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    Country Music

    Seemed like there was a bit of momentum building in the country music thread before the reset, so let's have another go.

    I sometimes listen to a radio show we have here on the BBC about country and they played this the other day. It's a bit less poppy than most of what was being posted in the older thread but I still think it'll play reasonably well with some people, especially if you're not put off by the blokes singing about drinking style of country. It's a new release I think, only out a few weeks ago.


    They followed this up with Chris Stapleton's 'Whiskey and You', if anyone knows that song. I was feeling it.

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    Yeah, I'd say country has drinking songs on lockdown. It isn't that other genres don't do them but there is just something about country music that makes you want to raise a beer to the ceiling and sway.

    I really liked that song, I'll actually listen to the whole album some time tomorrow they have a really cool sound, I noticed the album has a lot of songs about drinking and other substances so I'm expecting it will be a bit of fun.

    In the spirit of country songs about drinks, drugs and the like here is a country cover of Snoop Dogg's Gin & Juice (from the other genre that does drinking songs the best), it is amazing how well the song converts over:


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    Stupid question I guess. Does Johnny Cash count as country? Or is he more of a folk guy? Or does he transcend genre?

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    That cover is a lot of fun.

    Cash counts as country but he's also someone who crosses boundaries. There's something very rock n' roll about a lot of Cash, there's some folk influences as you say, and it's probably fair to say he owes a debt to gospel music as well.

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    I guess he'd be the closest thing to country that I listen to regularly then! Big Cash fan. Not super into most country but he's got a big presence on my playlist.

    Also not sure if this counts but it's got a kind of heavy-country feel to it, if that's a thing, and I really like it.

    It's also a song I think could work brilliantly as an entrance theme, maybe for a new Undertaker type character.


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    A lot of early Rock n Roll and country aren't too dissimilar, guys like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and of course Cash have a very strong country vibe too them.

    Folk music also has a pretty huge crossover, singers like Neil Young are really very much part of both fields.

    Just like any genre it is a very broad church.

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    As I mentioned it a few posts up, here's the song Whiskey and You for anyone who doesn't know it and wants to check it out.


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