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2013-11-07 08:42:57 AM
a prize only awarded once before to Country legend Garth Brooks

And that says pretty much all you need to know about it.
 
2013-11-07 08:45:48 AM
She blew everyone in Nashville [away]
 
2013-11-07 09:00:23 AM

BunkoSquad: She blew everyone in Nashville [away]


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She even blew the women?

/no idea why I wrote that in his voice
 
2013-11-07 09:14:02 AM
Well, not like there was any reason to respect country music before...
 
2013-11-07 09:19:03 AM
Why ya gotta be so mean?
 
2013-11-07 09:21:05 AM

Sybarite: a prize only awarded once before to Country legend Garth Brooks

And that says pretty much all you need to know about it.


Yes, exactly, artists that cross lines, break boundaries and bring in new fans who discover other country acts should be shunned.  It's the only way to ensure growth within the industry.

Burn the witch!

/Niece listens to George Strait now because she did the George Strait All Star Concert
//Realize that even George Strait is "country" enough for Fark
 
2013-11-07 09:29:33 AM
"It recognizes artists who take the genre to a worldwide audience"

I guess Country Music sounds a lot more like pop music than I would have thought.
 
2013-11-07 09:34:04 AM
I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.
 
2013-11-07 09:35:02 AM
I remember when I cared about awards shows.


/no I don't
 
2013-11-07 09:41:09 AM
TrainingWheelsNeeded: I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.

You appreciate the "artistry" of someone who produces shallow melodramatic songs that unironically compare relationships to Romeo and Juliet?
 
2013-11-07 09:43:25 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.


So who's Chad Kroeger 2.0? Maybe the madness will end when we put them together...

/or Gozer will show up
 
2013-11-07 09:51:17 AM
This is a big deal!!, she is honored to receive a made up award.
 
2013-11-07 09:52:56 AM

cygnusx13: I remember when I cared about awards shows.


/no I don't


But you obviously still care about Fark threads about awards shows.
 
2013-11-07 09:52:59 AM
Pretty white girl gets free shiat on TV, more at 11!
 
2013-11-07 09:53:48 AM

LoneWolf343: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.

You appreciate the "artistry" of someone who produces shallow melodramatic songs that unironically compare relationships to Romeo and Juliet?


Speaking of, there hasn't been a Beatles thread in a while.
 
2013-11-07 09:55:04 AM

Rigger1955: This is a big deal!!, she is honored to receive a made up award.


Personally I'm agnostic about awards
 
2013-11-07 09:57:46 AM

FLMountainMan: LoneWolf343: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.

You appreciate the "artistry" of someone who produces shallow melodramatic songs that unironically compare relationships to Romeo and Juliet?

Speaking of, there hasn't been a Beatles thread in a while.


Truth be told, I've never been a big fan of the Beatles either. I imagine that is a blasphemy.
 
2013-11-07 09:58:32 AM

Rigger1955: This is a big deal!!, she is honored to receive a made up award.


As opposed to what other type of award?
 
2013-11-07 10:03:55 AM

luidprand: Rigger1955: This is a big deal!!, she is honored to receive a made up award.

As opposed to what other type of award?


my thought, also. they're ALL made up

cygnusx13: I remember when I cared about awards shows.


/no I don't


i LOVE awards shows. well, about 1/3 of each of the broadcasts i watch. you can see some really good one-off performances, like dave grohl playing drums on a new zac brown song, or alan jackson and george strait paying tribute to george jones.

and jennifer nettles' cleavage.
 
2013-11-07 10:05:21 AM

luidprand: Rigger1955: This is a big deal!!, she is honored to receive a made up award.

As opposed to what other type of award?


Oh, I don't know, lets say the Victoria Cross, Medal Of Honor, Purple Heart, etc....
You know, awards that someone has to actually do something to get.
 
2013-11-07 10:06:37 AM

FLMountainMan: cygnusx13: I remember when I cared about awards shows.


/no I don't

But you obviously still care about Fark threads about awards shows.


close!  I care about giving someone the chance to say the old, "but you obviously care enough" response
 
2013-11-07 10:09:06 AM
Kenny Rogers was given a lifetime achievement award, telling fans "It's been a hell of a month."
He continued: "The (Country Music) Hall of Fame last week, this this week. I can't wait to see what's coming next week.''


Die in your sleep?
 
2013-11-07 10:12:23 AM

Rigger1955: luidprand: Rigger1955: This is a big deal!!, she is honored to receive a made up award.

As opposed to what other type of award?

Oh, I don't know, lets say the Victoria Cross, Medal Of Honor, Purple Heart, etc....
You know, awards that someone has to actually do something to get.


those are still "made up" awards. highly honorable, but made up none the less.

and, like the awards or not, you do indeed have to do something to get these "made up" music awards. no, you don't have to go to war or anything like that, but not every honor is of "war hero" proportions.
 
2013-11-07 10:16:02 AM
I would like a chance to inspire a bland Taylor Swift song.
 
2013-11-07 10:22:35 AM
Imma let you finish, but Beyonce should have gotten that award.
 
2013-11-07 10:22:55 AM
24 Comments and no pics of a flat chest and no ass, but still cute?
 
2013-11-07 10:26:40 AM

LoneWolf343: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.

You appreciate the "artistry" of someone who produces shallow melodramatic songs that unironically compare relationships to Romeo and Juliet?


your perceptions of her music aside, she writes and arranges her own music, that's gotta count for something. Plus, she's barely twenty something and seems to have genuine interest in practicing her craft. i've only heard a few of her songs but of the ones I have heard they are well organized and executed - that's not easy.
 
2013-11-07 10:36:00 AM
My daughter is 16, Taydolf Switler's prime demographic. She used to love everything she did. After last night she said she no longer likes the alien looking weirdo. I'd say her careeer arc is on the far side of the peak
 
2013-11-07 10:36:05 AM

cygnusx13: FLMountainMan: cygnusx13: I remember when I cared about awards shows.


/no I don't

But you obviously still care about Fark threads about awards shows.

close!  I care about giving someone the chance to say the old, "but you obviously care enough" response


Thank you for your constant contribution to mediocrity.  May you someday receive a Pinnacle Award for it.  At an awards show you won't care about.
 
2013-11-07 10:37:37 AM
Dave Grohl smashing it up with Zac Brown made up for that foolishness. Nothing can make up for Hunter Hayes.
 
2013-11-07 10:44:43 AM

MFAWG: Dave Grohl smashing it up with Zac Brown made up for that foolishness. Nothing can make up for Hunter Hayes.


i can completely understand the hunter hayes hate...he sings pop songs with a seizure-like look on his face. however, i gained a TON of respect for him after his interview on "song travels" with michael feinstein. hunter wrote, sang, and played EVERYTHING (30+ instruments) on his debut cd. i somewhat like the songs he's had as hits, but that really made me appreciate what went into them. no songwriting and production team...hunter and a producer (and i'm sure a recording studio staff and such) and a few months of hanging out in the studio.

zac brown is one of my alltime favorites, though, and having grohl up there with him was much fun!
 
2013-11-07 10:44:44 AM
Bunny Boiler.
 
2013-11-07 10:51:24 AM
Vince Gill and Alison Krauss singing BACKUP for Taylor Swift last night is the ultimate expression of everything that's wrong in country music
 
2013-11-07 10:52:36 AM
This must be the award for the highest amount of money made to talent ratio.
 
2013-11-07 10:53:35 AM
news.bbcimg.co.uk
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."
 
2013-11-07 10:59:30 AM

Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."


She looks surprised
 
2013-11-07 11:04:17 AM

Crewmannumber6: My daughter is 16, Taydolf Switler's prime demographic. She used to love everything she did. After last night she said she no longer likes the alien looking weirdo. I'd say her careeer arc is on the far side of the peak


There's not much left for her to do with the skill set she has.
 
2013-11-07 11:08:35 AM
Huh, only one comment slut-shaming the virgin.  I don't even know you people any more.
 
2013-11-07 11:08:42 AM
On a related note, going to see George Strait with my current fave, Chris Young, as the opening act next year on my birthday.
 
2013-11-07 11:17:46 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.


More like a knock-off than a 2.0, really: Lavigne came from punk. But I think you're onto something with the basic idea of comparing them: they both took a non-mainstream genre and pop-ified it basically beyond recognition.
 
2013-11-07 11:18:06 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: LoneWolf343: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I can appreciate Taylor Swift for her artistry, just find it funny she is "country". I always thought of her as a Avril Lavigne 2.0.

You appreciate the "artistry" of someone who produces shallow melodramatic songs that unironically compare relationships to Romeo and Juliet?

your perceptions of her music aside, she writes and arranges her own music, that's gotta count for something. Plus, she's barely twenty something and seems to have genuine interest in practicing her craft. i've only heard a few of her songs but of the ones I have heard they are well organized and executed - that's not easy.


I've seen artists draw their own pictures, and they still suck at it. All that means is that you're responsible for your own failures.
 
2013-11-07 11:19:56 AM

Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."


not sure if serious
that's keith urban. he's australian. so no "billyraybobjoe". perhaps there is an aussie equivilent name, though. not that i care, really, just checking to see if you know who these people are or not.
when keith first started performing on tv, my first thought was "how long is this long haired rocker going to last in country music?" well, apparently he's a favorite. and the man can rip up a guitar neck!
and his wife is the also-australian nicole kidman

as for the shirt-unbuttoned-down-to-the-naval, that is tim mcgraw. one of my least favorites for a number of reasons, but beloved by country fans, and especially by the women. hence the shirt-to-chest ratio. his wife is next to him in the fancy gown...the also-talented-and-hot faith hill
 
2013-11-07 11:29:20 AM

bungle_jr: Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."

not sure if serious
that's keith urban. he's australian. so no "billyraybobjoe". perhaps there is an aussie equivilent name, though. not that i care, really, just checking to see if you know who these people are or not.
when keith first started performing on tv, my first thought was "how long is this long haired rocker going to last in country music?" well, apparently he's a favorite. and the man can rip up a guitar neck!
and his wife is the also-australian nicole kidman

as for the shirt-unbuttoned-down-to-the-naval, that is tim mcgraw. one of my least favorites for a number of reasons, but beloved by country fans, and especially by the women. hence the shirt-to-chest ratio. his wife is next to him in the fancy gown...the also-talented-and-hot faith hill


Also point of note, if at 46 I look like Tim McGraw and was banging anything that comes close to Faith Hill, I might not even have the decency to put on clothes AT ALL.   You know why I'm here and you know what I'm doing, so here it is.
 
2013-11-07 11:29:32 AM

Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."


You don't really know what you're talking about, do you?
 
2013-11-07 11:30:08 AM

Madbassist1: Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."

You don't really know what you're talking about, do you?


Oh I see this has been covered. NM
 
2013-11-07 11:33:21 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: bungle_jr: Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."

not sure if serious
that's keith urban. he's australian. so no "billyraybobjoe". perhaps there is an aussie equivilent name, though. not that i care, really, just checking to see if you know who these people are or not.
when keith first started performing on tv, my first thought was "how long is this long haired rocker going to last in country music?" well, apparently he's a favorite. and the man can rip up a guitar neck!
and his wife is the also-australian nicole kidman

as for the shirt-unbuttoned-down-to-the-naval, that is tim mcgraw. one of my least favorites for a number of reasons, but beloved by country fans, and especially by the women. hence the shirt-to-chest ratio. his wife is next to him in the fancy gown...the also-talented-and-hot faith hill

Also point of note, if at 46 I look like Tim McGraw and was banging anything that comes close to Faith Hill, I might not even have the decency to put on clothes AT ALL.   You know why I'm here and you know what I'm doing, so here it is.


heck if i looked at 26 like tim looks at 46, i may be in a similar situation. or i'd be dead from exhaustion from all the poon i'd be getting. yes i said poon. doesn't matter, i look NOTHING like tim. even his caucasian skin is better than my caucasian skin.
 
2013-11-07 11:38:55 AM
Country music hasn't been country since Hank Williams.  It's pop-lite for idiots.  Not surprising to see Swift on top of the retard pile.
 
2013-11-07 11:39:24 AM
I want to touch her heiny.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-07 11:43:05 AM

Soup4Bonnie: Country music hasn't been country since Hank Williams.  It's pop-lite for idiots.  Not surprising to see Swift on top of the retard pile.


tired old argument is tired and old.
yes, there is plenty of "pop country" that many wouldn't consider "real" country.
there is plenty of "pop rock" that many wouldn't consider "real" rock.
so on and so forth.
yet there is still plenty of what can be considered "real". problem is "pop" (short for POPULAR) is, by definition, what gets played/heard/seen much more than the "real/traditional" stuff.
and it goes back at least as far as hank's time, if not before, in country music.
 
2013-11-07 11:48:33 AM
And where, pray tell, was Kanye West?
 
2013-11-07 11:52:18 AM

Kygz: 24 Comments and no pics of a flat chest and no ass, but still cute?


Based on her mother's, ah, full figure I'd say that the comments will reverse in a few years.
 
2013-11-07 12:13:04 PM
I find Ms. Swift intriguing because she is tall, and me being a tall man, I tend to notice them more. It bums me out when I see a gorgeous tall lady with some sawed off dude with an extreme case of "short man's disease". I hope she doesn't let that happen.
 
2013-11-07 12:45:19 PM

Wellon Dowd: I want to touch her heiny.


I want to touch every inch of her

/and inspire her future double album - "Wrong hole ... again"
//I'll take Anal Bum Cover for $1000 Alex
 
2013-11-07 12:47:00 PM

GRCooper: Wellon Dowd: I want to touch her heiny.

I want to touch every inch of her

/and inspire her future double album - "Wrong hole ... again"
//I'll take Anal Bum Cover for $1000 Alex


Just the tip?
 
2013-11-07 12:49:57 PM

Crewmannumber6: GRCooper: Wellon Dowd: I want to touch her heiny.

I want to touch every inch of her

/and inspire her future double album - "Wrong hole ... again"
//I'll take Anal Bum Cover for $1000 Alex

Just the tip?


"Sorry Honey, I Slipped...Honest!"
 
2013-11-07 12:53:40 PM

bungle_jr: MFAWG: Dave Grohl smashing it up with Zac Brown made up for that foolishness. Nothing can make up for Hunter Hayes.

i can completely understand the hunter hayes hate...he sings pop songs with a seizure-like look on his face. however, i gained a TON of respect for him after his interview on "song travels" with michael feinstein. hunter wrote, sang, and played EVERYTHING (30+ instruments) on his debut cd. i somewhat like the songs he's had as hits, but that really made me appreciate what went into them. no songwriting and production team...hunter and a producer (and i'm sure a recording studio staff and such) and a few months of hanging out in the studio.

zac brown is one of my alltime favorites, though, and having grohl up there with him was much fun!


Poppy garbage, but good poppy garbage. He's a hell of a talent. I hope he becomes an alcoholic and starts writing some dark material.
 
2013-11-07 01:14:41 PM

Crewmannumber6: My daughter is 16, Taydolf Switler's prime demographic. She used to love everything she did. After last night she said she no longer likes the alien looking weirdo. I'd say her careeer arc is on the far side of the peak


Just curious as to what your daughter thinks of Justin Bieber.
 
2013-11-07 01:26:56 PM

bungle_jr: Soup4Bonnie: Country music hasn't been country since Hank Williams.  It's pop-lite for idiots.  Not surprising to see Swift on top of the retard pile.

tired old argument is tired and old.
yes, there is plenty of "pop country" that many wouldn't consider "real" country.
there is plenty of "pop rock" that many wouldn't consider "real" rock.
so on and so forth.
yet there is still plenty of what can be considered "real". problem is "pop" (short for POPULAR) is, by definition, what gets played/heard/seen much more than the "real/traditional" stuff.
and it goes back at least as far as hank's time, if not before, in country music.


I might as well take the opportunity to plug my favorite unknown musician, Graham Lindsey. He'll probably always be unknown, too, but he has few equals as a lyricist.
 
2013-11-07 01:32:37 PM

Millennium: More like a knock-off than a 2.0, really: Lavigne came from punk. But I think you're onto something with the basic idea of comparing them: they both took a non-mainstream genre and pop-ified it basically beyond recognition.


Taylor's line is basically this, if i recall:

*Segregation of genres makes a lot less sense nowadays than it used to. You still have different genres, of course, but people will listen to music in whatever the hell genres they want. It makes sense to her to follow that line of thought and expand what it is her sound is able to do.
*As far as Taylor's concerned, country music isn't about the sound so much as it is about the storytelling. Her whole songwriting reputation is important enough to her that she was originally drawn to country by that rationale. Country music is more than just banjos and fiddles and harmonicas to her. As long as the sound helps tell the story, that's all she cares about. (She's also drawn to rap on the same grounds, not that she does too much there.)
 
2013-11-07 02:19:07 PM

555-FILK: Crewmannumber6: My daughter is 16, Taydolf Switler's prime demographic. She used to love everything she did. After last night she said she no longer likes the alien looking weirdo. I'd say her careeer arc is on the far side of the peak

Just curious as to what your daughter thinks of Justin Bieber.


She doesn't, thank God. Teaching her do drive the deal is, if I have to ride with her I pick the music. Hopefully as she matures she's remember what good music is.
 
2013-11-07 02:25:49 PM
George Strait should have played this one last night in honor of what these hacks are doing to the genre.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97txFWkqSiU

George Jones died so he could roll in his grave at the state of country music.
 
2013-11-07 02:32:48 PM

bungle_jr: Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."

not sure if serious
that's keith urban. he's australian. so no "billyraybobjoe". perhaps there is an aussie equivilent name, though. not that i care, really, just checking to see if you know who these people are or not.
when keith first started performing on tv, my first thought was "how long is this long haired rocker going to last in country music?" well, apparently he's a favorite. and the man can rip up a guitar neck!
and his wife is the also-australian nicole kidman

as for the shirt-unbuttoned-down-to-the-naval, that is tim mcgraw. one of my least favorites for a number of reasons, but beloved by country fans, and especially by the women. hence the shirt-to-chest ratio. his wife is next to him in the fancy gown...the also-talented-and-hot faith hill


Keith Urban has long hair?  Overly styled an ridiculous? Yes. Long?  No.
 
2013-11-07 02:39:32 PM
Zac Brown Band kicked ass. Brad Paisley kicked ass (running through the crowd while playing lead). It was a good awards show as such things go. Lots of good feeling in the room. If you don't like country music why would you even care about their awards?
As for Taylor Swift, she's killing it in her target demographic and pulling in new listeners and growing the country music audience. She fills stadiums, and that's a fact. As a writer she's just going to get better with experience and time. If you expect her to melt down or disappear I think you might have a long wait ahead of you.
 
2013-11-07 02:40:38 PM

meanmutton: Huh, only one comment slut-shaming the virgin.  I don't even know you people any more.


I was gonna say call me when gets out the funbags....i.e. never.

/not exactly slut-shaming
//more like why-aren't-you-a-slut shaming
 
2013-11-07 02:51:36 PM
Yo, Imma let you finish, but Garth Brooks had the best GMA award of ALL TIME!
 
2013-11-07 02:51:57 PM

DKinMN: bungle_jr: MFAWG: Dave Grohl smashing it up with Zac Brown made up for that foolishness. Nothing can make up for Hunter Hayes.

i can completely understand the hunter hayes hate...he sings pop songs with a seizure-like look on his face. however, i gained a TON of respect for him after his interview on "song travels" with michael feinstein. hunter wrote, sang, and played EVERYTHING (30+ instruments) on his debut cd. i somewhat like the songs he's had as hits, but that really made me appreciate what went into them. no songwriting and production team...hunter and a producer (and i'm sure a recording studio staff and such) and a few months of hanging out in the studio.

zac brown is one of my alltime favorites, though, and having grohl up there with him was much fun!

Poppy garbage, but good poppy garbage. He's a hell of a talent. I hope he becomes an alcoholic and starts writing some dark material.


which one are you saying is "good poppy garbage"? hunter or zac?

cygnusx13: bungle_jr: Theaetetus: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]
Ah, country music. "We're going to an awards ceremony - you ladies put on your fanciest gowns. I'mma wear my leather cowboy hat and unbutton my shirt down to my navel. Billyraybobjoe, don't even bother with a suit, just make sure you show off the guns."

not sure if serious
that's keith urban. he's australian. so no "billyraybobjoe". perhaps there is an aussie equivilent name, though. not that i care, really, just checking to see if you know who these people are or not.
when keith first started performing on tv, my first thought was "how long is this long haired rocker going to last in country music?" well, apparently he's a favorite. and the man can rip up a guitar neck!
and his wife is the also-australian nicole kidman

as for the shirt-unbuttoned-down-to-the-naval, that is tim mcgraw. one of my least favorites for a number of reasons, but beloved by country fans, and especially by the women. hence the shirt-to-chest ratio. his wife is next to him in the fancy gown...the also-talented-and-hot faith hill

Keith Urban has long hair?  Overly styled an ridiculous? Yes. Long?  No.


keith's hair may not be down his back, but it is longer-than-the-norm. yes, he's a prettyboy with that fresh-from-the-salon look, but dude is also a good song writer and a really good guitarist and showman. few guys in country have actual long hair these days. there's willy nelson, jamey johnson...i can't think of any others right now. florida-georgia line? but talk about pop acts...geeze, they are the kind of manufactured crap that i can't even white-knight.
 
2013-11-07 02:52:38 PM

nmiguy: Yo, Imma let you finish, but Garth Brooks had the best GMA award of ALL TIME!


Bah I effed up.  I mean CMA. Darn keyboard.  I knew you were trouble when I walked in.
 
2013-11-07 02:55:24 PM

red5ish: Zac Brown Band kicked ass. Brad Paisley kicked ass (running through the crowd while playing lead). It was a good awards show as such things go. Lots of good feeling in the room. If you don't like country music why would you even care about their awards?
As for Taylor Swift, she's killing it in her target demographic and pulling in new listeners and growing the country music audience. She fills stadiums, and that's a fact. As a writer she's just going to get better with experience and time. If you expect her to melt down or disappear I think you might have a long wait ahead of you.


zbb truly does kick ass...2 or 3 years ago they blew away the rest of the acts with their version of "devil went down to georgia"! zac showed his chops big time doing the fiddle part on acoustic guitar!

brad...good singer, good song writer, incredible picker...and funny too. yeah, running the distance he ran while still playing lead in time! nice! with that distance the sound has actually traveled a distance that could distort the coordination...but it worked
 
2013-11-07 03:58:11 PM
 
2013-11-07 04:04:38 PM
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Looks good to me
 
2013-11-07 04:29:38 PM
Mmmmm Taylor Swift


www.photo-host.org
 
2013-11-07 04:41:55 PM

Crewmannumber6: She doesn't, thank God.


Whew!

Teaching her do drive the deal is, if I have to ride with her I pick the music.

Niiice!  Crank some old-school Metallica or Black Sabbath.

Hopefully as she matures she's remember what good music is.

I hope so.  She's in whole different generation so unless you expose her to non-pop/Top 40 music she won't know.
 
2013-11-07 04:47:26 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Country music hasn't been country since Hank Williams.  It's pop-lite for idiots.  Not surprising to see Swift on top of the retard pile.


I'm sorry, but Taylor Swift is a twit and makes me stabby.  It's just something about her that irks me.
 
2013-11-07 05:00:46 PM
I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btp3DI_dxOk
 
2013-11-07 05:57:36 PM

555-FILK: Soup4Bonnie: Country music hasn't been country since Hank Williams.  It's pop-lite for idiots.  Not surprising to see Swift on top of the retard pile.

I'm sorry, but Taylor Swift is a twit and makes me stabby.  It's just something about her that irks me.


She's the Gwyneth Paltrow of music.
 
2013-11-07 08:18:47 PM

Crewmannumber6: Same list as yesterday: What real CW should sound like

John Fullbright
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl0bsnjjDIU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5teMqHsThI

Slaid Cleaves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-rrVkyxzS0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE8kIDiUYUc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0THnSJv5ve8

Hayes Carll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhkHG-oKCEU

Shovels & Rope
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwa5UV2amDI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcXSH58UCOk

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCMsUQmS0Bo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUedNbfQFSs

And she's not country but I love her, Eilen Jewell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PNxsxOkVVE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBni41NEVaQ


Welp I just ordered a John Fullbright CD because of you. Thank you!
 
2013-11-08 02:36:42 PM

dougermouse: I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btp3DI_dxOk


Fantastic. How I never heard that before, I don't know.
 
2013-11-08 05:50:59 PM

Gosling: *Segregation of genres makes a lot less sense nowadays than it used to. You still have different genres, of course, but people will listen to music in whatever the hell genres they want. It makes sense to her to follow that line of thought and expand what it is her sound is able to do.
*As far as Taylor's concerned, country music isn't about the sound so much as it is about the storytelling. Her whole songwriting reputation is important enough to her that she was originally drawn to country by that rationale. Country music is more than just banjos and fiddles and harmonicas to her. As long as the sound helps tell the story, that's all she cares about. (She's also drawn to rap on the same grounds, not that she does too much there.)


you dont actually believe that, do you?
 
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