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Do you have a favorite country western song?

Asked by naconasong (371points) July 27th, 2010

Who is your favorite artist? Or are you like me you have so many it is hard to pick just one.

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SuperMouse's avatar

Hands down Harper Valley PTA by Jeannie C. Riley. Thank God for You by Sawyer Brown gets honorable mention.

john65pennington's avatar

No. sorry, i dislike any form of country music. an old rocker here.

kenmc's avatar

Gotta Get Drunk by Willie Nelson and George Jones.

tinyfaery's avatar

“Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene. I’m beggin’ of you please don’t take my man.”—Dolly Parton

I really dislike country music, but I like me some Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I like my share of old school country, but didn’t go out of my way to seek it out. Hee-Haw. Every week with the Hee-Haw. I couldn’t escape it. The people I grew up with loved that cornpone stuff. I suppose the fact that my grandparents were born Southerners had something to do with it.

I totally own up to liking the Where, Where Are You Tonight? song, the Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me song and the “Repeatin’ Gossip” song. And, not for nothing, but Roy Clark and Buck Owens could play some guitar.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@john65pennington Try listening to a few of the nontwangy groups. I was strictly a metalhead as a kid, but as I’ve gotten older, I like the country stuff more and more. I now have a Keith Urban and Darius Rucker cd.

Jude's avatar

Probably my favorite country song – Going Back to Harlan. Written and originally recorded by the late Kate McGarrigle.

Austinlad's avatar

Always loved “Make the World Go Away.” It was written by the great Hank Cochran (who died recently) and sung by the great Eddy Arnold, who’s also no longer with us.

kenmc's avatar

Hot Rod Lincoln by Charlie Ryan.

Jude's avatar

Bluegrass-ish country. Alison Krauss and Union Station: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn.

Another fave.

john65pennington's avatar

Wannabe, i have truly made an attempt to like country music. i guess when rock and roll invaded country music, i just gave up on both types. i went to the Grand Old Opry one night. bad mistake. i stayed 20 minutes and left. to me, most country music is “suicide music”. its all about the downside of life and never about the good life. i know there are some songs out there, but the majority are “suicide music” songs.

Honky Tonk Angels is just an example.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Agree with that JP. At the Country Music Awards a little while ago Keith Urban and John Mayer did a performance together that was phenomenal. If you can find it on the tube somewhere, it will make a convert out of you.

Aethelwine's avatar

I will not lie, my six year old daughter has me hooked on Taylor Swift.

I’m not a fan of modern country, but I do like some of the old stuff.

ucme's avatar

“Papa had a sex change & now we call him Barbara!” I might have just made that up out of mirth, i’m not entirely sure. XD

Auntie_Em's avatar

I am tempted to say absolutely all of Garth Brooke’s “stuff”, but the best has to be “The River”....no, wait a minute…..“American Honkey Tonk Bar Association”....okay, maybe not that one…probably, “Two Pina Coladas”.....oh…forget it. All of them!!

InkyAnn's avatar

Tim McGraws- Dont Take The Girl
and
Collin Rayes- Love, Me

answerjill's avatar

I like bubble-gum Top 40 Country music.

YARNLADY's avatar

Everything by John Denver

Rarebear's avatar

Plenty of bluegrass songs to recommend, not country-western, though.

filmfann's avatar

Patsy Cline singing Crazy.

perspicacious's avatar

I’m not a big CW fan, but I do love I Cross My Heart by George Strait.

Frenchfry's avatar

Anything Brad Paisley… He is sooooo dreamy.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Does this (click on the little arrow) count as country? Because if it does, this is the kind of country music I like.

I used to like Dwight Yoakum a lot. His version of Elvis’ Little Sister was awesome. Whatever happened to him? He was a pretty good actor, too (among other things, or so I’ve heard wink-wink).

Jude's avatar

@aprilsimnel Your link didn’t work for me, my dear.

Earthgirl's avatar

It’d have to be a tie between Willie Nelson’s You Were Always on My Mind and Hank Williams’ Cold, Cold Heart. But for sheer fun and corniness you can’t beat Roger Miller’s song You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd! Damn, my Daddy loved that song and he warn’t even southin”!!!
check out Hank Williams in this video. He is the best!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn2e4Dhod7M

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