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    Default Country & Western thread

    I'm sure people must be interested. The only reason I didn't start one myself is cuz my knowledge of that genre isn't as extensive as the other music threads I did, but I know people are into it. I'm hoping someone who's a true fan will start a "classic" country music thread...?
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    The greatest country song you'll ever see!


    ...okay, I don't know anything about music. I just like old cowboy movies.

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    Classic? Did you say classic???


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    ...and of course, this one too.


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    Its time for some classic John Travolta , Urban Cowboy lol....


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    And a "classic" thread really shouldn't kick off without something from these 3 gentlemen: Merle Haggard

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    ...and George Jones.


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    I was made aware of Pasty Cline when a friend lent me a CD of her greatest hits


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    Since the preceding song "Crazy" is a Willie Nelson tune, let's follow it with Willie himself performing it in 1962 at the end of a medley of other big hits he had written for other people: "Hello Walls", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and "Night Life".


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    I quite like the Walk The Line and Crazy Heart soundtracks. Do they hold up well against "real" country? Just curious.

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    I remember "Walk the Line" was ok as a soundtrack, although I'd still just as soon play the original versions by Johnny Cash et al.
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    The Mt. Rushmore of Country should have Johnny, Willie, Hank Sr. & Waylon. Kris Kristofferson would also be acceptable.

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    -Sturgill Simpson's Grammy nomination was well deserved. He harkens back to the Outlaw Country days but without being a throwback. All three of his records are excellent.

    -Dwight Yoakum has been pretty consistent for 30 years or so. He keeps playing the Austin rodeo and I keep having to miss it.
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    Jimmie Rodgers (1897 - 1933), "the Singing Brakeman", contracted tuberculosis at age 27, and 3 years later his poor health forced him to leave his job with the railroad. Fortunately for country music, he became a singer, and he quickly became perhaps country's first superstar when his recording of "Blue Yodel No. 1" (also known as "T for Texas") sold a half-million copies and basically made country the commercial genre it has been ever since. Even though Rodgers died after a singing and songwriting career that spanned only 6 years, his recordings were so popular and influential that he is often regarded as "The Father of Country Music". And here is the tune that started it all...


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