Country Music

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  1. davidrconnell

    davidrconnell Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    So, out of curiosity, where does Glen Campbell figure in Country Music and, please don't bite my head off?
     
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  2. waylonfan42

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    Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones & Willie.
     
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    I too recently discovered her and plan on seeing her in Columbus in a couple weeks.
     
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    After a lifetime of disliking country, Chris Stapelton (and Spotify), opned up my world. Now I listening to country daily and learning multiple songs by my favorites: Chris Stapelton and Jamey Johnson.
     
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  5. J4ME5

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    I would say it depends on who you ask... for me personally – he's not 'My kind of Country', but he's definitely Country – and definitely a legend, he had some fantastic songs!
     
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    I grew up listening to my father's favorites (Jones, Williams, Wynette, Hank Snow, and on...) so I know traditional country, hillbilly, bluegrass, the "Nashville sound", etc.
    Growing up in the 60s and 70s I was influenced by the contemporary popular musical styles, all of which led me to embrace what is often called "Outlaw Country".
    Today's performers worthy of my time are Eric Church (I saw him open for Seeger once, not the current "bro country" type at all), Chris Stapleton (primarily thanks to my son-in-law), and Simpson is growing on me. None of them are Waylon. His voice was like buttered gravel.
     
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  7. J4ME5

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    Cheers buddy – I'm REALLY going to have to dive into Waylon a bit more... I'm well aware of the name – and have heard a few songs, and know a bit about the Highwaymen and so on... – but my knowledge is quite limited when it comes to Waylon, so I'm going to make an effort to dive a bit deeper – I have no doubt it is fantastic music :thumb: !
     
  8. Boyd L

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    I'm sure you'll find your own path, but I find the Highwaymen era doesn't really do any of the members justice if you are wanting to put a sound to what they're all about.
    One man's opinion:
    The old saw that Country Music is "three chords and the truth!" may be trite to some but that little phrase captures the simple soulful connection performers make with their audiences (and themselves while playing/singing).

    So many good choices, current and past.
     
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    A tribute to Waylon's influences:



    A song every picker should know, only two chords:p:
     
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    Sounds great – the first one is particularly great though, GREAT voice – and I love the tempo :thumb: !
     
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    Another one I like... I particularly like this live performance – everybody appears to be really enjoying the moment – there's a GREAT atmosphere in the place!!...

     
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    You might like what we call "Americana", as opposed to Modern Country Radio.
     
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    A tribute to the Ladies of the Grand Ole Opry ~ Carrie Underwood

     
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    This has to be one of my favourites of Merle's many recordings – a song recorded by MANY of the greats, but Merle sang it as good as anyone – and the pedal steel in this one is just... sublime!

     
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    Hammer Of The Honky Tonk God ~ Mr. Bill Kirchen

     
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    I haven’t read the whole thread…….did anyone mention Steve Earle?
    How about John Hiatt?
    Where does the line between Americana and Country exist….if at all?