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11 terribly awesome country music songs [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/19/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos

Posted on 02/20/2014 7:57:35 AM PST by rktman

Any true country song is ultimately about some combination of beer, trucks, women (preferably Southern), dogs, dirt roads and the Land of the Free. If you don’t get why that’s awesome, you have no shot at appreciating the genre.

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May not agree with all of them (leave the beeb out for sure no matter what) but some good 'un's. One of my favorites is Toby Keith a the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldQrapQ4d0Y

1 posted on 02/20/2014 7:57:35 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Hyper mess up again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldQrapQ4d0Y


2 posted on 02/20/2014 7:58:02 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: rktman
"Any true country song is ultimately about some combination of beer, trucks, women (preferably Southern), dogs, dirt roads and the Land of the Free."

Hey, he left out trains, pick up trucks, prison and mom. "I was drunk the day my momma got out of prisoooon....."

3 posted on 02/20/2014 8:00:19 AM PST by circlecity
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To: rktman
Any true country song is ultimately about some combination of beer, trucks, women (preferably Southern), dogs, dirt roads and the Land of the Free. If you don’t get why that’s awesome, you have no shot at appreciating the genre.

This is a lot of crap, and the stupid list reflects it.

George Strait's "Amarillo By Morning" is one of the best country songs of all time, and it hardly touches on any of these subjects.

4 posted on 02/20/2014 8:02:47 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

I downloaded my first country song the other day. It’s Roger Alan Wade’s, “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough.”


5 posted on 02/20/2014 8:08:24 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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6 posted on 02/20/2014 8:08:39 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rktman

Justin Bieber. Country? Who made this list? Not anyone who knows anything at all about country music. The only legitimate country classic in that list is King of the Road and it’s not necessarily country.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 8:09:23 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Alberta's Child

Amen!


8 posted on 02/20/2014 8:09:34 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: rktman

“Beer Run” is great!


9 posted on 02/20/2014 8:09:59 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rktman
Any true country song is ultimately about some combination of beer, trucks, women (preferably Southern), dogs, dirt roads and the Land of the Free. If you don’t get why that’s awesome, you have no shot at appreciating the genre.

George Jones' 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' is the penultimate Country song and doesn't touch on any of that stuff.

10 posted on 02/20/2014 8:11:17 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Alberta's Child

And not just Amarillo...most of Strait’s songs give the lie to that statement.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:09 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: VA_Gentleman; pgkdan

The best female country hits don’t touch on most of these stupid topics, either. Kathy Mattea’s “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses” is the best of all time, in my humble opinion.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:13 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: pgkdan
That's a very good point.

Excellent country music by a class act and a gentleman doesn't need that crap.

Reminds me of one great piece of wisdom I once came across in my travels out West:

"If you ain't God or George Strait, then take them boots off."

13 posted on 02/20/2014 8:14:23 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: rktman

Justin Bieber...what moron made this list? And “Red Solo Cup’ is NOT a country song. It’s a stupid novelty song sung by a country singer.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 8:14:45 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: saganite

It’s from the UK, so I guess they think even Jimi Hendrix was a country artist. LOL.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 8:17:09 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Outside of George Strait, Aaron Watson, few in their vein there are no true country acts active at this time and haven’t been for over 10-15 years. George is the all time king, period. He defines country music. In the past the likes of Mark Chesnut, Tracy Lawrence, early Reba, Brooks and Dunn, Rick Trevino, Tracy Byrd, Diamond Rio, Chris Ledoux, George Jones, and Alan Jackson were country (notice the one common thread here is they stayed away from the Nashville power brokers for the most part). Garth was until his second album then he went of the farm. Seems to be the SOP, cut a good first album then after that turn out pop songs and kill your country credentials.

Today’s line up are nothing more than pop stars that could not make it in top 40 and they bring their trash to country. And yes I am talking about Miranda Lambert, Trace Atkins, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, Randy Rogers, Blake Shelton...et al...


16 posted on 02/20/2014 8:24:04 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: rktman

These are country but in in the narrow vein of comedy story telling like Jerry Clower used to do. Now we country folks do like to tell a story and crac a wee joke now and then. But there is a lot more to contry music than red solo cups, beer runs and Dallas women in tight fitting jeans.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 8:25:09 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

If you can’t two-step or waltz to it, it is not country.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 8:25:12 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: saganite

Agreed. If it’s from later than about 1970, forget it.

And where’s the Western? Ain’t they got both kinds?


19 posted on 02/20/2014 8:26:16 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rktman
No, no, no! THIS is the perfect Country and Western Song!

And this is the other one!

20 posted on 02/20/2014 8:26:22 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: circlecity

Thank you. And trains, trains should be in there too!


21 posted on 02/20/2014 8:29:29 AM PST by jocon307
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To: bigbob
And where’s the Western? Ain’t they got both kinds?


22 posted on 02/20/2014 8:29:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Resolute Conservative

Aaron Watson’s song “July in Cheyenne” is just AWESOME!


23 posted on 02/20/2014 8:30:45 AM PST by halo66
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To: rktman

Best country music song ever — Hank Williams Jr., A Country Boy Can Survive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg&feature=kp

Because you can’t starve us out
And you cant makes us run
Cuz we’re them old boys raised on shotgun
And we say grace and we say Ma’am
And if you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn


24 posted on 02/20/2014 8:31:25 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Resolute Conservative
For us older folks you're ‘bout right but the new generation has a different feel for country, most of them except for the 4Hers and FFA have no idea what country means. They live in the suburbs so that's where the market is. I still find a lot of good country by listening to radio free Texas and going though CD baby and sampling the songs. I don't much care for the play lists on county music radio stations. Now what really sucks is these Country Rap songs, I call it C-Rap.
25 posted on 02/20/2014 8:33:29 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: pgkdan
It's all about a woman and the man who loved her till the end.
26 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:39 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: rktman

yabba dabba doo the king is gone by george jones; a classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc08gY8wfVc


27 posted on 02/20/2014 8:37:22 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Today’s line up are nothing more than pop stars that could not make it in top 40 and they bring their trash to country.

Most of today's "country" singers are nothing more than pop singers wearing cowboy hats.

28 posted on 02/20/2014 8:38:18 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Slyfox

Nicely done. LOL!


29 posted on 02/20/2014 8:38:25 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Alberta's Child
The best female country hits don’t touch on most of these stupid topics, either. Kathy Mattea’s “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses”

except for Charlie's truck and his woman...

30 posted on 02/20/2014 8:40:10 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Leaning Right

I don’t see too many wearing cowboy hats. Buying some taco shaped straw hat at a gas station and tying a bandana to it doesn’t make it country.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 8:41:15 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: halo66

Not Just Another Pretty Face and Barbed-Wire Halo are two of my favs.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 8:41:55 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Alberta's Child
This is a lot of crap, and the stupid list reflects it.

Thanks for saying what needed to be said. LOL!

Hard to take seriously anything that mentions "Justin Beeber" and "Great Songs" in the same breath.

33 posted on 02/20/2014 8:46:38 AM PST by wbill
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To: halo66

“Those Songs” also. My playlist has that followed by Conway’s “Next in Line”


34 posted on 02/20/2014 8:47:41 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

You are spot on...

MFO


35 posted on 02/20/2014 8:47:56 AM PST by Man from Oz
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To: areukiddingme1
Best country music song ever — Hank Williams Jr., A Country Boy Can Survive

You might be right. But that song is more than just a song, it's a description of the traditional American citizen.

I suspect that if old Ben Franklin could hear that song, he'd smile and nod.

36 posted on 02/20/2014 8:48:02 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: bigbob

Randy Travis, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam. They’re all fron the 90’s and they’re all good. Of the current lot I like Gary Allen. The shelf is pretty bare these days though.


37 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:21 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: pgkdan; Alberta's Child

That was originally satire or sarcasm by David Allan Coe....

Not a template

Amarillo by morning is a nice driving across the plains song but sorta country pop

Very little real country gets airplay anymore

Jone’s classic is definitely a top 5 or 10

The best country song is an elusive beast

Hank I
Waylon
Acuff
Mile
Loretta
Tammy
Johnny Cash....libtards go to country guy
Tubbs
Snow
Monroe

My wife would leave me for Strait...lol


38 posted on 02/20/2014 8:54:26 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: pgkdan
"It’s a stupid novelty song sung by a stupid novelty country singer."

Fixed.

39 posted on 02/20/2014 8:57:04 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: circlecity

“Hey, he left out trains, pick up trucks, prison and mom.”

I was thinking the same thing about “divorce”.

But, then I realized divorce and Mom are a subset of “women”.


40 posted on 02/20/2014 8:57:21 AM PST by moovova
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To: rktman

The greatest country songs are by Jimmie Rodgers, Carter Family and Hank Williams.

On this list Roger Miller’s King of the Road qualifies.

Todd Snider is pretty good but he’s a fully reprobate leftist Christian hater.

Not on list who make or made good country music are Johnny Cask, Billy Joe Shaver, Hayes Carl, Avett Brothers.

Most country music is as bad as any other pop music.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: moovova

Country music died a long time ago. George Jones nailed it with his songs. Today’s county music is JUNK personified.


42 posted on 02/20/2014 9:03:52 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: rktman

This list sucks. Is that the point? Mostly novelty songs.


43 posted on 02/20/2014 9:26:39 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Good stuff...it is rare for artists of today to achieve such great music, unfortunately.


44 posted on 02/20/2014 9:30:40 AM PST by halo66
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To: jocon307
And trains, trains should be in there too!

Here's a train song I stumbled across a while back.

Long Black Train by Josh Turner.

45 posted on 02/20/2014 9:36:41 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: circlecity

When you went to pick her up in the rain?


46 posted on 02/20/2014 9:45:55 AM PST by Gee Wally
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To: rktman
Other than King of the Road, none of these would even make my top 100 list. IMO Hank and Marty EACH had at least 10 songs more "terribly awesome" than the stuff on this list. Add in stuff by the Man in Black, Waylon, Willie, Conway, etc. and the selections on the list get pushed to the side quickly. (You notice a pattern there - each of these performers can be immediately identified by their first name or nickname. I don't know if anyone on that list can make the same claim.)

For my money, the best country song ever done by a male performer is El Paso by Marty Robbins and by female performer, Tammy Wynette's Stand by Your Man.

47 posted on 02/20/2014 9:52:50 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: CommerceComet

You forgot The Hagg.


48 posted on 02/20/2014 10:03:55 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni
You forgot The Hagg.

Just an oversight. Merle's got BOTH first name and nick name recognizability covered and he deserves it.

49 posted on 02/20/2014 10:16:46 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: CommerceComet

LOL! Ya know, I was gonna put El Paso in there but it is so much than anything on the list. I think the key word in the title was “terribly”.


50 posted on 02/20/2014 10:20:25 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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