Best or Favorite Country Song Thread
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(As promised catachresis)

Ok this is for the 5-10 country fans on head-fi...

Lets hear your favorite or your opinion of the Best All Time Country Song(s)!

Here's a few of mine...

Kenny Chesney - No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems & The Good Stuff

Tim McGraw - Where The Green Grass Grows

Gretchen Wilson - Redneck Woman

Willie Nelson - On The Road Again

Edit - I forgot Garth Brooks - Rodeo

(Off topic - can anyone guess where my avatar is from???)
 
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I'm a big fan of "The King is Gone"...

Quote:

Originally Posted by George Jones
Last night I broke the seal on a Jim Beam decanter
That looks like Elvis
I soaked the label off a Flintstone Jelly Bean jar
I cleared us off a place on that one little table
that you left us
And pulled me up a big ole piece of floor

I pulled the head off Elvis
Filled Fred up to his pelvis
Yabba Dabba Doo, the King is gone
And so are you

'Round about 10 we all got to talking
'Bout Graceland, Bedrock and such
The conversation finally turned to women
But they said they didn't get around too much

Elvis said, "Find 'em young"
And Fred said "Old Fashioned girls are fun"
Yabba Dabba Doo, the King is gone
And so are you

Later on it finally hit me
That you wouldn't be 'a comin' home no more
'Cause this time I know you won't forgive me
Like all of them other times before

Then I broke Elvis' nose
Pouring the last drop from his toes
Yabba Dabba Doo, the King is gone
And so are you

Yabba Dabba Doo, the King is gone
And so are you

Last night I broke the seal on a Jim Beam decanter
That looks like Elvis
I soaked the label off a Flintstone Jelly Bean jar....



 
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1. He Stopped Loving Her Today- George Jones

2. Crazy- Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson

3. Amarillo by Morning- George Strait

4. I Walk The Line- Johnny Cash

5. Faded Love- Bob Wills
 
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Anything by junior brown
 
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I don't listen to country per se, but I do listen to a lot of country/bluegrass instrumental.

2 of my favorite albums:

Mark O'Connor: New Nashville Cats

James Burton & Ralph Mooney: Corn Pickin N Slick Slidin
 
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I only have one "country" album, but it's fantastic: Emmylou Harris' Spyboy.
 
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I gave it some thought, Wakerider. It's tough to have to decide, but the final criterion was whether I would feel compelled to bellow accompaniment if I heard it played in public:

- "Ring of Fire" - Johnny Cash
- "Southern Moon" - Delmore Bros. / Louvin Bros.
- "Return of the Grievous Angel" - Gram Parsons / Emmy-lou Harris
- "Up against the Wall, Redneck Mother" - Jerry Jeff Walker
- "Oh Sweet Nuthin'" - The Velvet Underground

Another rank. I could just about manage to keep my cool with these:
- "Georgia in a Jug" - Johnny Paycheck
- "Wildwood Flower" - June Carter Cash
- "Stop, Look and Listen" - Patsy Cline / KD Lang
- "The New World" - X / The Knitters
- "Tecumseh Valley" - Townes Van Zandt
 
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My favorites in no particular order:

Tim McGraw - Don't Take the Girl
Garth Brooks - The Change
Garth Brooks - The Dance
Garth Brooks - Unanswered Prayers
Garth Brooks - You Move Me
Dixie Chicks - Fly
Dixie Chicks - Sin Wagon
Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl
George Strait - Check Yes or No
Martina McBride - Concrete Angel
Lee Ann Womack - Forever Everyday
Lee Ann Womack - The Fool
Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance
LeAnn Rimes - Some People
LeAnn Rimes - Probably Wouldn't Be This Way
Deana Carter - We Danced Anyway
Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine
Trisha Yearwood - The Song Remembers When
Brooks & Dunn - Neon Moon
 
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There's not too many straight-up country songs that I feel are revolutionary, or have acheived something original. But that's not why I listen to Country music. I listen to Country music because I grew up listening to our local country radio station (AM) and that's all my dad would let us listen to. When I reached my teens I branched out into every other kind of music whether my dad liked it or not, but I developed a sense of "home" when listening to country. Some of my favorite country songs are:

George Straight: The Fireman - I've been singing along with this song since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.

Garth Brooks: Shameless - In highschool we'd sing this one when we got really drunk.

Brad Paisely: I'm Gonna Miss Her - Tell that woman what the deal is, brotha. I hope some day that I become a professional bass fisherman. If you haven't tried bass fishing folks, you're missing out.

George Jones: White Lightning - For some reason I identify with this song.

Marty Robbins: Almost all of his songs - I have a real fondness for his ballads, and I can't explain why?

Glen Campbell: A lot of his songs - he's a wonderful country guitarist
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Anything by junior brown


Junior Brown is awesome. I really admire people who likes Junior Brown.
 
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Your Cheatin Heart .Hank Williams (just not a great song ,but and american music classic period!)
Guitar Town.Steve Earle
Ring Of Fire.Johnny Cash
Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain.Willie Nelsom
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasper994
LeAnn Rimes - Probably Wouldn't Be This Way


Wonderful song, Jasper994. Here are some other country songs I've enjoyed of late, though I would hesitate calling them "best":

1. Georgia Rain - Trisha Yearwood (single from yet to be released album)
2. It's Getting Better All The Time - Brooks and Dunn
3. Hicktown - Jason Aldean
4. Love is Not Enough - Jo Dee Messina (on her new album)
5. Silver Thunderbird - Jo Dee Messina
6. The Little Girl - John Micheal Montgomery
7. You're Not My God - Keith Urban
8. Are We In Trouble Now - Randy Travis
9. Life Happened - Tammy Cochran
10. Tell Me I Was Dreaming - Travis Tritt
 
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Here are some of my favorites:


Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You
Juice Newton – Queen Of Hearts
Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Garth Brooks – The Dance
Reba McIntire – Rumor Has It
Tim McGraw – Indian Outlaw
Alan Jackson – I’ll Try
Randy Travis – Forever And Ever, Amen
Lorrie Morgan – Something In Red
Le Ann Rimes – I Need You
Ronnie Milsap – Smoky Mountain Rain
Trisha Yearwood - She's in Love With the Boy
Martina McBride – Independence Day
Mavericks – What A Crying Shame
Pam Tillis – When You Walk In The Room
Alison Krauss - Broadway
 
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Fun thread. I'm not usually a country music listener, but a few songs have managed to get stuck in my head over the years, so I guess I would consider those my favorite. I realize most of them are "pop-country" and might not be of the highest quality, but that is probably the reason that I liked them in the first place. Here you go:

"Next to You, Next to Me" - Shenandoah -- This song is like crack-cocaine. I know I shouldn't like it as much as I do, and I've listened to it about a million times. It's just so damn catchy though. My personal favorite.

"If I Didn't Have You" - Randy Travis

"Calling Baton Rouge" - Garth Brooks

"Nothin' to Lose" - Josh Gracin

"I'm Allright" - Jodee Messina

"Green Grass Grows" - Tim McGraw

"Indian Outlaw" - Tim McGraw

"Every Little Thing" - Carlene Carter

"9 to 5" - Dolly Parton (not sure if this is considered country or not, but it's by Dolly Parton so I figured it was)
 
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Sweeeet! Over 10 headfiers like country!
 
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I like roots country/bluegrass. Modern "country" tends to be a little homogenized for my taste. I know it's hokey, but I must admit that my favorite song played on country radio is "Man of Constant Sorrow". I also thought that Garth Brooks took country in some new and interesting directions.
 
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