Modern American Country - Australian POV

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by cronker, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007

    A lot of the new music we are hearing in Australia is considered Modern Country in America.
    Since we have a very different view on country music down under, it is interesting to me that the modern country music coming out of the US sounds to me very much like pop.
  2. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    it is pop
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    How do you view Keith Urban? Also, it would be helpful to understand your definition/examples of 'country'.
    Of the modern stuff, Paisley is the only thing I can stand. The only thing that does it for me are the classics, Hank(Williams, Thompson AND Snow, Merle, Buck, Johnny, Bob, Patsy, Loretta, and the heart-felt followers like Marty, Gram, Emmy Lou, Dwight. But that's just me.
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  4. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    Yes, but it's got a twang!
  5. 10cc

    10cc Inactive

    Oct 28, 2013
    It's all industry fabricated garbage. Thanks Nashville for nothing.
  6. American "country" music hasn't been Country since the mid-90's. It's been a steady does of twangy pop since then. You'll have to look elsewhere if you want good country, but chances are if it is found on American radio, or CMT, then it's not worth your time.
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  7. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    I've listened to a big blowtorch (50,00 watts) out of a little town (Cornelia, GA) for real county music...and The Braves...for a decade, and these days even they can't seem to avoid the schlock that Nashville keeps sending them. On the other hand, young artists like The Carolina Chocolate Drops and other revivalists have the power to save "American' music...all they need is people with ears that haven't been clogged closed with cotton candy.
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  8. WCON? I live in Habersham County.
  9. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    Yup! When I saw your address...Northeast GA...I figured that you'd recognize that radio reference! HEY, Neighbor! Top o the mornin' from Gainesville!
  10. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    I think we can both agree that Hank III summed it up juuuust right:
    (I'm not down with the one homophobic slur but I'm good with the rest.)
    **Song contains profanity**
  11. mwbassace


    Jul 26, 2010
    N.W. Ohio
    But it pays real good. A little food for thought...Country music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia And each generation thought the the next ones music wasn't "real country". Just for the the record my favorite country is 3rd, 4th, & 5th generation.
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  12. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    As the song goes. "They got money but they don't got Cash".
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