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Old 04-22-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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Yeah, country music being as mainstream as it is, was really gonna be my counter argument as to how "country" Philly is. Any city(even NYC and the bay area) will pack out a Kenny chesney concert nowadays.
Well, the objective study isn't lying. Philly outranks Atlanta in countryness. Not sure there's much more to argue here...
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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Yeah, country music being as mainstream as it is, was really gonna be my counter argument as to how "country" Philly is. Any city(even NYC and the bay area) will pack out a Kenny chesney concert nowadays.
Yeah, look at this list of tour dates...everywhere from Boston suburbs to Toronto to Seattle to Philly to Anaheim.

https://www.kennychesney.com/news/news.php?uid=171

Modern country pop though is just like mainstream rock/pop music these days--a lot of the blue collar rural or middle-class suburban crowds that would've flocked to Journey or Foreigner-style arena rock back in the day now just goes to country music shows. Garth Brooks totally set that trend in the early 90s.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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It could be argued that Philly was a borderline southern city until the 1970s or so.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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Soulful Hockey Fans Apparently


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The Roots are the most Soulful hip hop group ever. But their only connection to rural America, is Soul Music being rooted in the rural black South. Heck, isn't Philly's black community one of the oldest and longest established in the North? Add to the fact that they have one of the oldest and most established, traditional non-NOI black Muslim communities in the US. That's pretty counterpoint to the predominantly protestant Black communities across the US, and specifically The South.
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Still, from what I remember from growing up on Long Island, country music was more of a niche taste than among the most common genres.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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Well, the objective study isn't lying. Philly outranks Atlanta in countryness. Not sure there's much more to argue here...
Yes, but Philly is 36th in the nation for cowboy boots... How could that not be true? I mean along with Portland being 26th in the nation for cowboy boots and Chicago being 25th. They spent several thousand dollars on this highly scientific study, it must be fairly accurate.

Oh, and Philly is 21st in the nation for BBQ...which could be true, but..wait, Memphis is only 26th, and they're known for BBQ....and oh no, this is all a crock of s...
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:30 PM
 
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Oh, and Philly is 21st in the nation for BBQ...which could be true, but..wait, Memphis is only 26th, and they're known for BBQ....and oh no, this is all a crock of s...
You say that jokingly, but have you ever had Philly style barbecue?



Okay, I looked it up. I couldn't find anything called Philly style barbecue. But I'm sure I've had it at some point. And I'm sure that it's right up there with Memphis style barbecue.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:33 PM
 
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You say that jokingly, but have you ever had Philly style barbecue?



Okay, I looked it up. I couldn't find anything called Philly style barbecue. But I'm sure I've had it at some point. And I'm sure that it's right up there with Memphis style barbecue.
Has anyone ever had Fresno-style BBQ? They came in 22nd... Though maybe they counted references to asada as BBQ?
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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Yeah, look at this list of tour dates...everywhere from Boston suburbs to Toronto to Seattle to Philly to Anaheim.

https://www.kennychesney.com/news/news.php?uid=171

Modern country pop though is just like mainstream rock/pop music these days--a lot of the blue collar rural or middle-class suburban crowds that would've flocked to Journey or Foreigner-style arena rock back in the day now just goes to country music shows. Garth Brooks totally set that trend in the early 90s.
Yeah pretty much. The theatrics and flash of the Garth brooks concerts back in the early 90s, pretty much set up the mood, for those arena rock-style country concerts, for years to come. Shanaia Twain, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood would follow suit. Much to the chagrin of the older country fans, who think the modern country us watered down. The Paisley -LL Cool Jay collaboration was hated by many fans on both sides. Now we have Florida-Georgia Line and Nelly collaborating. Although to Nelly's defense, his collabo with Tim McGraw was successful.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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Another thing that makes Philadelphia country is that a lot of people were born and raised there. Lots of extended family (aunts, cousins, uncles, etc.). That's country.

There's also a real small town feel. I run into an old teacher or classmate every time I'm there. That's country too.
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