helped write a bunch of songs for Florida-Georgia Line and then had a solo album that went #1. There’s no denying that he’s kind of a big deal... but he also represents everything that I fucking hate about contemporary country music. I hate him.

The next morning the guy brings his motorcycle in to the shop and, of course, I’m the one who was available to check him in. Let me tell you this right now: you absolutely won’t meet a guy as genuinely nice and polite and laid back as Chase Rice. I really can’t speak highly enough of him based on my interaction with him - and I WANTED to discover that he’s horrible and arrogant and a prick so I could fully hate him. But he’s none of those things. He was really cool and I hope every record he puts out goes platinum.

Luke Combs is fun music. I like his style. Good stuff.

Josh Turner is one of my all-time favorites. Now that Nashville booted him out (like idiots) hopefully he can do whatever he wants. He has the best voice in the business. His cover album was killer. "Alone and Forsaken" gave me chills.

Several Chase Rice songs are guilty pleasures for me. I will admit it.
 
Its Johnny, Willie, Waylon and Hank 1 and Hank 3 for me. Most of the new stuff sounds all the same to me. Sitting on your pick up tail gate with Betty Lou sipping on a cold beer.
 
Its Johnny, Willie, Waylon and Hank 1 and Hank 3 for me. Most of the new stuff sounds all the same to me. Sitting on your pick up tail gate with Betty Lou sipping on a cold beer.

You have to check out Texas Country. (Turnpike Troubadours, Shane Smith and the Saints, etc)

95% of Nashville's output has gone to hell.

SavingCountryMusic.com is a great resource.
 
For all the haters. I was thinking of bringing it up in the music thread. But now it has its own thread. So there's that.
 
So what is country music fan's stance on Aaron Lewis? Seems like a poser to me but seems to have a following.
 
My parents liked country even though I have a lot of different stuff I like. Hank and Hank Jr. 90s stuff. George Strait for sure. There are a couple of decent country stations on Sirius. All slightly different.
 
So what is country music fan's stance on Aaron Lewis? Seems like a poser to me but seems to have a following.

I like his stuff. He came into the genre with some treacly tunes and a haughty attitude but since then has calmed down and produced some real hard country.

I am usually leery of country carpetbaggers but he seems to have done his research and is making real country music and not just rock music with an accent and fiddle.
 
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