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REB BEER
South of I-20
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Help me understand the attraction to country music

Downshift, do you know the story behind that song?

If not, here goes. Vern Gosdin and George Jones were on tour together. They boarded a private plane at 8 in the morning and both fixed a vodka and orange juice. Vern claims he looked at George and said something to the effect.."look at us, it's only 8 in the morning and we're already drinking."

I think it was George who said, I'll bet you $1000 I can quit drinking, then just a couple minutes later looked at Vern and said frick it, it's only $1000 and took a drink.

Then Vern said "we must've been drunk when we said we'd stop drinking." They sat there and wrote the song...


MiNd DrIpS
Minnesota Fan
Garden District, New Orleans
Member since May 2011
997 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
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Downshift, do you know the story behind that song? If not, here goes. Vern Gosdin and George Jones were on tour together. They boarded a private plane at 8 in the morning and both fixed a vodka and orange juice. Vern claims he looked at George and said something to the effect.."look at us, it's only 8 in the morning and we're already drinking." I think it was George who said, I'll bet you $1000 I can quit drinking, then just a couple minutes later looked at Vern and said frick it, it's only $1000 and took a drink. Then Vern said "we must've been drunk when we said we'd stop drinking." They sat there and wrote the song..


Aesthetically beautiful


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GreatLakesTiger24
SMU Fan
Zone 6
Member since May 2012
19579 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
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What's there not to like about something like this?

Must've been drunk


That's one of my favorite songs of all time.

And I don't get how someone wouldn't like this.


Slickback
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Deer Stand
Member since Mar 2008
26555 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
Drinking and Dreaming - Waylon Jennings

Even if you don't like country music you should like this song and br able to relate to it.


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Tiger in Texas
Southeastern LA Fan
Houston, Texas
Member since Sep 2004
13666 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
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there's a strong strong strong difference between country of the past and modern nashville pop.


There really is very little 'country' music today...just fluffy pop that is crap.


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Alahunter
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2008
87681 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
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there's a strong strong strong difference between country of the past and modern nashville pop.


This. Country really is hardly country anymore.


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Alahunter
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2008
87681 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
Try some of these:

Chiseled in stone

That's my job

Ghost riders in the sky

God's gonna cut you down

My home's in Alabama

I'm no stranger to the rain

Coward of the county

I'd be better off in a pine box

Just a very small sampling of actual country music
This post was edited on 11/29 at 10:23 pm


15sammy34
Auburn Fan
Auburn, AL
Member since Oct 2011
16036 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
Great list, even though I wouldn't put any of Alabama's songs up there with the others.


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Pilot Tiger
Georgetown Fan
Washington DC
Member since Nov 2005
65628 posts

re: Help me understand the attraction to country music
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Pop music with fiddles isn't real country music
see I only like this kind of country

I hate old country music with a passion


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Tilco Baller
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