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    Do you have any favorites? I'm really not a fan but you can't help but hear a few songs and so here are some I like.

    Lady Antebellum - Love Don't Live Here
    Keith Urban - Once in a Lifetime
    Sugarland - Baby Girl
    Dirt Bentley - Come a Little Closer
    Vince Gill - I Still Believe in You
    Toby Keith - I Should Have Been a Cowboy

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    I love country. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite Garth song. Probably What She's Doing Now. But Papa Loves Mama is hilarious, Ain't Going Down is great fun, That Summer is sexy, and The Dance is beautiful.

    Sugarland is hot. I love All I Wanna Do, and her duet with JBJ.

    Toby Keith, I like How Do You Like Me Now, but not any of his cheeseball America stuff.

    Terri Clark had a song called I've Got Better Things to Do. I loved that one, but I think that was because I was pissed at a guy at the time.

    John Michael Montgomery's Sold, I always liked that one.

    Carrie Underwood is gorgeous and has a great voice, but her music doesn't do much for me. And the thought of her taking a baseball bat to an F150 after shooting whiskey is just comical.

    My all-time favorite is Chatahoochee by Alan Jackson.

    Well, I suppose I should qualify that and say that my all-time favorite depends on how far back we're going. Willie Nelson's Always on My Mind -- does it get any better? If you go wayyy back there's some great stuff by Hank Sr and Bob Wills and such, but that's almost a whole different genre.

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    Dwight Yoakam is my only tie to modern country music. I love that guy.

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    Waylon and Willie and the boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Waylon and Willie and the boys.

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    I never go down that way. All my exes live in Texas.

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    El Paso

    Big John

    Pancho and Lefty

    The Devil Went Down to Georgia (he was lookin' for a soul to steal)

    The Battle of New Orleans

    There Was Blood on the Saddle (and Blood all around)
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    Johnny Cash, "Folsom Prison Blues" & about 50 more
    Randy Travis, "Forever and Ever, Amen"
    Conway Twitty, "Hello, Darlin'" & "It's Only Make Believe"
    Kenny Rogers, "Lucille" & "Love Will Turn You Around"
    Garth, "Low Places"
    The Flying Burrito Brothers, "Christina's Tune"
    Tracy Lawrence, "Texas Tornado"
    Doobie Brothers, "Black Water"
    Alabama, "Mountain Music"
    The Lovin' Spoonful, "Nashville Cats"
    Ricardo Arjona, "Historia del Portero"
    John Denver, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
    The Charlie Daniels Band, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
    Patsy Cline, "Walkin' After Midnight"
    George Jones, 'He Stopped Loving Her Today"
    Jimmy Buffet, "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I never go down that way. All my exes live in Texas.
    we are totally out of sync today. I just can't bring myself to engage re: George Strait and Jon Secada. I'm sorry, I just can't.
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    Every single country song ever produced is completely awful. It is one the genre of music that I have never heard a song that I actually enjoy.
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    Ray Price - Heartache by the Number

    David Allen Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name

    George Strait - Amarillo by Morning (might be my all time favorite song)

    Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down

    Willie Nelson - Georgia on my Mind (I know Ray Charles' version is the standard, but I asked my wife to marry me to this version)

    Roger Miller - Dang Me

    Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

    Merle Haggard - I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink

    Wayne Hancock - 87 Southbound (Opening line: I caught you with him, on those damp, slick, sticky satin sheets)

    Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - Nowhere Town

    Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - Stay a Little Longer

    Garth Brooks - Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)

    Chris Ledoux - Western Skies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I love country. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite Garth song. Probably What She's Doing Now. But Papa Loves Mama is hilarious, Ain't Going Down is great fun, That Summer is sexy, and The Dance is beautiful.

    Sugarland is hot. I love All I Wanna Do, and her duet with JBJ.

    Toby Keith, I like How Do You Like Me Now, but not any of his cheeseball America stuff.

    Terri Clark had a song called I've Got Better Things to Do. I loved that one, but I think that was because I was pissed at a guy at the time.

    John Michael Montgomery's Sold, I always liked that one.

    Carrie Underwood is gorgeous and has a great voice, but her music doesn't do much for me. And the thought of her taking a baseball bat to an F150 after shooting whiskey is just comical.

    My all-time favorite is Chatahoochee by Alan Jackson.

    Well, I suppose I should qualify that and say that my all-time favorite depends on how far back we're going. Willie Nelson's Always on My Mind -- does it get any better? If you go wayyy back there's some great stuff by Hank Sr and Bob Wills and such, but that's almost a whole different genre.
    Hank Sr. is my all-time favorite. You Win Again, Cold Cold Heart, I'm so Lonesome I could Cry...just achingly beautiful songs. The guy didn't have a great voice, but he sure sang with emotion. He wrote all his own songs out of personal experience - when you hear him, you feel what he is feeling.

    Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain. Nuff said.

    Garth Brooks - I don't know, I've just never really liked the guy. Except for Friends in Low Places.

    George Strait - he's pretty vanilla, but the songs are solid and he has a fantastic classic country voice.

    All-time greatest country voice has to be George Jones - hands down. Best song: She Thinks I Still Care.

    As for new artists, I like Brad Paisley and Josh Turner. I dig JT's song Me and God.

    I know this is a favorites thread, but Taylor Swift is an abomination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    we are totally out of sync today.
    Of course we are. We did NSYNC ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    Tracy Lawrence, "Texas Tornado"
    That is a great song.

    Jimmy Buffet, "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw?"
    Is that country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Dwight Yoakam is my only tie to modern country music. I love that guy.
    In 1985, when I was in High School, I went to a Violent Femmes concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The opening act was Dwight Yoakam, who was then young and very little known. That was a weird experience. Despite the Folk influences of the Femmes, there is not a lot of overlap between Femmes fans and country fans. After about two songs, people started throwing beer on stage, and one of Yoakam's guitarist almost got in a fight with a group of fans.

    I am not a Country music fan, but I do sometimes enjoy:

    Johnny Cash (how can you not like Johnny?)
    Steve Earle
    Southern Culture on the Skids (North Carolina Country meets surf music)
    Townes Van Zandt (Don't know if he is really true country)
    BR549 (Not my favorite, but I like a couple of songs)

    I would probably like more if I looked into it more.

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    I am a big country fan. I mostly enjoy more melodic blue grass stuff like Alison Krauss and Union Station. Union Station is amazing. As is Krauss. Nickel Creek is also a fave. There have been some very great mentions in this thread so far.

    The Dance (Garth Brooks) - Babs
    Amarillo by Morning (George Strait) - Landpoke
    Forever and Ever Amen (Randy Travis) - wuap

    I didn't know there were so many of you who appreciated country. I am glad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by landpoke View Post

    Willie Nelson - Georgia on my Mind (I know Ray Charles' version is the standard, but I asked my wife to marry me to this version)

    I prefer this version as well. My dad is a big Willie Nelson fan so this is the version I have heard the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    Every single country song ever produced is completely awful. It is one the genre of music that I have never heard a song that I actually enjoy.
    I am not a big country music fan but I find it hard to believe that there is not a single song in the whole freakin' genre that you can appreciate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landpoke View Post
    Ray Price - Heartache by the Number

    David Allen Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name

    George Strait - Amarillo by Morning (might be my all time favorite song)

    Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down

    Garth Brooks - Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)

    I could go on, but I won't.
    Listen to the Poke. The whole list was outstanding, and these were my favorites. Also, I'll add
    Willie: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, and Red Headed Stranger

    Hank: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

    Chris: Song of Wyoming

    Alan: Remember When

    Yada, Yada, Yada.

    BTW, I'm with you on Amarillo By Morning.

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    Is that country?
    If that ain't country, you can kiss my ass. (He's actually kind of a nice looking donkey.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by landpoke View Post
    Garth Brooks - Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)

    Chris Ledoux - Western Skies
    Two of my favorites.

    Of course the ultimate country song is

    Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr

    Now here is my current favorite by the Brad Paisley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    In 1985, when I was in High School, I went to a Violent Femmes concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The opening act was Dwight Yoakam, who was then young and very little known. That was a weird experience. Despite the Folk influences of the Femmes, there is not a lot of overlap between Femmes fans and country fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marsupial View Post
    I am not a big country music fan but I find it hard to believe that there is not a single song in the whole freakin' genre that you can appreciate.
    Haven't heard one yet.
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    Almost forgot another great:

    NGDB: Mr. Bojangles

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    stretching the definition of country but still a version of country,

    BPB New Partner, video is stupid, song is exquisitely grand,

    [youtube]v/yGSi7_jNp3A&hl=en&fs=1" [/youtube]

    Son Volt - Catching On
    [youtube]v/vhsryMt3TP0&hl=en&fs=1" [/youtube]

    Lyle Lovett - His best song in my opinion, North Dakota

    [youtube]v/xvTvnltNmfc&hl=en&fs=1" [/youtube]

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    I really like country.
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    There's a lot of different country artists and styles that I enjoy.

    The older stuff like Chris LeDoux (my all-time favorite), Johnny Cash and George Strait is still old school and I enjoy his stuff.

    A lot of the newer groups I'm not a fan, but some of the artists I enjoy in particular:

    Keith Urban
    Brad Paisley....dude picks a mean guitar
    Montgomery Gentry

    I like a lot of the ones I listened to growing up like: Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Jon Michael Montogmery and a handful of others.

    A RockAbilly/Bluesy style group that I really like, but have no idea what happened too is called Big House....they have a lot of really good stuff.

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    One that no one has mentioned yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidget View Post
    I am a big country fan. I mostly enjoy more melodic blue grass stuff like Alison Krauss and Union Station. Union Station is amazing. As is Krauss. Nickel Creek is also a fave. There have been some very great mentions in this thread so far.
    Alison Krauss and Nickel Creek are my favorites. I also like a little Rascal Flatts on occasion. And Shania Twain is an extremely guilty pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoylenOver View Post
    Alison Krauss and Nickel Creek are my favorites.
    Yes, good stuff. But wouldn't both be more properly classified as bluegrass?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    Every single country song ever produced is completely awful. It is one the genre of music that I have never heard a song that I actually enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Yes, good stuff. But wouldn't both be more properly classified as bluegrass?
    I think they're similar enough types of music to be grouped together. You're right, they're more bluegrass, but it's close enough.
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