Trying to put together a country song list for our band

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  1. RobBottom69

    RobBottom69 Member

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    The current band I'm in does She Hates Everybody and Big Brown Eyes by Old 97s. We also do Nineteen by them but it's not as country as the other two
     
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  2. Nebakanezer

    Nebakanezer Silver Supporting Member

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    Forgot to mention that I didn’t know Copperhead Road was a line dancing song until I was in a country band....... Rarely did we have a dance floor full of folks that were confident in that dance but you’ll get one or two and a bunch of folks trying to keep up!!
    Fast As You
    Dust On The Bottle, was a surprise in how well received it always was
    Family Tradition (and Friends In Low Places) is a great drunk sing along at the end of the night!
    That’s My Kind Of Night (old singer would start it off with Uptown Funk lyrics before the guitars kicked in)
    Beer In Mexico
    Beer Money
    As far as Wagon Wheel goes, our first bass player would tell folks to “write it on the back of a hundred dollar bill so we could understand what you’re talking about.......”
    I’ll look for an old setlist and see if I can come up with some more.
     
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  3. guitarmook

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    I've played Wagon Wheel. I'm sure I'll play it again. My current singer doesn't like it, but at the end of the night, as we're running out of songs and the crowd keeps asking for more, that one fills the dancefloor every time.

    We also do Mama Tried and Lets Chase Each Other Around the Room by Merle, The Race is On, Good Hearted Woman, and LOTS of George Strait. Everybody knows and loves GS. (Fireman, Unwound, Cowboy Rides Away...) Georgia on a Fast Train is always fun
     
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  4. DGA

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    How about there picks from the same Alan Jackson album?

    Chattahoochee
    She's Got the Rhythm(an I Got the Blues)
    I Don't Need the Booze(To Get a Buzz On)
     
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    I'll second throwing some George Strait into the mix.
     
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  7. FFOGG

    FFOGG Fat Frustated Old Guy w/ Gut Gold Supporting Member

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    Thank you for all the suggestions .../ a lot of band drama over the inclusion of a few songs ...

    But I did add a few of the ones you mentioned and just found

    It Ain’t My Fault by Brothers Osborne
     
  8. twotone

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    If I formed a country band I would refuse to play the following songs:

    Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
    Boot Scootin' Boogie
    The Fireman
    Swingin'
    Chattahoochie
    Gimme A Redneck Girl
    Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy
    Achy Breaky Heart

    I wouldn't play lead guitar either. I don't like the chicken pickin' twangy stuff. I prefer the country music of the 1950s and 1960s - stuff that had piano, fiddle, and steel guitar.
     
  9. Highway Jones

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    "Straight to Hell" by Drivin N Cryin
     
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  10. Nebakanezer

    Nebakanezer Silver Supporting Member

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  11. sonofspy

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    Older popular stuff:

    Jambalaya
    Bring it on home to me
    Family Tradition
    Big City
    Swingin Doors
    Mama Tried
    Long Gone Daddy
    Take this Job
    Tall Tall Trees
    Folsom Prison
     
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    The Aussie version of "The Whiskey isn't working" is kind of fun:

     

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