So I replied to a FB call from a guitarist I know, talking about putting together some modern country music for gigs. His background is more blues and I think we'll be leaning that way, but the idea is to play to a more country crowd. He threw about fifty tunes in dropbox and I've been going through them, and... to be honest, I can hear what a lot of people are complaining about. A lot of this stuff is really just cheesy pop that's pitched as "country" because it has cliche lyrics about work boots and pickup trucks, a twangy voice, and a banjo. That said, though, I'm hearing other tunes that are well-written and interesting to listen to and to play. Not writing to bash on country music, seems like all genres it has its good and its bad. The question is, me not being a close follower of the country scene, can the TB hive mind aim me at more of the good stuff and help me bypass the crud? What are some modern country tunes that you find going over successfully and that are not pure cheez-whiz to play?