I like him, too! I can't resist Brad Paisley and I like some Trace Adkins... I'm looking forward to more posts because I don't know much about the genre or artists... sooo yes, I'm looking for some new artists to get into.CubaTBird said:i like clintblack.
I think you'd be surprised at what could constitute as country.killuminati said:I have a preferred genre, but I will listen to and appreciate any type of music.
EXCEPT COUNTRY! I can't stand country! It drives me insane, I don't know how people can listen to that stuff.
I disagree. THose guys are good, but that was then, and this is now. Yeah, it's gotten to be more pop-country......but it still has a big difference from something you'd hear on the other radio stations. Not just the sound, but the lyrics too, and there are other people like Alan Jackson who still come up with tunes today and he is true country.faustfire said:Modern country music shouldnt even be called country. Its just alternacrap with a country label slapped on it. Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard...these are great country singer-songwriters.
Yeah Yeah Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown are great - also used to be on Bloodshot records. R.A. isn't the be all end all of "alt-country" and certainly isn't the "only good modern country artist." You really need to expand your horizons apple2991 and check out some of Bloodshot's other acts. Chances are if you like R.A. then you'll dig some of the rest of their roster. Outside of the old-school country acts (Hank, Johnny C, Tex Ritter, etc.) the Bloodshot band are the only ones I can stand.apple2991 said:Ryan Adams--the only good modern country artist, formerly of the band Whiskeytown.
If any of you haven't heard of him, check out the album Heartbreaker. It is alt-country's finest.