The Official Country Music Thread Genre

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Craig Manning, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Craig Manning Mar 15, 2016
    (Last edited: Apr 19, 2016)
    Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    We had one of these at AP.net and it was one of the best places on the site to discover new music, imo. Someone in the Jason Isbell thread mentioned that we should start one here, so here it is. For those looking to get into country music, there's a ton of great stuff coming out right now. I recommend the following:

    Jason Isbell
    Chris Stapleton
    Kacey Musgraves
    Ashley Monroe
    Sturgill Simpson
    Logan Brill
    Will Hoge
    William Clark Green
    Turnpike Troubadours
    John Moreland
    Aubrie Sellers
    Austin Lucas
    Striking Matches
    Adam Hood
    Brandy Clark
    Ryan Culwell
    Caitlin Rose
    Mandolin Orange
    Josh Abbott Band
    American Aquarium
    Ryan Bingham
    Cactus Blossoms
    Ryan Beaver

    Lots and lots more that we can hopefully discuss in this thread. I'm sure @cshadows2887 will cover more of the classics that I can.
     
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  2. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Glad we have one of these now.

    I've been getting in some spins of this record this week:

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  3. bobby_runs

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    Where do you guys go to discover these artists? A site? Local radio?
     
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  5. Meerkat

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    I'm so so so so so tempted to post my signature Jason Isbell video. But instead I'll request everyone check out Amanda Shires' work.
     
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  6. ChaseTx

    It is what it is, til it ain't anymore. Prestigious

    I've been listening to the same few artists and need to branch out. The guys in the AP country thread have been really helpful though.
     
  7. ChaseTx

    It is what it is, til it ain't anymore. Prestigious

    This is gonna be the best thing for me next month



    Old 97s have quickly become one of my favorite bands over the past 6 months or so, and of course Drive By Truckers is something to look forward to
     
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  8. Meerkat

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    WXPN out of Philly (member supported radio station) has been a really great resource for me. They're big supporters of Dawes, Isbell, Will Hoge, Rosanne Cash, etc. They have a widget/app that lets you listen live as well. Very cool radio station. They play what they want. They're the station that does World Cafe if that's something you're familiar with.

    I remember people got really upset when Adele got really huge and they still played her and all the DJs were like "We play good music? Lol?"
     
  9. Meerkat

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    @ChaseTx I've never listened to Old 97s. Any recommendations to start with?
     
  10. ChaseTx

    It is what it is, til it ain't anymore. Prestigious

    Songs: "Timebomb", ""Doreen", "Stoned", "Question", "Big Brown Eyes", "Wasted", "Melt Show" ... Hard to narrow down, lol

    Albums: I'd listen to Too Far To Care and then their most recent one, Most Messed Up, then fill in the space between. Or check out their live album Alive and Wired, because they're a killer live band and that covers a good stretch of their career.
     
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  11. Meerkat

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    Seems like a good time to bring up The Jayhawks.

     
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  12. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Too Far to Care for sure
     
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  13. ChaseTx

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    Have you listened to Most Messed Up? Really solid album as well
     
  14. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Yeah it's good. I like everything I've heard from them. But what do I know? I like the Grand Theater albums too, and everyone shit on them. Haha.
     
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  15. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Speaking of Old 97s and "Doreen," that song is covered on the latest record from Turnpike Troubadours, which is unbelievably great. Going to post my favorite song from it here, in hopes that more people will check it out. This song hooked @cshadows2887, so you know it's good.

     
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  16. ChaseTx

    It is what it is, til it ain't anymore. Prestigious

    Yeah I enjoy those too, but I definitely favor their first few releases and Most Messed Up. Need to spend more time with everything that came in between.
     
  17. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Rolling Stone Country does these "10 Country Artists You Need to Know" every few months that are a great, great source for new, largely undiscovered artists. Those have been huge for me. Also made a bunch of discoveries through Saving Country Music and American Songwriter, and a few through Taste of Country, though they usually lean more mainstream.

    Otherwise, it's watching what my favorite artists in the genre recommend, because there's a lot of camaraderie and collaboration going on. Will Hoge has this ongoing Spotify playlist of great country artists, for instance. AND there are some producers in the genre where I will listen to anything they touch. Those include Dave Cobb and Jay Joyce.
     
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  18. ChaseTx

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    Like this a lot
     
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  19. ChaseTx

    It is what it is, til it ain't anymore. Prestigious

    Also good stuff
     
  20. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I definitely recommend that record. Very solid front to back, with four or five of the best songs I heard last year.
     
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  21. bobby_runs

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    FUCK KU

    #EMAW
     
  22. Meerkat

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  23. bobby_runs

    where would i be if i was my brain Supporter

    Every Man A Wildcat

    The in-state rival of the Kansas jayhawks. Not sure if it was known. I don't hate the band. Just their name.
     
  24. Meerkat

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    Oh I was really confused with why a simple country band recommendation was being met with such disdain haha. I don't follow basketball so I was completely lost
     
  25. ChaseTx

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    Enjoying this one a lot. Partially because it references a music venue I've been to that also has a really good barbecue restaurant, haha

     
  26. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    That's awesome, glad you listened and liked it. They've got a strong catalog, but I think that album is their best yet.