What is missing in country music today
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Posted by CottonWasKing on 4/25 at 12:27 pm to L Boogie
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Speaking of SCM.com, I love every single thing about this article: 7 Men Who Could Immediately Make Country Music Better Four of my absolute favorite bands/singer-songwriters are on this list.



I saw that earlier.

There was only one band/artist on there that I didn't think was completely phenomenal. Surprised to see DRB there but happy about it none the less.


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Posted by TheDoc on 4/25 at 12:37 pm to MrCoachKlein
Good times

Their shows are a blast



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Posted by L Boogie on 4/25 at 12:38 pm to CottonWasKing
DRB is definitely something special, but that commenter was right when he said the studio versions of their songs leave something to be desired. I love their music, but their live show just blows most artists I've seen out of the water. Anyone who has seen them live can definitely understand where Trigger was coming from with that. Studio they're still really good, but live they are on another level.

And I get to see them play tonight



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Posted by MrCoachKlein on 4/25 at 12:44 pm to TheDoc
Also told them that they needed to do something about their boring new rape van


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Posted by CottonWasKing on 4/25 at 12:48 pm to L Boogie
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DRB is definitely something special, but that commenter was right when he said the studio versions of their songs leave something to be desired. I love their music, but their live show just blows most artists I've seen out of the water. Anyone who has seen them live can definitely understand where Trigger was coming from with that. Studio they're still really good, but live they are on another level.


I mean I love DRB. You know that

But most of the ones he named have some mainstream appeal I just don't really see any with DRB except for maybe riverbed wildflowers. Not that that's a bad thing at all though



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Posted by L Boogie on 4/25 at 12:51 pm to CottonWasKing
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But most of the ones he named have some mainstream appeal I just don't really see any with DRB except for maybe riverbed wildflowers


Heart Like That

Still think that should have been their single. Radio stations are playing "Six Riders". Meh. I don't hate it like I do "Medicine Show" but it's definitely one of my least favorite of their songs.



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Posted by CottonWasKing on 4/25 at 12:53 pm to L Boogie
I love six riders.

Heart like that sounds exactly like a Tom Petty song so I guess it has mainstream appeal as well

I don't like medicine show at all


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Posted by TheDoc on 4/25 at 12:56 pm to MrCoachKlein
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Also told them that they needed to do something about their boring new rape van





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Posted by PJinAtl on 4/25 at 1:11 pm to alajones
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Country has never been about a band. It has always been more like pop than rock n roll in that aspect. Even when I was listening to country a lot the only ones I can remember were Alabama, Diamond Rio and Lonestar.

Country has always been more about the individual artist.
Very true. The "band" in country music didn't really come into being until Alabama hit the scene in the early 80s. True, most artists had bands (Buck Owens had the Buckaroos, Cash had the Tennessee Two/Three, Bob Wills had the Playboys, etc.) but still the person that was known and that was featured was the individual.

There were the rare exceptions (Statler Brothers, Oak Ridge Boys) but they were more traditional gospel quartets because they all sang and had a backing band. After Alabama you saw the rise of Shenedoah, Little Texas, Lonestar.

Really you didn't even have duos in country until Brooks & Dunn, who then spawned Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland, etc. You might have artists sing duets (George and Tammy, Conway and Loretta) but it was as a one off with established stars.

I was thinking the other day about when country music really changed, and for me it was when Shania Twian released "The Woman In Me". Yes, there was some change already in place at that time, with Travis Tritt pulling more of a southern rock sound, but from the late 70s that had always been an influence - with Hank Jr, Charlie Daniels and Alabama. Shania, bringing in Mutt Lange to produce her, really got the ball rolling in bringing the rock/pop production (and easy crossover appeal/ability) elements to country music and it snowballed as the 90s went on. Then once country radio became pop/rock friendly, you have artists who were pushed out of mainstream pop by the Britneys and heavy influence of hip-hop/rap on that area of music, you have the DariusRuckers and Uncle Krackers deciding to identify themselves as country, because it was where their audience had tened to drift to.



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