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Old 02-18-2019, 06:49 PM
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Here are some gals up here in Canada that will blow your mind.

Angela Saini - Toronto Ontario

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2007sxcqkg

Amanda Rheaume - Ottawa and Toronto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF-x_LL6i4Y

Whitney Rose - PEI/Toronto now Headlining in Austin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZicP6wCuUo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UligNWG4PG8

Leah Daniels - from Uxbridge farm country outside of Toronto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXDELmYA6M0
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:00 AM
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I wish I had been on this weekend as I would have liked to follow and contribute more to this thread. I honestly love country music, it's raw and organic, just like it sprouted directly from the earth itself. And it's also not found (with a few exceptions) on commercial radio.

Nashville has always been it's own worst enemy. The major record labels in Nashville are run by guys from New York, LA, London and all over the world. They predominately don't know or even care about the history and tradition of country music, they know selling music and they know about making money. The Nashville labels have always been about making Country Music into something it's not. Listen to the songs from the 60's and 70's, they have orchestrated pop sounding studio musicians backing up the melody with string and horn sections. If George Jones and Conway didn't have such amazing country voices, their records would have sounded like show tunes.

Most of the guys we think about as being good classic country music artists made their names outside of Nashville and became popular enough to go back to Nashville and take control of their music and make the records their way. This was the Outlaw movement. Didn't have anything to do with being criminals, it meant they were breaking the rules of Nashville. Waylon and Willie and Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard...etc...etc...etc...
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A couple of songs from friends of mine about the current state of country music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC8uAxlRi80




Kevin Fowler released the song (it's his video), but Zane Williams wrote it. He's the guy in the white "wife-beater" in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ltfLFwPUDw




And here's a great one from Zane that started as one of his "Ten Random Word" songs . . . he would have fans send him words on Facebook and he'd take the first 10 he got and and write a song using them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqdbULQ-c6Q



That was the official release of the song, in which he changed some of the 10 random words to make the song more appropriate for his CD. He played this live at the Opry (and I was lucky enough to get to be there to see it).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTDtBSv4If4


You forgot one. Children cover your ears!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-dLAg15e6Y
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:16 AM
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It's got all the vital elements; wimmins, likker, 'beat up Martin', a Chevy and God. Enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1j-_fPGSdQ
And while we're on the subject of Outlaws...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhpq2oDPT9w

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Default Jason Eady is the real deal

He's flying below the radar writing great songs and delivering them. Check out Jason Eady.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:03 AM
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Default And Courtney Patton

Lloyd Maines said of Courtney, "she has one of the finest voices out there." Lloyd's right about that.

Here's one of her songs with Jason Eady on harmony vocals.

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They are married. Two of the nicest folks I've ever met. They tour separately and together. Keeping it real.

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Country is still alive and well, you just have to look for it, and it aint on the radio. There's still plenty of folks mentioned in this thread that are making country. I would argue that Sturgill Simpson has moved on away from country to more Americana, but he did come up as a Bluegrass picker.

Mainly to me it comes down to the instrumentation of the song as to how country it is. I will put the link below up against any song on the Billboard Country Chart as being more "country sounding". Mind you this is a song written by this guy, and off one of his recent records, not a cover of an older song. Nothing about snap/clap tracks is country (do we need to post that video again?)

A judge once said "I can't describe porn, but I know it when I see it", and that's about right with country music.

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Old 02-19-2019, 02:58 PM
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A judge once said "I can't describe porn, but I know it when I see it", and that's about right with country music.

Reminds me of this one:

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Whatever happened to Western music? Anybody know of any contemporary western artists?
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:47 PM
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Whatever happened to Western music? Anybody know of any contemporary western artists?
Lyle Lovett?
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:01 PM
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:05 PM
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Whatever happened to Western music? Anybody know of any contemporary western artists?
We got plenty at the dude ranches here in the Rockies.

Contemporary? Not sure.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:24 PM
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:29 PM
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