Sad Day In Country Music History

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This is what is considered by some to be "country" music in 2013. I have to give Dave Grohl props for his drumming but this tune is more like a cross between bad 70's prog rock and the Dave Matthews Band. On the upside, Kacey Musgraves did win Best New Artist at the CMA's this evening. On another positive note, I understand Taylor Swift was backed by Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Sam Bush during a performance of her song "Red" tonight.

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Tiki Torches wrote:

This is what is considered by some to be "country" music in 2013. I have to give Dave Grohl props for his drumming but this tune is more like a cross between bad 70's prog rock and the Dave Matthews Band. On the upside, Kacey Musgraves did win Best New Artist at the CMA's this evening. On another positive note, I understand Taylor Swift was backed by Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Sam Bush during a performance of her song "Red" tonight.
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They had mike problems on several artists. Shame shame.
I would LOVE to see Ray Wylie Hubbard on one of these shows, for heaven's sake: give the man a lifetime achievement award just so we can see him perform !!!
And Jerry Jeff Walker....
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citcat wrote:I would LOVE to see Ray Wylie Hubbard on one of these shows, for heaven's sake: give the man a lifetime achievement award just so we can see him perform !!! And Jerry Jeff Walker....etc. :D
Never gonna happen with any of the awards shows that focus on mainstream country music. However, there's a very good chance that it could happen with the Americana Music Awards, even though they have a tendency to play it safe as well.

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Another party heard from...

Collin Raye Speaks Out On Today’s Country Music

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"The question we should be asking isn’t whether country music sounds like Merle, Buck or Hank. The question is whether the music being written, recorded, performed and promoted today is worthy of those giants."
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I hear Brad Paisley has a DJ at his shows now. Seriously.
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Tiki Torches wrote:
conched wrote:22 weeks! No 1 last December.

Don't recall ever hearing 'Cruise'.

So much music; so little time.
The video is below. In all honesty you're not missing anything.

my guess: ok musicians, typical hooks, some lyrical hooks, and wannabee MTV video style. Never heard these guys, and I am not going to waste the time to watch them. said this before: if they weren't performing before 1985, they have to be really good to get my attention.

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On the topic of rap/hip-hop colliding with country, those are pretty strange bedfellows. I've yet to hear anything all that noteworthy emerge from those type of collaborations but it's important to remember that it's that very sort of mixing of styles that resulted in the birth of rock n' roll ("the blues had a baby and they named it rock n' roll!") so you never know. So far, it's worked much better with rock n' roll (Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Aerosmith/Run DMC, etc.). At any rate, it's interesting to note that it may have begun innocently enough with this Bellamy Brothers song way back when:



In reference to not paying attention to most country music made post-1985, there's plenty out there that's worthy of everyone's attention if you're a fan of country music, it just may not be played on commercial country radio or CMT (unless it's CMT Edge). There's even some very traditional sounding country music from the likes of John Howie, Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff, Sturgill Simpson, Hayes Carll, Lindi Ortega, Caitlin Rose, etc. that is ignored by country radio in 2014. There's also artists such as Chris Knight who would fit perfectly on country music radio but for some reason, he is also ignored by the mainstream. By the way, the majority of these folks are classified as "alt.country" these days even though there's really nothing all that "alternative" about them other than the fact that they've all been shunned by mainstream country radio.


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Vince Gill on Truck Songs, Clapton & Women's 'Unfair' Role in Country
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Tiki Torches wrote:
"The question we should be asking isn’t whether country music sounds like Merle, Buck or Hank. The question is whether the music being written, recorded, performed and promoted today is worthy of those giants."
Hell No, We Won’t Bro

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If that aint Country, it's a damn good joke....
http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/1051049/ ... ards.jhtml
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sonofabeach wrote:If that aint Country, it's a damn good joke....
http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/1051049/ ... ards.jhtml
Never thought I'd see ZZ Top jump the shark but there it is. Sad sight to see in 2014 where utter crap like Florida Georgia Line passes for country music and artists such as Sturgill Simpson are ignored by mainstream country radio.


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sonofabeach wrote:If that aint Country, it's a damn good joke....
http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/1051049/ ... ards.jhtml
That was truly horrible. :o
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Freakin speechless.
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LIPH wrote:
sonofabeach wrote:If that aint Country, it's a damn good joke....
http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/1051049/ ... ards.jhtml
That was truly horrible. :o

Absolute crap!
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From a recent interview David Menconi of the Raleigh News and Observer did with Merle Haggard:
Q: Do you listen to much modern country?

A: I’ve gotta be honest, I don’t really listen to the radio at all anymore. Once in a while, I’ll scan it and I don’t understand what they’re doing. I can’t find the entertainment in it. I know these guys, occasionally play shows with them and they’re all good people. But I wonder if that record they’re making is something they can actually do. Too much boogie boogie wham-bam and not enough substance. It’s all the same musicians, too, probably eight to 10 musicians play on every record you hear. For a musician hearing things that way, you can tell when a certain guitarist is playing. I know more about the musicians than the artists, actually.

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