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    Default Give me some country artists + songs

    I'm British, and there's not a huge country thing out here. I could do with some suggestions of good country artists, and songs of theirs.

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    I don`t listen to that Rural Pop that is passing for Country Music in Nashville these days but for some traditional Country I would suggest...

    "Orange Blossom Special" and "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash
    "Honky Tonk Heroes" by Waylon Jennings
    "Once Upon A Rhyme" by David Allan Coe
    "The Best Of Hank Wilson" by Leon Russell
    "Viva Terlingua" by Jerry Jeff Walker

    And get yourself a Hank Williams Sr. Great Hits CD, he pretty much set the standard!

    ....That should get ya started!

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    Alex Harvey's original version of Delta Dawn....wicked musical honesty!

    Then check out Tanya Tucker's version 1972

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    I'm a big fan of Brad Paisley and Martina McBride. I like all of their songs but if I had to choose I'd say Mud on the Tires (Paisley) Independence Day (McBride).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vurse View Post
    I'm British, and there's not a huge country thing out here. I could do with some suggestions of good country artists, and songs of theirs.

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    For great traditional country music, George Strait, Josh Turner, and Ashton Shepherd are really good. If you want older traditional country, I love Keith Whitley. If you are in the mood for more contemporary country, there is a great new artist called Kip Moore, but I also really like Josh Kelley and Lady Antebellum's new albums.

    Hope that helps!

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    Steve Earle

    "Guitar Town"

    "Exit 0"

    and Steve`s new album..."I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive"

    The Official Steve Earle Web Site

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    These are all strictly country, with no southern rock, which you should think about checking out.

    Some 50's country:

    [ame=]Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Marty Robbins - Big Iron - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Hank Williams - Hey Good Looking (1951) The Original - YouTube[/ame]

    Some 60's / 70's country / 80's country

    [ame=]One Step Forward - Desert Rose Band - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Loretta Lynn And Conway Twitty - Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Amos Moses - Jerry Reed - YouTube[/ame]

    Some modern country:

    [ame=]Rodney Atkins - Watching You - YouTube[/ame]

    Also, a good number of these I found out about from GTA: San Andreas.

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    That's Ernest Tubb, who may be vaguely familiar if you've seen the film "The Devils Rejects", as quote is roughly, "I thought you were some true blue country mother****er, but you're just another cityfag in a cowboy hat." Brilliant artist with a unique, memorable voice.

    Kris Kristofferson is, now, probably most famous for having been covered by more succesful artists (Janis Joplin & Johnny Cash amongst them), and - through a fluke no one in the 70s could've divined - being Whistler in Blade. Brilliant song, with a nice bounce.

    That stated, listen to the end; the instrumentation goes fruity towards the end. I don't mean fruity-queer, but fruity-tropical, fruity pebbles - I know its just a guitar, but it almost sounds like a xylophone to me. Hmm.

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    Old Crow Medicine Band are a fine current bluegrass band,"wagon wheel" is a particular delight (Bob Dylan has a writing credit for the song),Johnny Cash is a must,my fave artist ever i may add.Kris Kristofferson "don't let the bastards get you down" is a great powerful tune,Guy Clark is a hidden gem ("The last gunfighter ballad","l.a freeway" and "desperadoes waiting for a train" are particular highlights),Tom T.Hall is awesome and for a more gritty artist i would say Hank Williams III (swears like a trooper in "Dick in dixie" haha).

    By the way i am English haha

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