Post and discuss your favorite country, western and bluegrass music, videos, and performers here.
I will confess up front that I'm not a huge fan of this genre. One reason is that pretty much all the radio stations where I grew up were country stations. So I got sick of it pretty quick, simply because there wasn't much else available to listen to. Another is the (perceived, on my part) lack of diversity in the genre.
About the closest I've gotten to country artists in recent years is the occasional Taylor Swift video, and some Regional Mexican music. Though I've enjoyed alot of work by country artists in the past, mostly others (like Swift) with some degree of cross-over appeal such as Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John, John Denver, Johnny Cash, and folks of that general ilk.
It seems like the genre has changed and evolved a fair amount since I was a kid though. And I'm willing to be educated on what's new and hip, and also what's old and hip in this medium.
The picture above is of George Jones and Tammy Wynette btw, for those who may not know. A very popular duo in their day. And the one below is Shania.