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Old 03-19-07, 10:58 PM   #1
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Garth Brooks vs New Country Sounds

Discuss.

I personally likes me some friends in low places.
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Old 03-19-07, 11:06 PM   #2
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I don't follow country music. I like Johnny Cash and that's about it.
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Old 03-19-07, 11:07 PM   #3
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Garth is OK but I prefer musicians to performers. Little Big Town , Joe Nichols , I like those.

This thread is about country music, right? Or low down friends....?
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Old 03-19-07, 11:11 PM   #4
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my old high school mate Jeff Foxworthy knows a lot of those folks...but that's not my world.
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I can roll with Garth, especially back in his old school days.
Yeah...., me, Garth, Chris LeDoux, and David Allen Cole... what a party that would be.
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Garth Brooks is New Country.

(grew up listening to artists like Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Crystal Gayle, Conway Twitty, Mickey Gilley, Dolly Parton, Roger Miller, Bill Monroe, etc...)
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Old 03-20-07, 06:13 PM   #7
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(grew up listening to artists like Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Crystal Gayle, Conway Twitty, Mickey Gilley, Dolly Parton, Roger Miller, Bill Monroe, etc...)
Hell yeah. With a couple exceptions, real country music pretty much died in the early '80s. Some of the 'new country' stuff is kinda catchy, but I tire of it pretty quick.
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Garth Brooks is New Country.
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+2, Pop country sucks ass.
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When Garth came on the country scene, I left. He just sets my knckers ablaze. I grew up with Johnny Cash et al. Marty Robbins was the absolute best there was.

Garth is just a country wanna be. But he sells, or is that sucks?
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Garth is old school?
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like garths older stuff... He is new country by any means though........ But give me some Chris LeDuex and I am set........... I like new country, listen to it a lot.. But when you listen to songs From artist like Red Sovine, Jonny Cash, Merrile Haggard, etc you can tell a big difference.. they both have thier place
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Hell yeah. With a couple exceptions, real country music pretty much died in the early '80s. Some of the 'new country' stuff is kinda catchy, but I tire of it pretty quick.
Every time I hear a dixie chicks song I want to break something...

I think part of the problem is it seems like none of the big country stars anymore actually come from the country (perhaps I'm mistaken). They don't sing country because it's their lifestyle. They sing it because it's a profitable niche.

And singing pop songs with a forced twang isn't country.
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Closest I can come to old or new country is some Robert Earl Keen, and Steve Earle.

Garth Brooks is old country? Riiiiight. Go get yourself some Hank Williams. The first one.
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I still have a place in my heart for the high and lonesome Bluegrass music I grew up with.
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Garth Brooks is New Country.

(grew up listening to artists like Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Crystal Gayle, Conway Twitty, Mickey Gilley, Dolly Parton, Roger Miller, Bill Monroe, etc...)

+1 - Not exactly voluntarily though and late sixties/ early seventies rock is my preference. However...

I love Emmylou Harris, Crystal Gayle and Roseanne Cash !
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Old 03-21-07, 03:29 AM   #17
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Garth Brooks is/was more "western" than "country" I think. When I think of country music, other than the tried and true greats, I think of people like Tracy Lawrence, Dwight Yoakam, Hal Ketchum, and the likes. These guys were big when I first got into listening to country and appreciating it for what it was.
And what it was, was music about life, family, and the things they held dear to them (ethics, religeon, working hard, and drinking harder).
As far as "music" goes I don't think you can beat the actual instrumental music in country from the nid 90's to present day, disregarding the pop stars with fake drawls that people swoon over now.
Funny, I actually hated listening to country music, though I appreciated it, until I was in my late 20s.
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Old 03-21-07, 07:24 AM   #18
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New country is too much like pop music. I'll stick with Willie, Waylan, and the boys.
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Southern Culture On The Skids FTW!
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I liked Garth as a rock singer. Yukon is just west of OKC about 15 miles. Garth had a heck of a rock band that played locally when he was in school. Vince Gill did too.
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Old 03-21-07, 02:15 PM   #21
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as long as the "new" sounds "old"

keith urban, gary allen = yes. rascal flats = no.

... or "new" sounds inventive ala big and rich.
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