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whats your favorite country songs?
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:56:32 AM »
Country...ewwww...really? Yep...country music.

Now, I hate country music as much as the next guy, but I do have some 'guilty pleasures'. But they are very sporadic...or few and far between...so to speak.

For example, I don't mind:
  • Lone Star - No News
  • John Michael Montgomery - Sold
  • *most* Shania
I'm sure there's more, but please...feel free to post some of your Country 'guilty pleasures'  :)


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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 12:01:48 PM »
I hate country music too, but I actually like Rascal Flatt's version of Life is a Highway.

And Garth Brook's Friends In Low Places is the best drunken redneck bar song ever.
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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 12:05:16 PM »
I don't like any male country singers, but I really (secretly) love the lady ones.  Martina McBride's pretty great.  I like Sara Evans.  Her whole "Born to Fly" cd was defintely one I played nonstop (in secret, of course) all summer a few years ago.  The Dixie Chicks are made of awesome, of course.  But my absolute guiltiest country pleasure is the song "Broken" by Lindsay Haun.  It's from some made-for-TV pro-war movie starring Toby Keith (obviously I didn't see it) and the song is very American Idol-audition-ready and I love it.  I think it has something to do with my intense tanorexia I had from the ages of 15-19, and country's all they play at tanning salons back home.

There.  We had a lot of embarassing in the previous paragraph, but I said it.  I said it and I wouldn't take it back.




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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 12:10:34 PM »
"You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" by David Frizzell and Shelly West
"Smoky Mountain Rain" by Ronnie Milsap
"What A Crying Shame" by The Mavericks
"Seminole Wind" by John Anderson

I don't listen to new country music at all.  So I'm not up to speed on the current artists or hits.

And these songs aren't "guilty pleasures" of mine.  I'm not embarrassed to say that they are favs.
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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008, 12:10:45 PM »

There.  We had a lot of embarassing in the previous paragraph, but I said it.  I said it and I wouldn't take it back.

Doesn't if feel like a weight has been lifted off your chest?

What prompted this thread...is I was just listening to some country music on my laptop at work and one of my co-workers said: "I didn't know you liked Country music?"
and I had to explain 'how it all works' in my world in regards to country music.


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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008, 12:25:50 PM »

There.  We had a lot of embarassing in the previous paragraph, but I said it.  I said it and I wouldn't take it back.

Doesn't if feel like a weight has been lifted off your chest?

What prompted this thread...is I was just listening to some country music on my laptop at work and one of my co-workers said: "I didn't know you liked Country music?"
and I had to explain 'how it all works' in my world in regards to country music.

I listen to a lot of folk roots style music (Hem, Patty Griffin, etc) and whenever I listen to that kind of stuff at the office, people inevitably make that same comment.  "Oh I didn't know you liked country."  It's not, bitches.




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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2008, 12:30:42 PM »
I'm a southerner.  I speak this language!

Alison Krauss (ok, so technically bluegrass) has one of most gorgeous voices in the industry and too many hits to name.  
Rascal Flatt's "Fast Cars and Freedom," and their crossover hit, though it's been overplayed, "What Hurts the Most."
Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar" and "As Good as I Once Was."
Tim McGraw's "My Best Friend" and others.
Little Big Town's "Boondocks," for the sake of local pride.
Johnny Cash's American series.
Keith Urban's "Nobody Drinks Alone" and "I Told You So," and a bunch more.
Some Julie Miller, some Dixie Chicks, some good ole' Garth Brooks, so many I'm forgetting right now.

Don't feel guilty.  Country music has it's moments.  And where else would you find a song called "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)?"


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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008, 12:36:20 PM »
oh boy...I just thought of some 'real bad', country guilty pleasures  :speechless:

uhmmmm....hmmmm

  • The Kentucky Headhunters - The Ballad of Davey Crockett
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Fishin in the Dark

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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2008, 12:40:18 PM »
I got the sudden urge to watch Maverick.  Need to add Clint Black's "A Good Run of Bad Luck."  There ain't no better poker song. ^_^


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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2008, 01:04:01 PM »

There.  We had a lot of embarassing in the previous paragraph, but I said it.  I said it and I wouldn't take it back.

Doesn't if feel like a weight has been lifted off your chest?

What prompted this thread...is I was just listening to some country music on my laptop at work and one of my co-workers said: "I didn't know you liked Country music?"
and I had to explain 'how it all works' in my world in regards to country music.

I listen to a lot of folk roots style music (Hem, Patty Griffin, etc) and whenever I listen to that kind of stuff at the office, people inevitably make that same comment.  "Oh I didn't know you liked country."  It's not, bitches.

Hem and Patty Griffin? I think we might have the exact same taste in music! ;)

As for "proper" country songs, I really like Marty Robbins' cowboy ballads, like The Ballad of the Alamo, Big Iron, Stampede, and They're Hanging Me Tonight.  That dude can spin a yarn.


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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2008, 05:01:33 PM »
Not a fan of country music per se but more of a country tinged music.  Alt-country seems to be a good blanket term for it.

Wilco
Clem Snide
Whiskeytown
The Jayhawks
Alison Krauss
Gram Parsons
Emmylou Harris
Lucinda Williams
Shawn Colvin
Lyle Lovett
Townes Van Zandt

Cake makes good use of the slide guitar in a few of their songs.  In fact, I'm a sucker for a slide guitar in general. 
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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2008, 07:16:14 PM »
Onil, you've heard Eef Barzelay's first solo album right?  It's great.  Also, if you haven't checked it out, Clem Snide's live album "Have a Great Night" is great. 




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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2008, 07:42:24 PM »
Onil, you've heard Eef Barzelay's first solo album right?  It's great.  Also, if you haven't checked it out, Clem Snide's live album "Have a Great Night" is great. 

I've heard stray songs from Eef's solo album and what I've heard, I like.  I've always been drawn to the simple combination of one voice and one guitar and his is one of the more unique ones I've heard in a long while.

We haven't really heard any live Clem Snide but Eef did do a four song Daytrotter set.  It's very cool.
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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2008, 08:18:58 PM »
Onil, you've heard Eef Barzelay's first solo album right?  It's great.  Also, if you haven't checked it out, Clem Snide's live album "Have a Great Night" is great. 

I've heard stray songs from Eef's solo album and what I've heard, I like.  I've always been drawn to the simple combination of one voice and one guitar and his is one of the more unique ones I've heard in a long while.

We haven't really heard any live Clem Snide but Eef did do a four song Daytrotter set.  It's very cool.

Well if you can't get ahold of the disc, I'll gladly burn it and send it to you guys.  It's great.  The version of "The Water Song" on it is absolutely heartbreaking and gorgeous.




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Re: whats your favorite country songs?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2008, 10:28:48 PM »
[tangent]My parents got into country music right when Garth Brooks hit it big and then the rest of my family got into it except for me. We had so many posers at my high school that kinda lived outside of town but didn't really do anything to deserve the title of a cowboy except for driving huge trucks and wearing the Justin Boots and Stetson hats Costco quickly stocked when the pop country craze erupted. I always called those douchebags "Costco Cowboys" called all they ended up being were racist posers with tight ass jeans, boots, the solid white and black shirts and a cowboy hat picking fights with the Hispanic kids at our school.[/tangent]

Anyways I did like however Marty Stuart's album "This One's Gonna Hurt You" which has his father-in-law Johnny Cash singing in one song with him. I also liked a couple of songs from George Strait's Soundtrack to Pure Country.

Other songs I like
Roger Miller - King of the Road
Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall
George Jones - She Thinks I Still Care

I'm sure there's more could think up but my thoughts are clouded with Costco Cowboys now. Thanks for stirring up old memories I had forgot.