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Recent Alicia Witt.


Some here may possibly remember Alicia as Alia Atreides, the child savant in David Lynch's Dune. Or her various other film and TV roles, including a variety of Xmas movies for the Hallmark channel.

Nice voice, and accomplished pianist, who also directs some of her own MVs. A very multi-talented lady.

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Only plays on YT.

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My musical taste runs the gamut, but I probably neglect country more than any genre (aside from like opera or classical deep cuts). I absolutely abhor new style "bro" country, which is mostly just rehashed 50s rock with added twang and very specific subject matter. Numerous jokes have been made about this phenomenon over the last decade (or more), but if it happens that no one ever makes another song featuring pick up trucks, dirt roads, beer, and "my baby girl" the world will survive. I grew up in SC so country was, unavoidably, a big chunk of what I was first exposed to musically. Luckily, I made friends with a guy who, with the help of his older brother, knew about rock and classic rock, and he rubbed off on me so I ended up being one of the weird (weird for the south in 1995 anyway) kids in high school driving around blasting stuff like David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, The Beatles, Metallica, etc.

That being said, I have very soft spots in my heart for, especially, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. From a songwriting POV, those two are the genuine article in my opinion. I know there are many more of their ilk I have just not researched, but I feel artists like George Jones, Waylon Jennings, George Straight, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, and even newer artists like Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and Dwight Yoakam are all legit legends and great musicians/performers.

As far as Willie, favorites include, well basically everything off of Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be), but his catalogue is vastly prolific. As for Johnny, same thing, he has so much great stuff, but Live at Folsom Prison and American Recordings stand out for me. Seeing his video for his cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" literally made me cry because it came out around the same time June Carter died, and we knew he wouldn't make it much longer after that.
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That being said, I have very soft spots in my heart for, especially, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.
Agree with the above strongly. For me, Willie is probably my favorite vocalist in any genre. He has a unique sound, not just in his voice, but in the way he phrases every line in every song. To me, nobody captures emotions better than Willie.

Johnny Cash doesn't capture emotion all that well to me, which is usually everything I value in a singer, but he just has a unique voice and style that stands alone and he is my second favorite to Willie (at least in the country genre).

When I listen to country today, 95% of it puts me in a coma, because everything sounds the same. It seems like every country artist and country group is copying a formula (and a fairly boring formula at that) rather than having unique voices, performing uniquely written songs, expressed with unique phrasing. I'm not generally one of those people who is stuck in the past and hates everything new, but it comes to country, I can't help but feel that way 95% of the time.
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If ya'll like a modern take on older country ... real country is coming back strong.

Check Out:

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Cody Jinks
The Steel Woods
Whiskey Myers

Just to get you started.
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My grandmother was obsessed with country music.
i remember hearing REAL country music at the age of 7 and up
when i used to visit her. this new stuff is legit horrible and NOT
country at all, it's sad.
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My musical taste runs the gamut, but I probably neglect country more than any genre (aside from like opera or classical deep cuts). I absolutely abhor new style "bro" country, which is mostly just rehashed 50s rock with added twang and very specific subject matter. Numerous jokes have been made about this phenomenon over the last decade (or more), but if it happens that no one ever makes another song featuring pick up trucks, dirt roads, beer, and "my baby girl" the world will survive. I grew up in SC so country was, unavoidably, a big chunk of what I was first exposed to musically. Luckily, I made friends with a guy who, with the help of his older brother, knew about rock and classic rock, and he rubbed off on me so I ended up being one of the weird (weird for the south in 1995 anyway) kids in high school driving around blasting stuff like David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, The Beatles, Metallica, etc.

That being said, I have very soft spots in my heart for, especially, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. From a songwriting POV, those two are the genuine article in my opinion. I know there are many more of their ilk I have just not researched, but I feel artists like George Jones, Waylon Jennings, George Straight, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, and even newer artists like Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and Dwight Yoakam are all legit legends and great musicians/performers.

As far as Willie, favorites include, well basically everything off of Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be), but his catalogue is vastly prolific. As for Johnny, same thing, he has so much great stuff, but Live at Folsom Prison and American Recordings stand out for me. Seeing his video for his cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" literally made me cry because it came out around the same time June Carter died, and we knew he wouldn't make it much longer after that.
I grew up in the Midwest in the 70's. So can identify with alot of what you're sayin. I enjoy some "bro-country". But also enjoy many of the old-timers you named as well. So can go either way on this topic.

You didn't mention Sweet, Queen, Iggy Pop, Elton John, The Stones or The Who in your list of rock bands btw. I assume that was an oversight. McCartney's Wings was another of my favs, after the Beatles breakup. Hard to listen to some of these groups now though, the recordings were often so shrill.

I enjoy some music from the 50's as well, including some old rockabilly and doowop tunes. So maybe that's why I'm ok with some bro. The genres were a little harder to disentangle back then because everyone wanted to cover everyone else, and get the next gold record... Or at least the labels did.
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My grandmother was obsessed with country music.
i remember hearing REAL country music at the age of 7 and up
when i used to visit her. this new stuff is legit horrible and NOT
country at all, it's sad.
Willie wrote this 3 decades early ....

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You didn't mention Sweet, Queen, Iggy Pop, Elton John, The Stones or The Who in your list of rock bands btw. I assume that was an oversight.
Ha ha. Yeah, just riffing off the top of my head. If I tried to list out ALL of the stuff I listened to in high school (and still today), yeah, I'd be sitting here for a LOOONG time. I also love the ones you mentioned, especially The Who: Best rhythm section in the history of rock IMO (Entwistle and Moon). And it's not like Daltrey and Townshend were slouches. Despite their acolytes, I still think The Who is generally underrated.

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Pretty good list of lesser known Willie songs -> https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...th-1962-90665/
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To me original country music (Before country rock started) is the only COUNTRY MUSIC (Traditonal)





When you stop watching what they want you to watch you stop thinking what they want you to think.. Then you see a world that is nothing like they tell you it is.
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I like my outlaw country music!

Lonesome, On'ry and Mean - Waylon Jennings

I've Always Been Crazy - Waylon Jennings
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I like my outlaw country music!

Lonesome, On'ry and Mean

I like it all ... (as long as it's not the new **** )

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This Jimmy Buffet song turned me on to Patsy Cline:

Jimmy Buffet "Miss you so badly" Lyrics:

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I got a head full of feelin' higher
And an ear full of Patsy Cline
There is just no one who can touch her
Hell, I'll hang on every line
Oh, crazy how things happen, it's incredible but true
The longer I'm gone the closer I feel to you
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If ya'll like a modern take on older country ... real country is coming back strong.

Check Out:

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Cody Jinks
The Steel Woods
Whiskey Myers

Just to get you started.
Just saw Whitey Morgan a couple weeks ago. Spectacular. Saw Cody and Whiskey Myers last summer.

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