My favorite is Townes Van Zandt, used to listen to him a lot when i was young and sad. Still love him. I like lots of country: John Prine, Guy Clark, Blaze Foley, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Kacey Musgraves, Old 97's to name a few. One of my favorite records is Country Soul Sisters compilation by Soul Jazz Records, phenomenal stuff! Organized a country party two summers ago where I played some tunes with my friend. Needless to say, it was quite unpopular!