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    So help me, I'm starting to actually LIKE some country music in my old age!

    Not all of it, of course. 99% of what's called country still sucks.

    But for the past week or so, I've been listening almost exclusively to Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Hank Williams Sr. Man, I don't care what label you want to slap on 'em, those dudes can tell a story! And Willie has to be the most underrated guitarist in history.

    The good stuff (read: the stuff that doesn't get played on "country" stations) isn't really all that distinguishable from great blues or folk music.

    I don't believe there's been any line in music history as bluntly powerful as Johnny's "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." Unless maybe it's Johnny's "If I hadn't-a shot poor Delia, I'd-a had her for my wife."

    Seriously, if you're going to bash country, pick up (at least) American Recordings by Johnny Cash. One of the best albums ever!
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    Re: So help me, I'm starting to actually LIKE some country music in my old age!

    I went through a similar experience. Except it was with Merle Haggard. There was a little Hank Sr. and some Johnny Horton and Statler Brothers and some Elvis...

    I blame those Classic Country cd's. I was going through them recently and rediscovering my favorites.

    Too bad most everyone else does not know the good country, just the bad Toby Keith stuff. So when I hear someone bash country I think of only how ignorant they are. There's more to country than that Shania Twain garbage.

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    Re: So help me, I'm starting to actually LIKE some country music in my old age!

    You're lucky El Chuxter...I thought you meant modern country music.
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    Re: So help me, I'm starting to actually LIKE some country music in my old age!

    Not all new stuff is bad. Well the stuff that t hey play on the radio is. I'd try checking out Robbie Fulks. http://www.robbiefulks.com

    Plus there are a lot of alt.country bands that are pretty good. Jayhawks, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, etc.

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    Re: So help me, I'm starting to actually LIKE some country music in my old age!

    Heck J. Cash was the man. Aint nothing wrong with it. I listen to Garth Brooks once and awhile.
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    Re: So help me, I'm starting to actually LIKE some country music in my old age!

    The only way I listen to country is if the artist is a hot babe. So I'm superficial...sue me.

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