Modern country rock covers or remakes

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  1. bassphreak

    bassphreak Supporting Member

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    I think I've asked this before but can't find my thread or other related.

    I'm in a 5 piece modern hard rock cover band. We cover some classic rock but mostly hit 90s - current hard rock. Our set list includes Hendrix and AC/DC, to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters to Seether and Godsmack.

    We are in a rural area that has a strong country base. I've been looking for some good country rock/crossover or remakes that would be a good fit. I have next to no background or awareness of country. I've heard a lot of new stuff I like but don't know artists or song names.

    Pass along any good cover songs that may work for you. Again, I'm looking for something that has more of a rock base to it and has good response.

    Thanks!
     
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    Check out Jason Aldean.
     
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    Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, LoCash Cowboys, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks and Dunn all have some good rocking songs.
     
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    Thanks...I'll start looking. Funny I now remember the LoCash Cowboys.
     
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  6. chewy teeth

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    Errbody covers Copperhead Road! We are also doing "Beautiful Wreck" by Shawn Mullins and it kicks a lot of arse. Less rock but lots of fun for the season is "Merry Christmas From The Family" by Robert Earl Keen.
    I will get our set list and see what else I can find.
     
  7. Richland123

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    A few to consider

    Luke Bryan - Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
     
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    A lot of the modern country sounds to me like watered-down rock n roll with a tele twang. If you play "hard" rock as you say, why water it down?

    I play in a power trio mostly covers band(think Hendrix, Cream, Rush, etc.) and we sometimes throw in "Eastbound and Down" followed by the Dukes of Hazzard "good ole boy" theme song for comic relief. Gets a great crowd response. We also have a few tunes like "Georgia on a Fast Train" we can throw out there if we feel the need. As for new country though, aside from despising most of it personally, we would probably alienate the small fan base we have. Could we build a different bigger fan base if we did? Maybe but it's just not our interest or forte and as a three piece we just wouldn't be able to compete against the popular variety acts without adding members. Some of the more successful variety type bands in this area do quite well mixing new and old country in with the new and old rock covers but they are large bands with both male and female vocalist, two guitars, keys, etc.
     
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    A friend of mine used to be their manager but left for health reasons. I did a show with them a few years ago. Chris and Preston are two of the nicest guys I've ever met. They have some great songs.
     
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    I like this version better. Chris LeDoux:

     
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    Due to it's popularity at karaoke, I've NEVER seen Friends In Low Places not go over well. I wouldn't play it at a metal show, but I've done it with a couple of hard/modern rock bands, and it always got a ruse out of the crowd. Especially the college girls.
     
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    Trailer Choir - Rockin' The Beer Gut

     
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    Search back to August I posted a thread that got zbout 200 song suggestions
     
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    Johnny Cash: "Ring of Fire" - Social Distortion style would probably work for you.
     
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    We actually do SD 'Ring of Fire'. Have some good friends that are SD friends and put in in a few months ago. It goes over very well.
     
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    Not modern, but gooduns:

    Against the Wind, Bob Seeger.
    Peaceful Easy Feeling, the Eagles.
    I Know You Rider, Greatful Dead.
    Panama Red, New Riders of the Purple Sage.
     
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    Here's a couple that go over well for us

    Trudy---Charlie Danials Band

    Third Rock from the Sun---Joe Difie
     

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