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Old 04-20-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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I'm assuming that most people planning to re-locate to Tennesse are country music lovers Mabe not!! If you are what kind of country music is your favorite? Classic or New Country? Who are your favorite performers? Favorite songs etc. Would like to hear from native Tennesseans as well. I have always been a country music fan, as well as blues and rock. I've come far far away from rock cause there's nothing good going on there. I'm a fan of New Country due to its resemblence to what we called southern rock a few years back and it's about real people doing real things in the real world and I'm a real world kinda person. So let's hear it. What are your opinions concerning country music Tennesse? (including future Tennesseeans).

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Personally, I am rather eclectic when it comes to music. Not because I prefer some kind of obscure music, but because I love ALL kinds of music, except rap and opera. I do like a lot of country music, I like the "oldies": John Denver, Johnny Cash, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, etc. I also like the new folks, Carry Underwood, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, etc.
I also like Blue Grass which is very handy here as just about every festival that goes on in this area has at least one Blue Grass band and clogers. Actually there are several Blue grass fest that happen several times a year, one of my favorites is the Blue Plum Fest that is every summer in Johnson City. They close off two downtown streets and put up stages and have Blue Grass bands playing about all day and night for two days. Lots of fun.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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My favorite country music is that of the '70's. Charlie Rich, Eddie Rabbit, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys etc. But let there be no mistake, Johnny Cash is my favorite by all means.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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I like the popular country stars in the scene now but i can listen to just about anything depending on my mood. My music tends to follow what my mood is at the time.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I like a variety of music, from classical to country to rock, although I don't care for rap at all.

There is a commercial aspect to all popular music today, but I prefer the musicians and singers and groups who still try to make good music as well as become commercial successes.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Thanks for your responses. I asked because I think that music is a big part of our culture and if you are moving to Tennesse and you're a heavy metal freak or a rap lover and you move to small country town and not a city you might be unhappy. I also love different kinds of music, depending on my mood. Right now my favorite is New Country. My kids even have me hooked to an I-Pod (that's right, I have an I-Pod full of country music). I can tell ya it sure helps you get through the day at work. I've also noticed that after awhile I wasn't the only one here attached to one. My co-workers refet to my head phones as "Earrings" cause I'm wearing them all the time. They also come in handy in case you don't want to hear someone. Well I'm rambling again. I just think that country music best relates to the kind of person I am. Also because when I'm playing Brad Paisley's "Tick", or Tobey Keith's "Maintenance Man". I'm smiling. Not too many other venues make me smile these days.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Frankly, All I do is listen to WDVX which plays regional, alt-country, bluegrass, and intrumental music. I like SOME new country but can't stand some of the songs that border on the line of being silly and meaningless. I will admit that I think TN has a great thing going on in terms of having a rather cool character. It's the home to nashville and country music not to mention Memphis. That's better than say- Ohio. I was sitting and watching the CMT awards last night. It wasn't as flashy as the awards they have in LA, but for a smaller city, I'd say Nashville has it's own share of coolness factor. I was quite proud.Made me homesick. Stupid California.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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One thing about Nashville, you will occasionally run into one of the country stars (I know a couple myself), or sometimes a rock or Hollywood star. The locals for the most part leave them alone; however, they are approachable if someone is polite and don't intrude upon their privacy at the wrong time. There are even a few restaurants where "the stars" are known to frequent.

My dad was a big country music fan and when I was little (in the 60s) we often went to see the shows. It was nothing in those days to talk to the performers before or afterwards. They were "just people". I think I got my hair tossled by Earl Scruggs one time . . . at the opening of a tire store where Flatt & Scruggs were hired to put on a show. I "met" a lot of the old-timers.

Things are a little different these days, but most of the stars still try to be friendly to their fans.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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One thing about Nashville, you will occasionally run into one of the country stars (I know a couple myself), or sometimes a rock or Hollywood star. The locals for the most part leave them alone; however, they are approachable if someone is polite and don't intrude upon their privacy at the wrong time. There are even a few restaurants where "the stars" are known to frequent.

My dad was a big country music fan and when I was little (in the 60s) we often went to see the shows. It was nothing in those days to talk to the performers before or afterwards. They were "just people". I think I got my hair tossled by Earl Scruggs one time . . . at the opening of a tire store where Flatt & Scruggs were hired to put on a show. I "met" a lot of the old-timers.

Things are a little different these days, but most of the stars still try to be friendly to their fans.
I watched the big country music festival they have in Nashville evey year and they were airing last years and I was overwhelmed by the things that the country stars did for their fans. Like K. Chesney flying two of his fans in his private jet etc. There is a major difference in country and rock stars. When was the last time you saw a rock star doing anything for a fan??? One of the many reasons I love country music.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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I am not a big country music fan, however I will have my sirius satalite radio on at all times, therefore getting any type of music 24/7 (including elvis)!
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