Don't care about the genre, everything's good from Caramelldansen / Sweden, Bruttosozialprodukt / Germany or the Czech version of John Browns Body
Edit x2: thank you so much for the silver award!! Omg AND the wholesome awards🥺❤️
My son is a year old now and has slept in his crib since day one of his life. He only ever slept on me as a newborn for naps so we don’t get baby cuddles anymore. He’s just now starting to want to lay on us again but mostly it’s dad, not me.
But last night he was so cranky that he was stuck on the other side of the baby gate so I picked him up and just two stepped around the kitchen with him while my hubs cooked dinner and he fell asleep. That feeling and that moment is something I’ll never forget. It was like having a newborn all over again.
Had to share 🤍
Come one, come all!!! Welcome everyone to the first CountryMusicStuff live discussion chat of the Country Music Association Awards! Show starts at 8/7c on ABC. Hopefully this will create a place for people to discuss the show in real time and maybe reduce the number of posts that would fill up the subreddit. Feel free to drop in and comment your thoughts!
Tonight's hosts will be Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker and you can see some of the awards already announced below:
Some pre-show polls before the festivities start brought to you by u/CyrusWaugh! Go vote if you haven't!
Enjoy the show everyone!
I found out Amazon Music has Garth Brooks. I’ve been listening to the same songs for like 2 days now. Country here in southern Alberta is pretty big. It made me wonder how popular it is elsewhere. Is it more of a rural - urban dynamic of who listens to country or not in the rest of the country?
On the drive home from Thanksgiving, I was thinking about irrational things that annoy me about the country music industry. I thought of a couple things --
Anyway -- I'd love to know some other stuff that falls into this category for you. (And for the record, I'm not talking about "important" big issues here—those are perfectly good discussions—but I'm thinking more of the funny, petty kind.)
I am genuinely curious. I’m from the US, but live in Colombia. To contextualize it lets use the music from the US (i.e. Rock, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Pop, House, etc..). These genres of music have all had strong effects on the region over the years. This music all started out in English, but now you can find genres of this music in all the sorts of languages throughout region, even indigenous ones. There’s Argentine rock, Colombian rock, Mexican rock, etc, etc… From my gringo perspective, I find it interesting both culturally and especially linguistically.
Do you think it would be possible go the other direction? Could Mariachi from Mexico, Bachata/Merengue from the DR, Cumbia/Ranchera/Vallenato from Colombia, Brazilian Samba, Tango be sung in English, or even another language?
I know a lot of people hate the country music genre in general, but modern country is an absolute shell of what country music started as and is supposed to be. You used to be able to have a country song without it including mud, a truck, beer, the mention of cowboy boots or a cornfield. It's supposed to be much more than that and I think if we still had country from the good 'ol days, a lot less people would hate it. Country music is supposed to draw from down to earth living, love of the simple things, living a rural or blue collar life, overcoming struggle, working hard, love, etc just like a lot of other genres. Nowadays you're hard pressed to find a country song that's not part an extremely specific stereotype that's been pumped out for the past decade.
I understand some people are just never going to enjoy or relate to country music and that's fine but Jesus Christ let's stop acting like 85% of these modern artists are country. "Hick" would be a more appropriate name for this genre. It's the Party Down South types who think wearing a camouflage tank top and enjoying fishing is an identity. Singing about drinking, driving a truck in the mud, having a dog and a pretty blonde girlfriend to the twang of an acoustic guitar don't equate to a country lifestyle or music. These people took the soul out of country and killed the genre.
Loretta Lynn. Dolly Parton. Johnny Cash. The Carter Family. Hank Williams. Merle Haggard. George Jones. Glen Campbell. Waylon Jennings. Patsy Cline. THEY are country, when it was still a respectable and relatable genre. The majority of what's released today under the 'country' label is a slap in the face to all of them. Modern "country singers" turned the genre into a joke.
Now, I'm not saying there are zero good country artists today. I have a few faves. But most of them just have seemed to complete miss the point of country music.
Edit: OK not trying to get myself to the victory speeches sub but goodness gracious was I not expecting this kind of response...I'm in a tizzy now cuz there's no way I can read all the comments
t1l;dr check out this press release from the Danish agency Koda who manages royalties for musicians.
Check out this excerpt from the press release:
> The agreement will replace the local agreements of the Norwegian, Finnish and Danish composers and songwriters’ societies, combining them in a single, joint agreement with Google. In the case of Koda, the national agreement for Denmark expired in April, after which it was temporarily extended – as is standard practice in the industry while negotiating a new agreement.
> Now, however, Google have issued a new demand: if the agreement is to be temporarily extended, Koda must agree to reduce the payment provided to composers and songwriters for YouTube’s use of music by almost 70% – despite the fact that YouTube’s use of music has increased significantly since Koda entered into its last agreement with Google.
> Of course, Koda cannot accept these terms, and Google have now unilaterally decided that Koda’s members cannot have their content shown on YouTube and that their fans and users on YouTube will be unable to listen to Koda members’ music until a new agreement is in place.
I am completely awestruck as to how Google leverages their monopoly in this situation and is affecting an entire country.
It is affecting artists directly and depriving listeners the possibility to listen to, and watch their favourite artists on YouTube.
For me it has to be Nexhmije Pagarusha - Baresha. What about you ? Drop a link or two in the comments so i can hear them.
I’m trying to listen to country music. I started off with Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie and Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison. What else should I explore?
Me: Rock in general.
song sharing is always welcomed.
I find that usually when someone doesn't like a certain type of music it's just not for them but people seem to hate country with a passion like can't stand it playing in the same room as them. I don't like hip hop but I don't bitch and moan everytime someone plays it. I work with a guy that brings up an article he read about the correlation between suicides and country music listening. Like chill people You don't like it we get it.
Feel free to suggest "obvious" ones - I'm a complete noob.
This got removed from the Europe sub but now I know there’s an ask Europe!
This might not make as much sense as I want.
I live in the US and realized that I am so unfamiliar with music in places such as, let's say, France or Germany or even Turkey or Greece.
I am familiar with the artists from other countries who are extremely popular, and Latin music which I believe is because Mexico and Central and South America are closer to me than Europe. (I have no idea what people listen to in Canada btw. Help me out.)
So I'm wondering if places like Europe, where countries are much closer together and the variety of cultures are so abundant, is your music extremely varied? Are there top songs alone in your country that we don't hear in the US? I'd imagine so, right? (Sorry, I am realizing how uneducated I am in this).
Like is Egyptian music on the radio right after playing something from Italy?
Edit: you guys! Thank you! This has been so interesting to read and I’m working my way through. The consensus is: it depends! I’m taking a Music of the World class and this has helped me imagine the differences world wide. Now I’m going to spend the day looking up all the artists you have mentioned.
I'm honestly surprised that country fans aren't complaining about, "the SJW's ruining country music!"
It’s either a heart wrenching ballad/story or about having a good time on a budget.
If you hate country music you hate fun and emotion.
I often see people that love top 40, which can be just as simple as most modern country delivered in a slightly different way; but rag on country even though a lot of topics in these songs are inherently the same.
I’m a die hard fan of certain artists/bands. For me it’s Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Sturgill Simpson, and a few others. I love country music, and I’m interested if there are any artists that make you wonder who their fans are. For me, I’ve never met aN Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, or Blake Shelton fans. They’re obviously winning awards and popular...but I personally don’t know anyone who loves them.
Last Year Canadian Country singer George Canyon ran for Canadian Parliament in Nova Scotia. That got me thinking, What Country singer would you like to see run for public office? And who do you think is most likely to do it?
Because its trash...im just kidding, I personally don't like it but if some asshole randomly just starts ripping on something you like tell them to get fucked by a polar bear...in the ass...without lube, then play your music over their cries of terror and pain!