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And I'm talking about the old stuff. George Jones, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, George Strait, Buck Owens, etc. Not that new nonsense like Florida Georgia line or Luke Bryan.
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It's one of my favorite types of music, but most of what I listen to is rock. I'm not from the south, nor am I even from the US (I'm half American), but I do love the south, and I know a thing or two about American history. I plan to move there at some point, I don't know when, and become a legitimate citizen. I've been there before, albeit when I was very, very little. I've been influenced by movies like Smokey And The Bandit (I & II) and Convoy, so I love trucking. Haulin' ass in a semi seems like fun to me.

I like some of Johnny Cash and Jerry Reed. I really don't listen to enough country.
Although it's not country, I LOVE Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Long story short, I love country, I love trucking, I love 'Merica and everything it stands for.

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I don't actively listen to it but have great respect for the genre, some amazing musicianship over the years!
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Hi there,

I love country music, especially the somewhat older kind like Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alan Jackson, Dixie Chicks, Buck Owens etc. It may not deal with much other than what could be called trivial stuff like mainly love (happy and sad), loneliness, longing home etc. etc. This emotional stuff for some reason makes many people look down on country, but honestly exactly those things are what is really the ones that form our lives I think, because what would life be without these emotions? Apart from this country has so many absolutely cool guitar licks and chops. I play guitar myself, and contrary to what many seem to believe, country is not at all easy to play. Rock - which I also love - is mostly a lot easier. There is a lot of rock in country too BTW.

I am not really a super guitarist, so I have to practise alot to get it just sort of right, so maybe it’s only me who find country challenging to play with all the double stuff, hybrid picking and such. However it sounds really cool, and I love both listening to it and playing it (or at least trying to)

Country rocks

Thanks for reading my posting!

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It's one of my favorite types of music, but most of what I listen to is rock. I'm not from the south, nor am I even from the US (I'm half American), but I do love the south, and I know a thing or two about American history. I plan to move there at some point, I don't know when, and become a legitimate citizen. I've been there before, albeit when I was very, very little. I've been influenced by movies like Smokey And The Bandit (I & II) and Convoy, so I love trucking. Haulin' ass in a semi seems like fun to me.

I like some of Johnny Cash and Jerry Reed. I really don't listen to enough country.
Although it's not country, I LOVE Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Long story short, I love country, I love trucking, I love 'Merica and everything it stands for.
I prefer to fantasize about the life of the American cowboy and the small towns, although I sometimes pretend that my compact SUV is a big truck and soon I will be driving a 26' diesel truck with 6 wheels (just 12 more?).

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Hi there,

I love country music, especially the somewhat older kind like Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alan Jackson, Dixie Chicks, Buck Owens etc. It may not deal with much other than what could be called trivial stuff like mainly love (happy and sad), loneliness, longing home etc. etc. This emotional stuff for some reason makes many people look down on country, but honestly exactly those things are what is really the ones that form our lives I think, because what would life be without these emotions? Apart from this country has so many absolutely cool guitar licks and chops. I play guitar myself, and contrary to what many seem to believe, country is not at all easy to play. Rock - which I also love - is mostly a lot easier. There is a lot of rock in country too BTW.

I am not really a super guitarist, so I have to practise alot to get it just sort of right, so maybe it’s only me who find country challenging to play with all the double stuff, hybrid picking and such. However it sounds really cool, and I love both listening to it and playing it (or at least trying to)

Country rocks

Thanks for reading my posting!

Susie
That's what I like about the genre. Alan Jackson is good too.

What guitar do you play? I'm looking into picking up the instrument soon and I'm trying to get advice beforehand.

Check this song out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYiQr95vhm0
The people in the video are some friends of mine that wrote it. If anyone is interested, I've got a good deal on their CD's that have some great music on them (covers and original).

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That's what I like about the genre. Alan Jackson is good too.

What guitar do you play? I'm looking into picking up the instrument soon and I'm trying to get advice beforehand.

Check this song out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYiQr95vhm0
The people in the video are some friends of mine that wrote it. If anyone is interested, I've got a good deal on their CD's that have some great music on them (covers and original).
I have a Fender Tele and a Fender acoustic. They are both wonderful guitars, but I love the Tele the most. It has the coolest twangy sound. It is natural colored btw.

I love the harmonies in the chorus of the song. I wish I could sing like that!

I would think I could play the song without all too much practising, but the harmony singing . . . Thatís just too cool.

Thanks for sharing!

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I love country music. Both the old stuff and the new stuff. I can't really say that I have a favorite band, but Carth Brooks is one of my favorite's.
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I have a Fender Tele and a Fender acoustic. They are both wonderful guitars, but I love the Tele the most. It has the coolest twangy sound. It is natural colored btw.

I love the harmonies in the chorus of the song. I wish I could sing like that!

I would think I could play the song without all too much practising, but the harmony singing . . . That’s just too cool.

Thanks for sharing!

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I have a friend who is selling one of those Telecasters for a good price and I'm looking into buying it. I've heard though that it is "harder to play" than many other electric guitars, but I'm not sure how much of that is truth or not.

About the song: It's one of my favorite of all time, and my favorite that they do. When I've seen them play live, that chorus packs even more punch than in the video. Here's a link to the album version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hejLt2HgF8I
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I have a friend who is selling one of those Telecasters for a good price and I'm looking into buying it. I've heard though that it is "harder to play" than many other electric guitars, but I'm not sure how much of that is truth or not.

About the song: It's one of my favorite of all time, and my favorite that they do. When I've seen them play live, that chorus packs even more punch than in the video. Here's a link to the album version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hejLt2HgF8I
A Tele is very easy to play, definately just as easy as the Strat and also as the Gibson SG and Les Paul. I plyed an SG earlier, and the Tele is just as easy to play - and has a much cooler sound for country. Both my SG and my Tele are US made and really really nicely made. I hardly ever play the SG anymore, but for overdrive sounds it sounds a little better maybe, but I donít play much heavy music. I cannot get it over my heart to sell my old SG though. I have no idea how anybody should claim the Tele being harder to play - maybe they have tried one with really heavy duty strings. I use light or extra light strings, and even with those soft strings my Tele still maintains its cool twangy sound.

Just try out the guitar and judge for yourself though. I may be somewhat biased from being kind of in love with my guitars.

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A Tele is very easy to play, definately just as easy as the Strat and also as the Gibson SG and Les Paul. I plyed an SG earlier, and the Tele is just as easy to play - and has a much cooler sound for country. Both my SG and my Tele are US made and really really nicely made. I hardly ever play the SG anymore, but for overdrive sounds it sounds a little better maybe, but I donít play much heavy music. I cannot get it over my heart to sell my old SG though. I have no idea how anybody should claim the Tele being harder to play - maybe they have tried one with really heavy duty strings. I use light or extra light strings, and even with those soft strings my Tele still maintains its cool twangy sound.

Just try out the guitar and judge for yourself though. I may be somewhat biased from being kind of in love with my guitars.

Susie xx
Looking back on it, they might have been referring to the country genre being "cleaner" ie less distorted and more revealing of mistakes.
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