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Old 12-21-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Indiana is very country in a lot of places.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Modern country music makes me think of L.A. and that ain't a good thing.

The real stuff makes me think of places like Missouri and middle Tennessee. Texas and Oklahoma if we are talking about red dirt country.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Tennessee, Texas, maybe Georgia. Although I'm always surprised how universally popular country music is in SO MANY states.
Country music lover here in NJ. South Jersey, specifically. And I am far from the only one. You shouldn't be surprised at the popularity of country music in Middle America, because it tends to speak to our values and heritage more so than other popular forms of music. It could be the South, West, Northeast, etc. There's a lot that links us together.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Rural Northwestern PA - alternative bluegrass
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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NW Ohio and SE Michigan are big country music areas. The country radio station in Toledo, Ohio, K-100, has been rated #1 in the region by a landslide probably every year since I've been alive, and I was born in the '60s. Their top two DJs, Gary Shores and Harvey J. Steele, have also won the "Country Music DJ of the Year" award at the CMA Awards, or whatever the other big national country music awards show is, more than once.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I associate different kinds of Country music with different states.

Some country music makes me think of central California. Specifically, Bakersfield. Two of the main avenues there are named Buck Owens Boulevard and Merle Haggard Drive. Even L.A. has a pretty well-established Country music scene that goes back several decades.

When I think of Outlaw Country, 70's "Cosmic Cowboy" Country, and old time Country Swing, I think of Texas.

When I think of Pop Country and Alt-Country, Nashville is the obvious choice.

For Bluegrass it's Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and even North Carolina.
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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I associate different kinds of Country music with different states.

Some country music makes me think of central California. Specifically, Bakersfield. Two of the main avenues there are named Buck Owens Boulevard and Merle Haggard Drive. Even L.A. has a pretty well-established Country music scene that goes back several decades.

When I think of Outlaw Country, 70's "Cosmic Cowboy" Country, and old time Country Swing, I think of Texas.

When I think of Pop Country and Alt-Country, Nashville is the obvious choice.

For Bluegrass it's Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and even North Carolina.
Solid post.

Then there's Gram Parsons (FL/CA), Emmy Lou (OK), Dylan's country stuff (MN).... Country's anywhere there's rural and music flowing together.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Newark, CA
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I know it's probably going to shock people who aren't from here, but country music is actually pretty big in California too. I live in the Bay Area and have many friends who listen to country.

Every country concert I've ever gone to around here has been completely sold out. I remember when the Brooks and Dunn farewell tour came to the Bay Area, they actually over sold the concert. The venue had way more people than it could handle- and it was Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View which can hold over 20,000 people. I've also seen Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban just to name a few and every one of those concerts was sold out. The parking lots are always full of full-sized American trucks too, hardly the view most people think of when it comes to CA.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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States mentioned in country music lyrics


Country Music's Top Markets 2011
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Country music is popular all over the U.S. When I was stationed in Germany over 30 years ago, I was surprised by the number of Europeans who enjoyed it.
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