What do you think about country music?


I want to like country, but for the most part it seems to be instrumentally sterile. Musically boring regardless of what lyrics the frontman is reciting.
I heard a lot of pop country growing up and assumed I hated the whole genre until I heard this one. Now I'm getting into a lot of alt country and bluegrass.

Wayfaring Stranger by 16 Horsepower

This band actually split up over Christianity. The Christian one is called Wovenhand now.


Gold Member
America could have really stayed great had we not be sold out by the powers that be... and had the internet and social media came along an skewed the fuck out of female/male relationships.

This song now makes me sad.

There are no more Detroit Auto workers, Pittsburgh Steel Mill workers, or WVA Coal miners to thank for their time and he rest of the jobs mentioned are done by Mexicans and chinese.

Hello unnnnnndoc-umented field worker let me thank you for your time.

Country music is great but you have to be very selective and almost every artist that came to fame in the past decade is severely compromised.

Sorry I haven't had time to read through this entire thread so forgive me if some of these are repeats, but here are some classic artists that are worth checking out, along with one of their better songs:

Slim Whitman - Cattle Call
Ernest Tubb - Waltz Across Texas
Faron Young - Hello Walls
Little Jimmy Dickens - Country Boy
Boxcar Willie - Hank and the Hobo
The Carter Family - Can the Circle be Unbroken
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - You're From Texas
Jimmie Rodgers - In the Jailhouse Now
Billy Walker - Cross the Brazos at Waco


I like Country, I like Waylon, Willie, Jerry Reed, Hank Williams and some other tracks here and there. Love the instrumentation and lyrics. Interesting how some of you seem to hate it whereas as me, being outside of the cultural sphere of it finds it so interesting.