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    Question Country music?

    First, have you ever heard a 'Happy country music song' ?


    Can you describe 'Country music?


    Perhaps: In other words, after the following phrases, you should hear Foxworthy saying, "It might be a Country song." . . .


    • If it is sung by a white person and you can understand the lyrics....
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    • If it has a simple cord progression, one that you could learn in a given afternoon....
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    • If it tells a sad story that you can follow...
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    • If you can remember and sing the chorus after your first listen....
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    • If you can make out what the instruments playing are...
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    • If the singer has a Southern accent....
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    • If the song sticks to simple metaphors about hardships of life and nature....
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    • If it mentions either Cowboys, horses, or doggies....
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    • If you find yourself waiting for the "twang"...


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    This is about as happy as Blaze songs get!

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    Okay, a happier Blaze song!


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    Glen, to me it seems that Country music somehow always seems to have a bit of 'sadness' underlying it.

    That is why I asked about happy country songs.


    Maybe that underlying 'sadness' is part of its widespread appeal.

    Mind you is this considered a real 'country music' song?

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    Seems to me there's a lot of sadness in many genres. Most "love" songs seem to be "love gone wrong" songs.
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    Grandma's Feather Bed?

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    Kacey Musgraves sings "Burn One With John Prine" to John Prine


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    I don’t like country music. But having said that, what I don’t like is generally the artists that are on shows like the CMA awards shows and the like. But I DO like artists like Willy Nelson, Kristofferson, Allison Krause, Emmy Lou Harris, etc. So my question is, how does one divide these two categories? I know Krause et al lean a little more bluegrass, but the category is not all bluegrass. I’m thinking maybe the difference is more between Nashville and Austin styles?

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    I'd call this an old fashion poignant country song.

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    A true country song done right!

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    For John T and Me....a Hymn!!!!!!!!!!

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    In honour of Tulsy. Nice boat too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I don’t like country music. But having said that, what I don’t like is generally the artists that are on shows like the CMA awards shows and the like. But I DO like artists like Willy Nelson, Kristofferson, Allison Krause, Emmy Lou Harris, etc. So my question is, how does one divide these two categories? I know Krause et al lean a little more bluegrass, but the category is not all bluegrass. I’m thinking maybe the difference is more between Nashville and Austin styles?
    My wife and I agree with your tastes, ron II. Her background in country music is firmer than mine, so I asked her your question. She said it has a lot to do with the instrumental arrangements, and of course, whether the artist wants to do pop or not. In Emmylou's music, you can identify all the instruments, the bass thumping in the background, a dobro if it's present, certainly a banjo or fiddle. We consider Emmylou not "the queen of country music", but rather the Empress. We'll be attending one of her concerts in the Midwest soon. Kristofferson is a long-time favorite of my wife's. While the artists you list are not as "old timey" as Hazel Dickens, they are sort of a natural progression, not influences by pop or by line dancing rhythms, which I once heard an NC call "cattle walk".

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    Here's an upbeat country tune.



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    Here's a really different country song
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    Charlie Rich sings...

    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    Here's another upbeat one. The lyrics even reference rum, Rummy!




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    Country Music makes up several different genres, but its base is Americana folk music which evolved from the Scots- Irish fiddle tunes in Appalachia.

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    One of the offshoots of this music was bluegrass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen longino View Post
    for john t and me....a hymn!!!!!!!!!![


    Here's one of my favorite love songs:

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    Then the Grand ole Opry came along and made it mainstream.

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    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    Another thread was Western Swing.

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    They merged to become Country and Western which was the majority of the 60s and 70s Country.

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    Then you got the Bakersfield sound.

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    Which is still alive and well today.

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    Todays country music is mostly just pop, but sometimes you can find a gem. Back to the roots.

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