Why is country music so depressing?

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  1. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    One of my all time favorites!!!

    "Faster horses, younger women, older whiskey, and more money!!!"
     
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  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Don't understand the hatred toward the Dixie Chicks........Is it their political views? They have excellent harmonies, good lyrics, and very good instrumental talent.
     
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  3. kskboys

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    "Well, I'd like to meet that man who invented coin machines
    He must've hated mankind, n every other living thing
    I bet he had a motto on his wall in prose n rhyme
    Sayin' you get nuthin' fer a nickle, twice as much fer a dime!!!!!
     
  4. kskboys

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    Terrible whiny voices, crapp songs. I didn't like them before they brought their political views on stage. While I do believe it was a very poor choice to do so, it didn't affect my impression of their music.
     
  5. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Definitely different opinions. Don't get me wrong, I don't listen to them a lot...but I have a couple of their CDs, and I do enjoy them on occasion.
     
  6. Roadtrip635

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    The "Red Dirt" sound began much earlier with people like Terry Allen, The Flatlanders, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, etc. then to guys like Jimmy Lafave. It just wasn't coined "Red Dirt" until much later. I think you're right about Red Dirt becoming the new Outlaw

    I do agree about how Nashville tries changing these artists, you always hear these type stories after they sign with a big label. I know Robert Earl Keen wasn't happy about all the oversight and changes they wanted to make, even in how he wrote new songs. Steve Earl was surely a big influence on on a lot of those guys and so were guys like REK, Guy Clark and of course Townes.
     
  7. Roadtrip635

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    That's a 5lb bass son!

     
  8. kskboys

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    Which is what I was trying to tell you earlier. It's to each his own. IMO, Shania has much better music in general than they do.
     
  9. CouchCoach

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    Want some melt you heart harmonies, try the Forrester Sisters.
     
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  10. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Red Dirt even had it's own boy band with the Eli-Young Band from Denton.

    Few of these artists get "the break" of getting signed and are resigned to the life they lead. It's on the road constantly because that's the only way to make it and hope to sell CD's and merch to cover the expenses. I booked almost all of these guys and the one thing 95% of them had in common is they were real, very few "stars". But that is a wear you out fast lifestyle.

    From what I know, McClure actually coined that as a connection to the soil of OK but as it grew most thought it originated in Texas since they are so many of the Red Dirt artists from there. And some erroneously use Red Dirt and Texas Country interchangeably and they're not the same.
     
  11. Roadtrip635

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    Artists like The Flatlanders, Terry Allen, Red Dirt Rangers, Bob Childers, Jimmy Lafave were all Red Dirt before Red Dirt became it's own genre. Texas Country is a lot broader term that encompasses different genres, but I usually think of the Guy Clark, Townes, Jerry Jeff, Ray Wylie types
    I think everybody knows few artists get that big break. Some of those that do, also find that it's not as cracked up as they thought it would be and are happier being independents. It's a lot easier to be an independent these days, that's for sure. I was born and raised in the shadow of Gruene Hall and worked in and managed at a few music venues from the 80's to early 2000's, so I've known and met my fair share of artists in various stages of their careers.
     

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