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biggestREDSfan
04-17-2006, 12:51 AM
Of all the male country singers who is your favorite?

biggestREDSfan
04-17-2006, 01:02 AM
My favorite male singer is definitely Alan Jackson! :thumbup:

savafan
04-17-2006, 01:04 AM
I haven't listened to country in a few years. Modern country seems to be toned down rock anymore.

I am, and always will be, huge Garth Brooks and George Strait fans though.

kyred14
04-17-2006, 02:08 AM
You can't go wrong with George Strait.

WMR
04-17-2006, 02:14 AM
Johnny Cash. Followed closely by George Brooks and Alabama. Some other old stuff I like... everything else: all this new country crap is unlistenable drivel, IMO. JMO.

WVRed
04-17-2006, 08:27 AM
I would have to choose between Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. Although I cannot stand Celebrity, every other song is great. Keith Urban is a great guitar player and a better songwriter.

westofyou
04-17-2006, 09:54 AM
George Jones hands down, then Willie and then Merle.

New guys, Charlie Robison and Chris Knight.

macro
04-17-2006, 10:13 AM
I haven't listened to country in a few years. Modern country seems to be toned down rock anymore.

I am, and always will be, huge Garth Brooks and George Strait fans though.

sava, it sounds like you need to take a good listen to my favorite country artist, Brad Paisley.

:thumbup:

One of the nicest and most humble guys there is, and he's country. He does rock it up with his guitar wizardry sometimes, though.

Roy Tucker
04-17-2006, 10:31 AM
George Jones hands down, then Willie and then Merle.
Yes.

Also Marty Robbins, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty, and Hank.

nycredsfan
04-17-2006, 10:35 AM
Dwight Yoakam

westofyou
04-17-2006, 10:37 AM
Dwight Yoakam
Yeah Dwight rocks too... especially if Pete Anderson is playing with him.

Joseph
04-17-2006, 10:41 AM
I agree with the sentiment that what's called country these days is nothing more than pop music.

Hence my love of a gentleman named Hank Williams the III. Sounds very similar to his grandaddy and pretty much hates the establishment. Brings a punk attitude to country, but that probably because he also has a punk band as well as playing bass for Superjoint Ritual [with former Pantera lead singer Phil Anselmo] so his music is less about 'Music Row' and more about whats on his mind, much like singers of the past.

Check out his latest CD 'Straight to Hell' He recorded it for like 450 dollars on his own equipment.

SunDeck
04-17-2006, 11:25 AM
Johnny Cash
Waylon
Willie









Tanya Tucker...

IslandRed
04-17-2006, 12:44 PM
Of the current crop, Brad Paisley for the songwriting and guitar playing. I like Trace Adkins, as I have a deep voice and if I could carry a tune... well, I still wouldn't sound like him but I'd like to.

TeamSelig
04-17-2006, 12:57 PM
not much into country, but Toby Keith

pedro
04-17-2006, 01:02 PM
what Woy and Roy said.

Javy Pornstache
04-17-2006, 01:30 PM
Very pleasantly surprised to see Dwight Yoakam listed a few times. Totally one of my all-time favorites, yet never seemed regarded highly in country circles. Hard to narrow down to one, but a handful that have always stood out for me are Haggard, Jones, Cash (Johnny specifically, but Tommy Cash was good too) Marty Robbins and Buck Owens among classics. Dwight and Rodney Crowell from the next era of country. And the most recent era, Brad Paisley's the best hands down as far as ones in the mainstream, though I like the sounds of several "alt" artists. Then there's bluegrass, but that's a whole other deal.

westofyou
04-17-2006, 01:51 PM
Dwight and Rodney Crowell from the next era of country. True, I've also found that I like Keith Whitleys voice a lot and his songs had a nice older style.

Other guys I like not mentioned would be Billy Joe Shaver, Tom T Hall and Guy Clark... oh and the Flatlanders crew is special.

Oh and Steve Earle.... I love me some Steve Earle, old, new, all of it.

nycredsfan
04-17-2006, 01:56 PM
I also really like about half of what Robbie Fulks does. Country Love Songs and Georgia Hard are fantastic albums.

pedro
04-17-2006, 02:09 PM
I also really like about half of what Robbie Fulks does. Country Love Songs and Georgia Hard are fantastic albums.

IIRC, Fulks is a damn fine guitar player too.

nycredsfan
04-17-2006, 02:11 PM
IIRC, Fulks is a damn fine guitar player too.

He is a very fine guitar player and incredibly funny at times.

Javy Pornstache
04-17-2006, 02:48 PM
True, I've also found that I like Keith Whitleys voice a lot and his songs had a nice older style.

Other guys I like not mentioned would be Billy Joe Shaver, Tom T Hall and Guy Clark... oh and the Flatlanders crew is special.

Oh and Steve Earle.... I love me some Steve Earle, old, new, all of it.

More good ones. Shaver is another one I would lump with Yoakam and Crowell, highly underappreciated and forgotten by many. He actually has some new material he just released. Agreed on Whitley as well, real good old-style, pure sound. Tom T is probably one of the best songwriters ever in Nashville, but he can sing too. Fox On The Run, Country Cabin-itis, That's How I Got To Memphis, some others are incredible songs.

And count me in favor of Steve Earle, too. Sadly seems to be blacklisted by Nashville, and I recall a quote saying something along the lines he's better off in New York than Nashville these days anyway. Has a nice radio gig.

westofyou
04-17-2006, 02:53 PM
Shaver is another one I would lump with Yoakam and Crowell, highly underappreciated and forgotten by many. He actually has some new material he just released.My wifes photo was the cover of this album.

http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/shaver.jpg

TeamMorris
04-17-2006, 03:01 PM
I don't listen to a lot of country. Not one of my favorites. I did go through an Alabama stage in high school (80's). As for current...TB has turned me on to Toby Keith. I must say I enjoy his music. It's fun stuff!

Javy Pornstache
04-17-2006, 03:01 PM
My wifes photo was the cover of this album.

http://www.baseballminutia.com/images/shaver.jpg

Very cool. I recall that album... "King Of Fools" "Velvet Chains" I believe both are on there, and awesome tunes.

Sabo Fan
04-17-2006, 04:12 PM
George Strait is unquestionably my personal #1. No-frills country music. Good stuff all around. Was fortunate enough to see Strait, Allan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet in concert in Dallas two years ago. Best show ever.

Brad Paisley is another favorite, as well as Alan Jackson and Clint Black. Garth Brooks I like for the most part, but some of his stuff I don't care for at all.

As for the older generation, Cash and George Jones are always good.

Dierks Bentley is my favorite out of the younger group. Gary Allan has a good sound as well.

Can't stand the whole Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, etc. crap currently being played relentlessly. Just not country.

Ravenlord
04-17-2006, 05:52 PM
one of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristoferson, George Jones, and Willie Nelson.

redsfanmia
04-17-2006, 06:48 PM
Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and Little Jimmy Dickens.

Yachtzee
04-17-2006, 07:45 PM
Johnny Cash.

wolfboy
04-17-2006, 11:40 PM
Johnny Cash or George Jones

dman
04-18-2006, 07:36 AM
Brad Paisley

RedsBaron
04-21-2006, 08:48 PM
Merle Haggard is probably my all time favorite male country singer. Among the younger guys, Brad Paisley would be at the top of my list, followed by George Strait and Alan Jackson. I liked Randy Owen of Alabama. I like Vince Gill.
Among the lately departed, I liked Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Marty Robbins.

Johnny Vander m
04-22-2006, 01:19 AM
Don Williams, Merle Haggard, Ray Price and Bobby Bare in that order.

For new country, only Alan Jackson and George Strait.

BigRed
04-22-2006, 07:55 PM
Toby Keith
George Strait
Brad Paisley
Montgomery Gentry
Dierks Bentley
Blake Shelton

Larkin411
04-23-2006, 09:11 AM
Hank Williams, alpha omega!

But also, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle...I'm sure there's more but I just can't think of them right now. I had a phase where all I listened to was country or alt-country but right now I'm in a Springsteen/British rap phase so I'm a little rusty.

ETA I like Hank Williams III also.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 11:06 AM
George Jones hands down, then Willie and then Merle.

New guys, Charlie Robison and Chris Knight.

The Possum. There is no other. (Though yes, I like Willie, too).

westofyou
04-23-2006, 11:14 AM
The Possum. There is no other. (Though yes, I like Willie, too).
I knew of Jones from older folks, TV and such... then one day I saw him on TV and his voice ripped into me... I probably own 25 GJ CD's now... give me the Billy Sherrill Years any day of the week.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 11:21 AM
I knew of Jones from older folks, TV and such... then one day I saw him on TV and his voice ripped into me... I probably own 25 GJ CD's now... give me the Billy Sherrill Years any day of the week.

I saw George live twice when I lived in Nashville. And saw him at the Green Hills Mall, debated pestering him for an autograph, thought the better of it--but still stalked him through the mall.

westofyou
04-23-2006, 11:29 AM
I saw George live twice when I lived in Nashville. And saw him at the Green Hills Mall, debated pestering him for an autograph, thought the better of it--but still stalked him through the mall.
I've seen him twice, and in two places that were so disimilar that it's funny in retrospect.

The first was in Georgia, about 60 miles north of Atlanta, drove on 400 until the road turned to 2 lane (that's the road Smokey and the Bandit was filmed on) then the concert was at this stage under an open air barn without walls, there were bails of hay, little kids in gingham and men with overalls and no shirts.

The second time was at a small theater on Nob Hill in San Francisco, we had to park at one of the 5 Star Hotels like the Fairmont and the show was full of overly educated white folks in evening garb.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 11:32 AM
I've seen him twice, and in two places that were so disimilar that it's funny in retrospect.

The first was in Georgia, about 60 miles north of Atlanta, drove on 400 until the road turned to 2 lane (that's the road Smokey and the Bandit was filmed on) then the concert was at this stage under an open air barn without walls, there were bails of hay, little kids in gingham and men with overalls and no shirts.

The second time was at a small theater on Nob Hill in San Francisco, we had to park at one of the 5 Star Hotels like the Fairmont and the show was full of overly educated white folks in evening garb.

I saw him at Opryland--then afterwards rode the Wabash Cannonball and the Little Deuce Coupe.

westofyou
04-23-2006, 11:33 AM
I saw him at Opryland--then afterwards rode the Wabash Cannonball and the Little Deuce Coupe.
My wife got her purse stolen at Opryland, she was on a business trip... lucky for her I was at home to get her paperwork togather.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 11:34 AM
My wife got her purse stolen at Opryland, she was on a business trip... lucky for her I was at home to get her paperwork togather.

Alas, Opryland is no more...now it's Shopryland.

Johnny Vander m
04-23-2006, 11:41 AM
I saw George live twice when I lived in Nashville. And saw him at the Green Hills Mall, debated pestering him for an autograph, thought the better of it--but still stalked him through the mall.


FCB, I used to live in Green Hills. Ever go to the Blubird Cafe? Was a big hangout for future singers and songwriters. Never saw George there but saw him a lot at the Hall of Fame bar in the Best Western on 16th avenue.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 11:43 AM
FCB, I used to live in Green Hills. Ever go to the Blubird Cafe? Was a big hangout for future singers and songwriters. Never saw George there but saw him a lot at the Hall of Fame bar in the Best Western on 16th avenue.

No, I've never been to the Blubird. I've seen it. My wife's folks lived in Green Hills--we lived over by Belmont in an apartment (second year of our marriage).

ickey333
04-24-2006, 11:39 AM
A lot of good singers to choose from in this thread...personally, I'm a big fan of Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, the Flatlanders (especially Joe Ely), and Hank III. Lately, though, I've been listening to a lot of Rodney Crowell. His last three albums -- The Houston Kid, Fate's Right Hand, and The Outsider -- are all outstanding. Based on sheer quality, they remind of the string of great albums that Steve Earle put out beginning with Train A Comin' that helped to revive his career.

traderumor
04-24-2006, 02:35 PM
I generally do not like Male Country Vocals (can almost stand George Strait), but Mrs. TR asked me to post the following on her behalf:


Mrs Traderumor says that George Strait, Tracy Lawrence and Alan Jackson and Tim Mcgraw are the best. Following close behind is Brad Paisley (alcohol, i love that song), Sugarland and Reba, of course. I agree that theres too much rock in it esp from keith urban!! early 90s were a great time in country music!!

WVRed
04-24-2006, 05:59 PM
Sugarland might as well just qualify as Jennifer Nettles, and thats it. I look for her to be solo in a couple of years, if not earlier.

traderumor
04-25-2006, 09:10 AM
Sugarland might as well just qualify as Jennifer Nettles, and thats it. I look for her to be solo in a couple of years, if not earlier.

yeah, id agree with that. one of the group has already left. Jennifer Nettles does great with Bon Jovi though, I love that song and they just kinda seem to click. :beerme: btw, this is mrs traderumor, im just starting to get mr TR knowing about country music. :KoolAid:

bucksfan
04-26-2006, 10:34 PM
I like Brad Paisley the best from the current crop - I think his "Mud On the Tires" album is very very good. There are others I like, including Alan Jackson, George Strait, and even some Tim McGraw and (gasp!) Kenny Chesney - which probably isn't "cool" but hey.

DTCromer
04-27-2006, 10:26 PM
I like Brad Paisley the best from the current crop - I think his "Mud On the Tires" album is very very good. There are others I like, including Alan Jackson, George Strait, and even some Tim McGraw and (gasp!) Kenny Chesney - which probably isn't "cool" but hey.


The hell with it. I'll admit that I love Kenny Chesney. People can say all they want, but I can relate to so many of his songs especially if you live in the country like me. Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley are a close second. I also am enjoying Johnnny Cash and Waylon here lately. I really just started listening hardcore to their music and are quickly rising to possibly my all-time favorites. So I guess I'm cool enough now?

BUTLER REDSFAN
04-27-2006, 10:52 PM
no1 here likes conway twitty????

Falls City Beer
04-27-2006, 11:06 PM
no1 here likes conway twitty????

Yes. I've been to Twitty City.

pedro
05-01-2006, 12:21 PM
Gram Parsons

pedro
05-01-2006, 12:21 PM
Yes. I've been to Twitty City.

I thought you'd never been that far before.

Javy Pornstache
05-01-2006, 01:19 PM
I thought you'd never been that far before.

Bum-bum-bum.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 02:05 PM
I thought you'd never been that far before.

Unlike me, my brother is cursed with a salt-and-pepper Jew-fro--and, well, he's got a nickname in this family....

westofyou
05-01-2006, 02:41 PM
no1 here likes conway twitty????
Hello Darlin, those are some tight fittin blue jeans.

Roy Tucker
05-01-2006, 03:02 PM
I've seen him twice, and in two places that were so disimilar that it's funny in retrospect.

The first was in Georgia, about 60 miles north of Atlanta, drove on 400 until the road turned to 2 lane (that's the road Smokey and the Bandit was filmed on) then the concert was at this stage under an open air barn without walls, there were bails of hay, little kids in gingham and men with overalls and no shirts.

The second time was at a small theater on Nob Hill in San Francisco, we had to park at one of the 5 Star Hotels like the Fairmont and the show was full of overly educated white folks in evening garb.
Saw George Jones once at the Crystal Pistol in Fairborn. When you walked into the place, they had 4 big B+W pictures in the hallway, Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Patsy Cline, and Bob Wills.

As a semi-hippie in the early 70's, it was a semi-dangerous place to go. But I tucked in my ponytail and got hooked on country going there to see Jones, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbit (well, OK, sorta country), Marty Robbins, Lo-retta, Tammy, Kitty Wells, etc.

westofyou
05-01-2006, 03:07 PM
As a semi-hippie in the early 70's, it was a semi-dangerous place to go. But I tucked in my ponytail and got hooked on country going there to see Jones, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbit (well, OK, sorta country), Marty Robbins, Lo-retta, Tammy, Kitty Wells, etc.

I stuffed my hair up under my hat
And told the bartender that I had a flat
Andywould he be kind enough to give me change for a one