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Traditional Country Music

A place to discuss the great traditional Country artists...from yesterday and today.

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Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2013

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Singing Cowboy Bands

Started by Harris. Last reply by Craig McCurdy Feb 21, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm a big fan of traditional singing cowboy bands, like Sons of the Pioneers, where Roy Rogers got his start, and a genre made famous by Gene Autry.  Does anyone have a favorite singing cowboy,…Continue

Non-traditional Country...?

Started by Greg Webb. Last reply by Justin Mar 10, 2011. 8 Replies

Because I like to discover new music or hear stuff that I'm not familiar with, and because 'traditional country' is getting harder and harder to find these days, I've started expanding my horizons…Continue

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Comment by TKM on July 20, 2013 at 9:49pm

Sure am glad I found a group of true country lovers, those who understand what real country music is and should be.

 

The other night I was doing a circle-check on the truck and I had the radio tuned in to 100.7 The Island, which is one of the local country stations, and has a Classic Country Hour....Well, this wasn't that hour, and the song I heard made me almost weep for the future of country music, it's called Parking Lot Party.

 

We've come from the lyrics of Gentleman Jim Reeves' songs about love and companionship and never leaving anyone behind (The Blizzard)  and Charlie Pride's songs about hard work and gospel (Abled-Bodied Man, Let Me Live) to these long-haired wannabe country boys in John Deere T-shirts and Dodge ballcaps singing songs about constantly partying and getting drunk or songs about how they would rather not do their manly duties but just drink beer instead....Country music used to speak of and tell stories of some very manly things and had great messages in the lyrics...Now...I just don't know.

 

I tell you, Gentleman Jim, The Possum,  Ernie Ashwroth, Webb Pierce, Tex Ritter, Gene Autry, Mother Mabel and Lew Dewitt (of the Statler Bros) must be turning over in their graves with what passes for country music nowadays.

 

A savage murder has been committed on Music Row, gentlemen.

Comment by Harris on October 12, 2010 at 12:36am
Hello. I was about to start a "Country and Western" group when I saw this one already here. I got started on the classic stuff when I was growing up by my dad, and I like Hank W Sr, Merle Haggard, Sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry especially.
Comment by Josh Frome on February 15, 2010 at 5:39am
Really enjoying SomaFM's country station: http://somafm.com/play/bootliquor
Comment by Carl M on February 6, 2010 at 3:28pm
Chris No I haven't heard it. I liked LeDoux also. Cadillac Ranch was kind of a crossover song but I liked it. LeDoux was a Wyoming guy. I have to mention Charlie Pride...he got his start in Montana, which is where I live. I know folk music isn't Western but it isn't like the new country music either. I saw a concert one time that featured Pure Prarie League, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen and Panama Red and New Riders of the Purple Sage and one of the best groups I saw in that category was the Ozark mountain Daredevils....they opened for Marshal Tucker and kicked butt on him.
Comment by Carl M on February 5, 2010 at 10:58pm
Chris I really like CD playing Orange Blossom Special. Next would be Long Haired Country Boy or Caballo Diablo. Hand clapping and foot stomping!
Comment by Michael on February 5, 2010 at 12:43pm
I 'hated' country most of my childhood because my family loved it but its grown on me. I cannot stand most of the new country out there as I'm more partial to the whiny-ness of G. Jones or Hank.
Comment by E.C McGuire on February 5, 2010 at 1:43am
Consider me jealous. I was able to get out and see DAC not to long ago on his last stop to Utah.
Comment by Carl M on February 4, 2010 at 2:31am
I gotta tell you I feel so fortunate to grow up listening to these folks, even if it was on 33s, 45s, 8-track and AM radio. I saw Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Hoyt Axton, Bobby Bare and others perform live.
Comment by Carl M on February 4, 2010 at 1:20am
howdy fellas.
 

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