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Old 01-22-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Are there any Brits that like American country music?
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & M√°laga
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Me, only because my fiance is from the South. But its ok i guess.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Define country Music, county music has morphed into more popular music nowadays.

Since I have been in the States I have seen.

Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
Rascall Flatts
Time McGraw

as the headliners

Seen a lot others as supporting acts.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: t' grim north
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Does Johnny Cash count?
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Just a thought but i would guess it would be more popular in Ireland,Wales,Scotland..
England is more urban and people in larger cities tend to not care for Country music.
Little off topic but i have heard its somewhat popular in Australia and Canada as well.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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I'm a MASSIVE fan, but unfortunately there isn't much of a scene here in the UK. Early last year or was it the year before, I discovered a digital UK country station that was based somewhere in Scotland, I couldn't pick it up here in London so I would listen occasionally on line. They also had a forum but the whole site shut down and the only thing I'm aware of is, what's his name....it escapes me, but he's had a country show every Wednesday evening on BBC radio 2 which I never listen to because of his selection, some of it is British home grown country, which has a little following here...not my taste.

We also don't get any of the big acts coming here, although I notice Kenny Rodgers sells out whenever he is here and I'm afraid that's what a lot of the British public still consider country. I have my favorite radio stations I listen to on line from cities I've lived in, my favorite being 99.5 The Wolf in Dallas as well as a less commercial station www.radiofreetexas.org

I like em all, from George Jones to relative Newbies like Emerson Drive.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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Just a thought but i would guess it would be more popular in Ireland,Wales,Scotland..
England is more urban and people in larger cities tend to not care for Country music.
Little off topic but i have heard its somewhat popular in Australia and Canada as well.
It is. Back in '97 I was over here for a year and got to see Garth Brooks in Dublin. He toured Europe, but left out England. I also once came across a really cool country station when I was in Dublin.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: The Shires
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Country music is MEGA-popular in Ireland.

I also recall a couple of actual "country" radio stations in Belfast when I was there a few years ago.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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Actually, Country music has always been hugely popular in Australia. We even have our own home-grown artists, Festivals and Industry Awards.

Australian country music - Australia's Culture Portal (http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/music/country/ - broken link)
You Aussies have produced some good un's such as Keith Urban....he may be a cross over but I like some of his stuff. There is also a gal called Jamie O'Neil who had a hit with "There is no Arizona" ...unfortunately that's about the only song of her's I like.


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=22tktN87ASk
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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You Aussies have produced some good un's such as Keith Urban....he may be a cross over but I like some of his stuff. There is also a gal called Jamie O'Neil who had a hit with "There is no Arizona" ...unfortunately that's about the only song of her's I like.


YouTube - Jamie O'Neal - There Is No Arizona
Do'h, Sorry, I deleted my post!

I'm not a big fan of Keith Urban. I tend to like Slim Dusty, Smokey Dawson, Adam Brand, Lee kernaghan and Steve Ford.


YouTube - Spirit Of The Bush - Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde
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