posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:56 PM
reply to post by elevatedone
Okay, the George Strait song ain't bad.
But I still think he and most of his contemporaries fall under the category that Signals so eloquently outlined:
Originally posted by Signals
today's "Country" is more like pop or soft rock. Just add a steel guitar and an occasional YEE HA and there you go.
If you take away the southern drawl, what you're left with is easy-listening music.
Which brings us to...
Originally posted by nick_napalm
Though, like most music, I'm sure if you look past the mainstream, and into some of the lesser known bands/artist. You can probably find some decent
nick_napalm's excellent point.
Is there a Country Music "Underground?" That's what I was kind of getting at with the OP.
I don't entirely hate the new, mainstream stuff; I know there's some out there worth a good listen or two.
But are there Country bands out there that are bucking the Nashville cookie-cutter-music regime and taking the genre in new and interesting
directions, rather than profiting from its stagnation?
In any case, thank you all for the excellent insight and feedback and the videos too.