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biggestREDSfan
04-17-2006, 12:57 AM
Of all country music groups who is your favorite?

savafan
04-17-2006, 01:04 AM
Alabama

MWM
04-17-2006, 01:50 AM
All time - Alabama
Current - Rascall Flats

LvJ
04-17-2006, 06:20 AM
Does Lucero count? :D

WVRed
04-17-2006, 08:32 AM
This is kind of hard, since most country groups are two's. Rascal Flatts is an exception, but I cannot stand them outside of their two new ones.

A guy here locally wrote the lyrics to the song "Mayberry" and a new song by Trent Tomlinson, "Angels Like Her".

I did like the Dixie Chicks though before they kinda went south.

RedFanAlways1966
04-17-2006, 10:24 AM
The Dixie Chicks

westofyou
04-17-2006, 10:24 AM
I did like the Dixie Chicks though before they kinda went south.South?

I'd say they went "north" from their costumed retro nightmare before they became famous. Plus Natialie's dad made their sound much richer and broad.

But of course you're probably refering to politics... which I never let get in the way of art.

Javy Pornstache
04-17-2006, 01:44 PM
South?

I'd say they went "north" from their costumed retro nightmare before they became famous. Plus Natialie's dad made their sound much richer and broad.

But of course you're probably refering to politics... which I never let get in the way of art.

+10. I mentioned them in the female thread before realizing there was a group thread. Their last albums have been incredible, especially "Home". They're my favorite country group portrayed as a group, though you could stretch in some cases such as Merle Haggard AND The Strangers, Buck Owens AND The Buckaroos, etc. Throwing those aside, Dixie Chicks rank at the top.

RedFanAlways1966
04-17-2006, 01:54 PM
Throwing those aside, Dixie Chicks rank at the top.

Politics aside... The Chicks are definitely very talented musicians (and not just vocals). The first I saw them live in concert on TV... I was blown away by their musical talent. I am not a country listening type, but I know musical talent when I hear it.

Javy Pornstache
04-17-2006, 02:50 PM
Politics aside... The Chicks are definitely very talented musicians (and not just vocals). The first I saw them live in concert on TV... I was blown away by their musical talent. I am not a country listening type, but I know musical talent when I hear it.

No doubt. They seem to be making a bit of a return, as some more radio stations are playing their newest single that just came out though there are still a few holdouts. There are lots of open opinions in country music; I recall hearing of a fight between Steve Earle and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn that was politically fueled. People will have opinions, just play the music if its worth playing.

pedro
04-17-2006, 04:57 PM
Star Room Boys
Drive by Truckers (although they aren't that country)

MWM
04-17-2006, 05:44 PM
Ugh! I always hated the Dixie Chics sound. I can't stand the sound of Natalie's singing voice.

Ravenlord
04-17-2006, 05:50 PM
The Highwaymen

WVRed
04-17-2006, 05:55 PM
South?

I'd say they went "north" from their costumed retro nightmare before they became famous. Plus Natialie's dad made their sound much richer and broad.

But of course you're probably refering to politics... which I never let get in the way of art.

I'll agree on the whole retro nightmare, and yes and no on politics. After they made their comments and stations refused to air them, it seems like they kinda died out after that. The comments did hurt them, but I think the lack of media exposure that came from it didnt help either.

redsfanmia
04-17-2006, 06:49 PM
The Texas Tornados

BoydsOfSummer
04-17-2006, 08:55 PM
Asleep At the Wheel are very good. Ray Benson's voice is mesmerizing.

nycredsfan
04-17-2006, 09:16 PM
Drive by Truckers (although they aren't that country)

You are right that they are not country, but they are incredible. One of the best bands to see live. Another not truly country, but great and close enough type of band is My Morning Jacket.

pedro
04-17-2006, 09:19 PM
You are right that they are not country, but they are incredible. One of the best bands to see live. Another not truly country, but great and close enough type of band is My Morning Jacket.


seeing them with Son Volt next month.
I've seen them in atlanta a club. they are great.

nycredsfan
04-17-2006, 09:24 PM
seeing them with Son Volt next month.
I've seen them in atlanta a club. they are great.

Okemah and the Melody of Riot is a suprisingly good record after some lackluster solo efforts by Farrar.

pedro
04-17-2006, 09:31 PM
Okemah and the Melody of Riot is a suprisingly good record after some lackluster solo efforts by Farrar.

saw jay solo last year. BORING.

nycredsfan
04-17-2006, 09:34 PM
saw jay solo last year. BORING.

Listening to Jay solo really makes me miss Uncle Tupelo. I have to run for the closest Wilco record to feel better about life.

biggestREDSfan
04-18-2006, 06:24 PM
By far, my favorite group is Rascal Flatts. Those guys can really sing! They will be around for a long time.

pedro
04-18-2006, 06:29 PM
Listening to Jay solo really makes me miss Uncle Tupelo. I have to run for the closest Wilco record to feel better about life.

anymore, even jay's tupelo songs don't do much for me. I seem to like the Tweedy songs better these days.

Johnny Vander m
04-19-2006, 08:17 PM
Tompall and the Glaser Brothers

The Osborne Brothers

HalMorrisRules
04-20-2006, 09:52 AM
Let's go old school. How 'bout the Statler Brothers.

Handofdeath
04-20-2006, 10:42 AM
I would have to say Dixie Chicks. Not too many country bands out there. And I'm not really impressed with what's called country music now anyways.

BigRed
04-22-2006, 08:00 PM
Oak Ridge Boys
Lonestar
Diamond Rio
SheDaisy

RedsBaron
04-22-2006, 08:33 PM
Alabama.

ickey333
04-24-2006, 12:36 PM
While definitely not a country group, I'm going to have to agree with the praise of the Drive-By Truckers. I saw them live at the Austin City Limits Music Fest a couple years ago, and they were incredible. These guys are, far and away, my favorite band right now. Another band that's not quite country...closer to bluegrass instrumentally if forced to label their sound...but definitely worth checking out is Bonepony. Their albums are a little difficult to find (although i-tunes has 3 of them), but well worth a listen.

WVRed
04-25-2006, 11:28 AM
Looks like I stand corrected on the Dixie Chicks, they have a new album coming out. Their new song, "Not Ready to Make Nice" is about everything that has happened.

Another group that had a song I liked was the Notorious Cherry Bombs(Vince Gill's new group). The song is "Its Hard to Kiss The Lips At Night".

westofyou
04-25-2006, 11:50 AM
Looks like I stand corrected on the Dixie Chicks, they have a new album coming out. Their new song, "Not Ready to Make Nice" is about everything that has happened.

With Rick Rubin too

Johnny Footstool
04-25-2006, 12:02 PM
Drive by Truckers (although they aren't that country)

Basically the only semi-country band I can stomach. I haven't heard their new album -- The Onion's AV Club kind of panned it because it wasn't really country or rock, but somewhere in between.

I'm still searching for the acoustic version of "Carl Perkins' Cadillac". I only heard it once, but it haunts me to this day.

RedsBaron
04-25-2006, 01:32 PM
Another group that had a song I liked was the Notorious Cherry Bombs(Vince Gill's new group). The song is "Its Hard to Kiss The Lips At Night".
Rodney Crowell is in that group, too. Funny song.

nycredsfan
04-25-2006, 01:39 PM
Basically the only semi-country band I can stomach. I haven't heard their new album -- The Onion's AV Club kind of panned it because it wasn't really country or rock, but somewhere in between.

I'm still searching for the acoustic version of "Carl Perkins' Cadillac". I only heard it once, but it haunts me to this day.


The new album is not great, but it has a couple of incredible songs that make the album worth it. Also, if you haven't heard Patterson Hood's solo record, I recommend that highly. Belinda Carlisle Diet is hilarious.

pedro
04-25-2006, 01:41 PM
The new album is not great, but it has a couple of incredible songs that make the album worth it. Also, if you haven't heard Patterson Hood's solo record, I recommend that highly. Belinda Carlisle Diet is hilarious.


You might want to check out The Star Room Boys if you haven't already. It's more neo-traditional, but they are great.

nycredsfan
04-25-2006, 03:48 PM
You might want to check out The Star Room Boys if you haven't already. It's more neo-traditional, but they are great.

I have and really like This World Just Won't Leave Us Alone. I have meant to pick up their first record for a long time and just never have.

Another underrated band that I really like is Richmond Fontaine. Their album Post to Wire is great.

westofyou
04-25-2006, 04:34 PM
Richmond Fontaine is one of our local darlings here in PDX

nycredsfan
04-25-2006, 04:38 PM
Richmond Fontaine is one of our local darlings here in PDX


Have you seen them play? I never have, but always imagined that the would be a great live band.

westofyou
04-25-2006, 04:42 PM
Have you seen them play? I never have, but always imagined that the would be a great live band.
I haven't but Pedro went to their last record release show IIRC.

pedro
04-25-2006, 04:50 PM
They are really good although sometime they play w/out the pedal steel player and it's nt quite as interesting.

les7576
04-25-2006, 05:47 PM
The first time I saw the DBT's [ before Gangstabilly was released ] they were touring with the Star Room Boys and sharing the drummer and bass player. The Truckers have been my favorite band ever since.

oneupper
04-26-2006, 04:09 PM
Favorite Group in Country Music?

Definitely a Trick Question. I'm using all my lifelines, Regis..:)

Cedric
04-26-2006, 04:17 PM
The Dixie Chicks are cool now. They dissed the man. The authority figure.

Cue Rick Rubin and undoubtely a song about their traumatic experience.

Frankly I think it's absurd anyone cared what they said.

westofyou
04-26-2006, 04:58 PM
The Dixie Chicks are cool now.
What were they when they were selling all those CD's before they dissed the man?

I mean other than good role models for girls who were interested in music.