"Pop" Goes Country

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  1. DixieDestroyer

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    As a big fan of traditional/real/old-school Country & Western music (& old time Bluegrass), it sickens me to see the meteoric rise of modern "pop" country. The crap that fills the airways of today's (so-called) country radio stations is manufactured crapola. I think the trend got alotta traction when Shayna Twain came on the scene, and it's been going downwards ever since. Now frauds like Keith "Candy@$$" Urban, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts & even (former wigger) Kid Rock are lauded as "country stars"[​IMG] This trash is as as country as I am a damn chinaman! [​IMG] I posted some of my favorite country songs in the "Favorite Videos" thread, but felt compelled to rant a little (with the recent 2010 CMT Awards show).

    IMO, a real country music song/artist is gonna incorporate a fiddle, steel guitar most of the time. My favorites are Hank (Sr., Jr., 3), Waylon, David Allen Coe, George Jones, Bob Wills, Flatt & Scruggs, Kitty Wells, Jimmy Martin & Bill Monroe. Outside of Alan Jackson, most "modern" country music is as fake as a $3 bill! Here's a few other songs that make my point....

    Hank 3 & the Damn Band - "Trashville" (Live)

    Larry Cordle - "Murder on Music Row"

    Hank 3 & The Damn Band - "Dick n Dixie"** = No pun intended...ya'll homos![​IMG]

    Hank 3 & the Damn Band - "Country Heros"



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  2. Anak

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    I agree, Hank III is also one of my favorite musicians, although some pop country is not that bad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJixs2FoZ_Y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-XfthjK-bk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ujS1er1r0

    But when I delve into that kind of music I stick with alt. country, old country, southern gothic, rockabilly etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhV235GakRE 16 Horsepower - Haw]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9CWFU2VRNo Johnny Horton - Johnny Reb
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmZ1HXzKpis 357 String Band - Evil On My Mind
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf5FvUt7iIw Wanda Jackson - Funnel of Love

    Also Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxKuR3fp8s

    I also like the Racist Redneck Rebels, but youtube sure doesn't
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  3. speedster

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    Of course you need to have a little diversity as well.Ladies and gentlemen we give you the new country hero Darius Rucker.
     
  4. space hillbilly

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    I like most of your favorites Dixie, The new country is trash! they try to be too "With IT!" And too modern...
     
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    It won't be long before white people have nothing to identify with their culture. The PTB want to take it all away. Soon we will have idiot rappers such as Snoop Dogg supposedly doing "country music."
     
  6. space hillbilly

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    Yea, just like the Andy Griffth show! It went from down-home homur, Too modrn trash.

    And as I recall they did Hee Haw the same way! but I was just a kid at the time [​IMG] ......
     
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  8. DixieDestroyer

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    Lost, my Grandaddy & Granny loved Hee Haw. Grandad always had Bluegrass on his old record player & (always) listened to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday evenings. I grew up on (traditional) Country & Western & Bluegrass (before I got into Rock, Southern Rock & Metal...in the early 80s). C&W and Bluegrass are my "first" musical "loves".

    Palecon, I love (old time) Bluegrass too. I Here's some of my favorites.

    Grandpa Jones - "Are You From Dixie"

    Flatt & Scruggs - "Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow" & "Home Sweet Home"

    The Stanley Brothers - "Mountain Dew"

    Bill Monroe - "Uncle Pen"

    Jimmy Martin - "Moonshine Hollow"

    Del McCoury - "High on a Mountain"

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  9. jaxvid

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    "New country" music is what used to be white "pop" music. Melody, guitar riffs, driving rythym, and interesting lyrics used to be the mainstay of white popular music. That genre has been ended due to the controlling interests in music wanting to move the agenda towards black dominated music.

    Modern country music is the only mainstream alternative to rap, soul, R & B, and metal. As such it is the last bastion of middle class white music taste. Sure "real" country can be good and has an audience but for a nation full of white people without a musical representative "new country" has filled that gap.

    I wouldn't go too hard on it. While much of it preaches the PC line, also much of it speaks to bedrock white values and old fashioned white morality. Modern music would truly be a wasteland without it.
     
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    Already done. Crip Gang member Snoop Dogg already did a duet with Brad Paisley. LOL
     
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    BINGO!!! Jaxvid you hit the nail on the head with that post. I've seen it first hand with friends and family members liking this new "pop" country only because they don't like the alternative which is ghetto hip-hop, R&B, & cRap. So they turn to people like Taylor Swift and Keith Urban because the alternative is T-Pain and Ludacris. [​IMG]
     
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    CDB15, I don't care for Toby too much ("Beer for my Horses" with "Shotgun" Willie is pretty good). However, I can tolerate his stuff, whereas I can't stomach pop country crap like Brad (Freemason) Paisley, Keith "Candy@$$" Urban, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, etc.

    To quote Hank 3 (a real country outlaw)..."I'd rather eat the barrel of a double-barrel loaded shotgun....than to hear that $#it they call pop country music on 98.1".[​IMG]

    Hank 3 & The Damn Band - "Not Everybody Likes Us"

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  14. Bronk

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    This pop trend for country music goes back to the 1960s with "the Nashville Sound" that erncorporated strings and horns. I remember the controversy around Olivia Newton-John being considered country in the 1970s as well. It just seems that now pop runs country music,
     
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    Right on there Bronk. However, the Nashville Sound featured talented musicians (not manufactured fakes like today) such as Chet Atkins & Jim Reeves. However, outlaws like Waylon, Willie & Hank Jr. bucked the trend. The 70s & 80's featured "Countrypolitian" but also featured good talent like Ronnie Milsap & Kenny Rogers, whilst rarities like George Strait stayed traditional. Now, we see pop country that incorporated rap (= crap) like so-called "Hick Hop" (brutha "Cowboy" Troy, etc.). I'm just a Country & Western purist & can't stomach the putrid bilge being churned out of "Trashville" these days. My CD collection is loaded with my favorites (mentioned above). I even have a few Bob Wills & Jimmie Rodgers CDs.
     
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    Well, this year's so called "Country" Music Awards featured duets with with no talent R&B hack Rihanna & (pop country) Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles...and manufactured "star" Carrie Underwood & Aerosmith's "dude looks like a lady" Steven Tyler. Here are some of the major "winners"...all pop country crapola...

    Entertainer of the year: Taylor Swift (pre-teen girl's fan favorite)

    Male vocalist of the year: Brad Paisley

    Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert

    Vocal duo of the year: Sugarland

    Vocal group of the year: Lady Antebellum

    This show is all about ratings as they've sold true Country & Western down the river to chase the dollar![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Larry Cordle - "Murder on Murder Row"

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    Nashville is dead! And one of the things that are killing it now is the late night "Classic Country" infomercials, They are exposing young people to what real country music was.
    Around here latelyi can't keep my Glen Campbell or Waylon Jennings CDs for the teens.
    If Nashville dosen't do somthing fast, their new stars will be on welfare.....
     
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    Dixie check out Josh Thompson, way out here. I think you'll like that.
     
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    I've been saying for years that country is just "cowboy hat pop." I don't rag on them too much though, because anytime I tune into a nucountry station on a long drive, I find at least a couple of new songs that have real meaning to them and are what I would call "good" songs. That is the way a lot of pop music was pre-cultural Marxist revolution. Because of that, I rarely listen to any new music stations, regardless of genre.
     
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    Shouldn't there be negro actors in the video? It would be absurd if a White artist sang about leaving his girl with the caste of "Good times" doing the video.
     
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    Modern pop country is an absolute insult to the senses. A total joke. I hope they all go broke and especially the Jews that control the "music" industry. To hell with them, literally.
     
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    Nobody ever acknowledged my recs :shakehead:
     
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    Country music was “that old stuff” my Dad listened to on those Saturdays whenever he drafting me into helping with whatever home improvement project he had going. Of course, I resented the interruption of my important weekend agenda (riding bikes, playing ball, shooting BB guns in the woods, etc.), which probably soured me on the music a bit.

    Around pre-teen age, I developed a taste for harder rock (mid-1970s), away from the bilge pumped out by the AM radio of the time. Throughout the later 70s, 80s, and early 90s, I was a metal guy.

    It was into the mid-1990s that I was exposed to then-modern country, and though it all sounded hokey at first, I began sorting out quality from industry-promoted crap. Alan Jackson, George Strait and Brooks & Dunn all had a sound that borrowed from tradition with something added. Diamond Rio, too. I liked Colin Raye’s ballads. Also, Tracey Lawrence and Trace Adkins. Mary Chapin Carpenter also had something the other female vocalists didn’t have (too bad she is a dumbass leftie). I didn’t care for Reba or the Judds (Hollywood Country”); nor did the Austin sound appeal to me. DD brought up Shania Twain… If the old country pioneers could hurl lightning bolts from the heavens, Shania would be a crispy critter.

    I gradually worked backward toward Glen Campbell (RIP) and Roy Clark (RIP) as pickers. Man, 98% of what they recorded for commercial consumption did not show off their chops. When those boys decided to cut loose, they were as skilled as nearly any of the “guitar heroes” of recent decades!

    2018 country music is commercially dormant. No, it’s worse than that. It is not merely absent; it has been replaced by something that bears its name. Something foul.
     

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