Anyone else hate listening to country...

TheClev

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...but love playing it? I recently joined a country band, and I have a great time playing country music! I don't think I'll ever sit around listening to it, but it's a ton of fun for me to play.
 

TheClev

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In this case, I'm not much of a fan of either, although I do hold a LOT more respect for the older country stars than today's.
 

Frank Prince

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I LOVE noodling around on hot country guitar, and doing older standards where I can jam on that stuff. Playing Nu-Country, especially note for note cover band style, bores me to tears. I would rather just listen to it, and I really don't even like listening to it all that much. :D
 

Heinz57Pep

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Respect considerations aside.....

Chicks with bare midriffs > name inlaid on a guitar fretboard
 
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Modern Nashville country? HATE it. (Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean,etc)

Alt Country or classic Country Western? LOVE IT. (Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Ryan Bingham, Hayes Carll, Owen Temple)
 

Kitten Cannon

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I'll admit I don't really mind playing the modern country too much, because I tend not to keep our singer's vocals that high up in my monitor. It's a lot easier to ignore the ****** lyrics that way, and focus on what often end up being pretty fun tunes to re-arrange for our configuration and play live.

I do listen to a metric f*ckton of the "good" country though, and now that I think about it, I don't make a lot of attempts to play that. But I probably would if I could.

I guess I always thought of playing music as something I do for other people, whereas listening to music is something I'm considerably more selfish about.
 

geekocaster

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I think it's true for any music genre, that you begin to like the songs you learn/play. Like you connect with the songs better or something.
 

bayAreaDude

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I hardly ever tire of listening to Willie. I can do Red Headed Stranger over and over. Phases n Stages, so much good stuff.
 

27sauce

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I just love playing guitar and getting paid for it, no matter the genre. I modern country, and enjoy it.

Recreationally, I've been balls deep in some NWA and Mercyful Fate lately.
 

Kooshball

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I'm in the same boat. I've always liked stuff like Willie nelson and Chet atkins

but man i'm really been digging into johnny hiland, brent mason, hellecasters, danny gatton...any country-lead I can get my hands on.

I just love the country lead sound and its really helped me with my hybrid picking.
haven't had a chance to utilize too much in a band though
 

Nebakanezer

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I do think there are other genres that are "more country" than "today's hottest country" as my local radio station calls it. The country I play and the country that I listen to seem to have the same divide. I don't mind bastardizing the modern songs on our set list.
 

Whiskeyrebel

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I may be wrong but I believe the technical term for you is 'trade'. Or in other words...

"WILL REDNECK FOR PAYCHECK"
 
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mtmartin71

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What's the difference between modern pop country and just plain old pop rock...as a guitarist? From what I hear and see, the guitarists in these modern country bands are playing "rock" amps with rock tones and not a whole bunch of clean chicken pickin going on. The country seems to come from banjos, fiddles, pedal steel, etc.
 






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