I keep seeing thread about techno and rap, but I figure, what the hell, I’ll join in the fray and start one about good ass country music. And I’m not talking about Nashville bullshit.
David Allan Coe - The Ride
Charlie Daniels - Long Haired Country Boy
Hank Williams Jr. - All My Rowdy Friend
Waylon Jennings - Shine
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Willie Nelson - Mendocino County Line
Shooter Jennings - Electric Rodeo
North Mississippi Allstars - Po Maddie
Johnny Cash-One Piece at a Time
Johnny Cash-A Boy Named Sue
Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash-Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
Johnny Horton-Honky Tonk Man
Johnny Horton-The Battle of New Orleans
Willie Nelson-On the Road Again
Willie Nelson-Always on My Mind
Marty Robbins-El Paso
Garth Brooks-Thunder Rolls
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson-Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Waylon Jennings-Luckenbach, Texas
Charlie Daniels Band-The Devil Went Down to Georgia
That is about all of the country I like. Also, I would consider the Flying Burrito Brothers have some good music. They are country-rock.
Not official country… although the Black Crowes have been doing some damned nice country blues lately without all the silly “twang” of your regular garden variety “country music” these modern idiots have been trying to pass off as authentic.
Johnny Cash is in a class all by himself. RIP John.
Has anyone heard David Allan Coe’s records that they don’t sell in stores, only from certain websites. I’m not saying I agree with subjects on them, but some of the songs are pretty funny.[/quote]
A lot of stuff floating on the internet gets attributed to him, but isn’t really Coe. It’s same way that every parody song suddenly becomes Weird Al.
Townes Van Zandt - To me, he’s more ‘outlaw country’ than Waylon, Willie, Kris, etc. He lived and died the life of a hard-ass wanderin’ troubador. Sad story, but GREAT songs.
Wow, I just looked Townes up on Wiki, and that is a hell of a story:
I had no idea that he was from such a wealthy, prominent family and that he was originally “being groomed for Texas governorship”.
I don’t have any artists to add personally; all the ones I would have recommended have already been listed. I will say, however, that some of the names being mentioned on this thread are definitely NOT “outlaw country”.
Have you seen him in Heartworn Highways? He was just an unknown 17 year old kid hanging out with Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, Steve Young.
Here’s a VERY drunk Guy Clark telling us all to listen to a song by a VERY drunk (and young) Steve Earle. http://youtube.com/watch?v=DJrVwJonlrA