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Los Pollos Hermanos
03-23-2011, 01:55 PM
I know I don't like to wait. And I thought we'd get all the bitchin' about songs I didn't nominate out of the way today.

DA_T_84
03-23-2011, 01:56 PM
Someone else can do heats 3,4,5 and 6 to make up for all the other songs he missed.

Rain Man
03-23-2011, 02:10 PM
Where was Heat 1? Did I miss it?

And you can't have this poll without John Denver's Thank God I'm A Country Boy.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-23-2011, 02:12 PM
Where was Heat 1? Did I miss it?

And you can't have this poll without John Denver's Thank God I'm A Country Boy.

I'm a noob. It was labeled "Greatest Country Songs".

Sorry, it won't happen again.

JOhn
03-23-2011, 02:15 PM
FAIL

No "they all suck" option :evil:

Rain Man
03-23-2011, 02:22 PM
The Dixie Chicks have a lot of good songs, but I can never remember the titles.

blaise
03-23-2011, 02:26 PM
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys is another good one by Willie.

Bump
03-23-2011, 02:33 PM
It pisses me off when people say Johnny Cash is country music.

KS Smitty
03-23-2011, 02:38 PM
It pisses me off when people say Johnny Cash is country music.

Why? He didn't seem to mind. Sure he covered other genre of music but it was definately with a country background.

listopencil
03-23-2011, 02:42 PM
It pisses me off when people say Johnny Cash is country music.


Does it piss you off when people tell you that water is wet?

Jenson71
03-23-2011, 02:43 PM
It pisses me off when people say Johnny Cash is country music.

He's in the Country Music Hall of Fame. I trust their view.

BTW, this heat is completely stacked.

Useful Idiot
03-23-2011, 02:44 PM
there is no such thing as a great country song.

mesmith31
03-23-2011, 02:46 PM
Seems like this would be an appropriate choice given both genre and title:

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listopencil
03-23-2011, 02:56 PM
there is no such thing as a great country song.


I asked him (because Johnny Cash is a friend of mine) and he told me to tell you this:

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ROYC75
03-23-2011, 02:56 PM
It pisses me off when people say Johnny Cash is country music.

What would you call it ?

Iowanian
03-23-2011, 02:57 PM
If "Good year for the Roses" doesn't win this walking away....Chiefsplanet is a morAn.
My Own Kind of Hat...should also be on the list.

That said.....He stopped Loving her today is probably the best choice.

listopencil
03-23-2011, 03:09 PM
What would you call it ?

I doubt that he'll try to come up with a reasonable argument against calling Cash's music "Country" but it would be fun to watch him try. Here's a fun one. Classify this one Bump:


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Amnorix
03-23-2011, 03:52 PM
I'll make no claim of being much of a country music fan. I'm not. My grandfather was, though, so I had to listen to some while I was growing up. The only things I really remember were Porter Wagner on TV, which was some kind of Chinese water torture to me, and Oak Ridge Boys, who I didn't actually mind. I remember Elvira, though nothing else.

And Kenny Rogers, of course, who I actually liked, and to this day I wouldn't change the channel if the Gambler or Coward of the County or a number of his other songs came on. Heck, I even remember those cheesy movies.

So I don't care much about this poll, and wouldn't know enough to vote anyway, but if nobody midns a little bit of thread hijacking, what's the consensus among real country fans about the Oak Ridge Boys and Kenny Rogers?

Oh, and btw, if Johnny Cash isn't country, what the hell is he?!? :spock:

kysirsoze
03-23-2011, 03:58 PM
Sunday Mornin Comin Down or GTFO

KS Smitty
03-23-2011, 03:58 PM
I'll make no claim of being much of a country music fan. I'm not. My grandfather was, though, so I had to listen to some while I was growing up. The only things I really remember were Porter Wagner on TV, which was some kind of Chinese water torture to me, and Oak Ridge Boys, who I didn't actually mind. I remember Elvira, though nothing else.

And Kenny Rogers, of course, who I actually liked, and to this day I wouldn't change the channel if the Gambler or Coward of the County or a number of his other songs came on. Heck, I even remember those cheesy movies.

So I don't care much about this poll, and wouldn't know enough to vote anyway, but if nobody midns a little bit of thread hijacking, what's the consensus among real country fans about the Oak Ridge Boys and Kenny Rogers?

Oh, and btw, if Johnny Cash isn't country, what the hell is he?!? :spock:

I like the Oaks, not as well as the Statler Brothers but they put out some pretty decent music when there wasn't much to choose from IMO. Kenny Rogers I don't necessarily consider him "real" country more like country club country. His music IMO is similar to James Taylor/Neil Diamond. I would say my favorite song of his is "Rueben James" from when he was Kenny Rogers and the First Edition in like 68 or so.

KurtCobain
03-23-2011, 04:00 PM
Friends in low places is garth brooks' thousandth best song, you're such full of crap. Fuck you and fuck your taste in country music.

johnny961
03-23-2011, 04:04 PM
He's in the Country Music Hall of Fame. I trust their view.

BTW, this heat is completely stacked.

If I'm not mistaken, Johnny Cash was one of a small handful of artists that made it into BOTH the Country/western and the rock n roll halls of fame.

AustinChief
03-23-2011, 04:09 PM
If "Good year for the Roses" doesn't win this walking away....Chiefsplanet is a morAn.
My Own Kind of Hat...should also be on the list.

That said.....He stopped Loving her today is probably the best choice.

yep.. there is a reason it wins "greatest country song" contests every time there is one.

Another great song that should be on the list is "good year for the roses" originally a George Jones song but Elvis Costello's version nails it...

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Iowanian
03-23-2011, 04:14 PM
I think the Alan Jackson-George Jones version blows Elvis C's out of the water...but I prefer the Jones-alone.

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mnchiefsguy
03-23-2011, 04:17 PM
I like the Oaks, not as well as the Statler Brothers but they put out some pretty decent music when there wasn't much to choose from IMO. Kenny Rogers I don't necessarily consider him "real" country more like country club country. His music IMO is similar to James Taylor/Neil Diamond. I would say my favorite song of his is "Rueben James" from when he was Kenny Rogers and the First Edition in like 68 or so.

Definitely need some Statler Brothers on the list. Flowers on the Wall, Go to my Grave Loving You, they had a lot of great songs.

AustinChief
03-23-2011, 04:24 PM
I think the Alan Jackson-George Jones version blows Elvis C's out of the water...but I prefer the Jones-alone.

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All three versions are good but I still think Elvis Costello has the best version... for one simple reason... His voice most accurately emotes/conveys the desperate hopelessness of the narrator. The other two versions just don't have as much "feeling." (but I'd put ANY of the three up over 3/4 of the songs in this poll)

yeah, I just listened again to all three versions and Elvis just sounds like he is DEAD inside in his version.. He still gets the nod from me.

seclark
03-23-2011, 04:32 PM
grandpa jones - "mountain dew"
hee haw, bitches!
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Los Pollos Hermanos
03-23-2011, 04:35 PM
grandpa jones - "mountain dew"
hee haw, bitches!
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I searched the world over and thought I found true love.

You met another and

ppppfffftt

you were gone.

seclark
03-23-2011, 04:44 PM
jerry reed - "amos moses"
named him after a man of the cloth
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AustinChief
03-23-2011, 04:45 PM
oh oh.. we left off "she got the goldmine, I got the shaft!"

seclark
03-23-2011, 04:47 PM
oh oh.. we left off "she got the goldmine, I got the shaft!"

how's about some "big bad john"?
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seclark
03-23-2011, 04:52 PM
how's about some "big bad john"?
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if you don't believe me, check out these links:

Old Dog
03-23-2011, 04:57 PM
A Garth Brooks song in each heat, but you left out The Dance?

black angus
03-23-2011, 07:57 PM
Where's Conway Twitty?
"Hello Darlin" or "It's only make believe" are classics.
JMO

johnny961
03-23-2011, 11:04 PM
Damn. As many people on the forum who have been in a cranky mood lately the poll should've included David Allen Coe's "You Piss Me Off"....:evil:

patteeu
03-23-2011, 11:54 PM
grandpa jones - "mountain dew"
hee haw, bitches!
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My dad always used to sing that song in the car on roadtrips.

Reaper16
03-23-2011, 11:56 PM
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" is the best song in this heat.

J Diddy
03-23-2011, 11:57 PM
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" is the best song in this heat.

agreed

Mr. Flopnuts
03-24-2011, 01:00 AM
Isn't Friends in Low Places a Mark Chesnutt song?

J Diddy
03-24-2011, 01:52 AM
Isn't Friends in Low Places a Mark Chesnutt song?

I'm actually shocked it's not doing better. I mean it's pretty much the song that bridged the gap between twangy country music and what it is today.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-24-2011, 03:22 AM
Isn't Friends in Low Places a Mark Chesnutt song?

He recorded it first as a b-side but it was Garth Brook's version that made the song famous.

Nixhex
03-24-2011, 06:42 AM
Damn this is tough. I like a lot of songs on that list. Very hard to choose just 5.

rockymtnchief
03-24-2011, 07:10 AM
I'm actually shocked it's not doing better. I mean it's pretty much the song that bridged the gap between twangy country music and what it is today.

For me, it's like Bob Segers 'Old Time Rock & Roll'. Bars and juke box junkies played it so much I'm sick of it.

Baby Lee
03-24-2011, 07:39 AM
and Oak Ridge Boys, who I didn't actually mind. I remember Elvira, though nothing else.

Would you believe?
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MOhillbilly
03-24-2011, 07:52 AM
It pisses me off when people say Johnny Cash is country music.

shut it you dumbass motherfucker.

MOhillbilly
03-24-2011, 07:54 AM
Where's Conway Twitty?
"Hello Darlin" or "It's only make believe" are classics.
JMO

Love me some Conway, as does B. Lees Mom.

:thumb:

That said i did not vote for Hank Sr. this heat.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-24-2011, 07:57 AM
Hello Darlin' was in the previous heat.

Our family vacation to Nashville in 1984 included a tour of Twitty City.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-24-2011, 01:52 PM
Not much time left on this one. It's a close race for 5th.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-24-2011, 02:03 PM
King of the Road has a last minute surge to edge out Crazy.

Six continue to the finals in this heat.

Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Amarillo By Morning - George Strait
King of the Road - Roger Miller

MOhillbilly
03-24-2011, 02:59 PM
i heart country but am sick of everyone of those songs.

Easy 6
03-27-2011, 01:49 PM
I'm going with this...

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KC Tattoo
03-27-2011, 01:59 PM
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KC Tattoo
03-27-2011, 03:44 PM
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I would have gone with this.

Deberg_1990
03-27-2011, 05:02 PM
I'm actually shocked it's not doing better. I mean it's pretty much the song that bridged the gap between twangy country music and what it is today.

Agreed....that was the song that sent Brooks and Country music into the stratosphere in the early 90's. Its not a particularly great song, but its certainly fun and a country music landmark.