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I'm really surprised Cory Morrow hasn't been mentioned yet. He's been my favorite for a while now, his older stuff being his best, imo. I saw him probably about 7-8 times when I was in school and it was always good. Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, Steve Earle, and Townes Van Zandt are great. I can't really stand the stuff they play on the radio, it's way too pop country now.
When Garth Brooks did like 9 shows in Kansas City at the Sprint Center I went to 2 of them and got to meet him before one of the shows. He's a real down to earth guy. Say what you will about him, he puts on a damn good show.
III is releasing 4 albums on Sept. 6. A country double album, a doom rock album and an auctioneering/speed metal fusion album from what I can tell. From what I've seen on youtube, I'll probably just pick up the country albums. I look forward to seeing him on his tour in Ft. Worth in a few weeks. His shows are supposed to have a set of country, a punk/country fusion set and then the doom rock set(might skip out on that one).
there are a lot of quirky/interesting country music artists mostly from Texas:
Jerry Jeff Walker
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Robert Earl Keen
Waylon Jennings (his 70's stuff was the best IMO)
Townes Van Zandt
David Allan Coe
Huge fail on my part for not seeing this thread. I like country music and Wisconsin has a huge country fest every year in Oshkosh called Country USA... only good things happen there.
During the County fair runs there are tons of Country groups/singers that play. Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Danny Gokey, Zach Brown Band, Kenny Chesney and Josh Thompson all played in some form in Wisconsin over the summer.
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Decent chance I'll get laughed out of the thread, but...
Even though I was raised in Texas, I've never liked country music, save for one or two "pop" songs. I'd like to have 10-20 country songs I like in my library, for enjoyment, girls, and to request when I go out to one/two-step.
Glad I found this thread. Country music is my first love. May I present, one of the kings of all time
Some of my favorites from Conway
It's Only Make Believe
That's My Job
You've Never Been This Far Before
Rest Your Love On Me
George Strait, King of Cool--If I were only allowed to listen to one singer for the next year, it would be this guy. His early stuff is some of the best music ever made. My top 5 from him:
Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her
You Look So Good In Love
I Saw God Today
Also love the Hag, Willie, Waylon, Travis, Whitley, Jackson. Of today's commercially successful folks, the ZBB and Paisley are my favorites. Paisley is an amazing guitarist and a good writer. Speaking of guitarists, I only like a very few songs of his, but Keith Urban is a hell of a guitarist and puts on a great live show (saw him with Kenny Chesney and I thought Urban was better than Chesney, which was saying something because KC puts on a high energy show and plays forever).
As far as the ZBB goes, Colder Weather is definitely a hauntingly beautiful song that reminds me a little of Please Come to Boston, and my favorite song this year so far. Highway 20 Ride is great, as is As She's Walking Away.
Does anyone ITT know of Kevin Welch (early to mid 90s)? I liked some of his stuff really well, too.
Glad I found this thread, hope to add to the discussion.