Author Greatest country song of all time?  (Read 24683 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #60 on: March 24, 2016, 08:08:05 PM »
i've been Partial to this

https://youtu.be/d2aeRg_yMSE

and Glen Campbell does a hell of a cover of Greenday's Time of your Life

other faves

Heroes have Always Been Cowboys
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Highwayman
Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys
Wichita Lineman
i do like Rhinestone Cowboy lol

I was wondering how long it would take before the Twitty dropped  :)

Hello, Darlin'  ;)


Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2016, 08:40:31 PM »
Not by a country band per se, this is when things started to cross-over for the Byrds. What could be more of a cowboy song though?!  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-olDjUy4540

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2016, 08:45:53 PM »
country is hard to define..slightest twang and you could be seen as such..same with southern rock..take green Grass and High Tides has a slight..country twang to it


https://youtu.be/R82OM5tzcrk

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #64 on: March 24, 2016, 08:51:01 PM »
country is hard to define..slightest twang and you could be seen as such..same with southern rock..take green Grass and High Tides has a slight..country twang to it


https://youtu.be/R82OM5tzcrk
Another Texas guy who sorta cross genres with the whole "cosmic cowboy" hippie/country mixing of the time and then went more mainstream and then back to more real cowboy western song type of stuff. Michael Martin Murphey.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u63hAsXtVQU

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2016, 08:52:51 PM »
country is hard to define..slightest twang and you could be seen as such..same with southern rock..take green Grass and High Tides has a slight..country twang to it


Yes, I'd say enough twang to be considered country, though it's probably more properly categorized as country rock, but so is The Devil Went Down To Georgia, for that matter. You know the spirit of country music when it's there though. I love when I can actually hear different regional accents and dialects in the singing. Just the way certain words are pronounced often gives me a big thrill. Like when Strait sings "somewhere along the way" he emphasizes the H in where but then does the same thing on way where there is no H. I love that shit! ;)

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2016, 10:28:02 PM »
Yes, I'd say enough twang to be considered country, though it's probably more properly categorized as country rock, but so is The Devil Went Down To Georgia, for that matter. You know the spirit of country music when it's there though. I love when I can actually hear different regional accents and dialects in the singing. Just the way certain words are pronounced often gives me a big thrill. Like when Strait sings "somewhere along the way" he emphasizes the H in where but then does the same thing on way where there is no H. I love that shit! ;)

i do like Devil went down to Georgia ..Primus has a decent cover..also always liked this song

https://youtu.be/1s8nRL2bPCU

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #67 on: March 25, 2016, 04:23:42 AM »
I'm not really into country.  I hate the new stuff.  I love rockabilly and the Sun sound and I also love cowboy songs.   Charlie Daniels is good. This is not necessarily my favorite but one of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_iRIcxsz0

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #68 on: March 25, 2016, 04:26:37 AM »
This is a nice song.  I'm a romantic at heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AqESKOaeGk

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #69 on: March 25, 2016, 04:28:02 AM »
I'm not really into country.  I hate the new stuff.  I love rockabilly and the Sun sound and I also love cowboy songs.   Charlie Daniels is good. This is not necessarily my favorite but one of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_iRIcxsz0

Weird. Based on your musical preferences so far I would've thought you were.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #70 on: March 25, 2016, 04:30:56 AM »
Best version of Ghost Riders In The Sky is this one from 1949, I think.  Written by the late, great Stan Jones.  Monroe has such a strong voice and it is a bit creepy in mood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UluM5trt47I

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #71 on: March 25, 2016, 04:36:12 AM »
Weird. Based on your musical preferences so far I would've thought you were.

I've warmed up to a lot of it as I've gotten older...the nostalgia factor setting in.  I always thought a lot of it was hokey when I was younger.  I was always more rock and roll.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #72 on: March 25, 2016, 04:40:46 AM »
Horton's first Alaska hit.  He lived there for a while.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOOHeOgavYE

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #73 on: March 25, 2016, 04:52:00 AM »
I've warmed up to a lot of it as I've gotten older...the nostalgia factor setting in.  I always thought a lot of it was hokey when I was younger.  I was always more rock and roll.

That was my progression too. Never liked it as a kid. Thought it was hokey. I guess somethings are only made for adults though. I don't live on a big diet of it but I do have a much greater appreciation for it now. I'm also not as crazy about a lot of the newer stuff.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #74 on: March 25, 2016, 06:04:41 AM »
Horton's first Alaska hit.  He lived there for a while.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOOHeOgavYE
his song North to Alaska is a big part of why I am here. Not that its a great tune but because of the situation I was in  when I heard it.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2016, 06:20:24 PM »
That was my progression too. Never liked it as a kid. Thought it was hokey. I guess somethings are only made for adults though. I don't live on a big diet of it but I do have a much greater appreciation for it now. I'm also not as crazy about a lot of the newer stuff.


Truth be told,  all my uncles on my Moms side played in country bands up in Jackson, TN and I do tend to like a southern flavor in rock and roll.  I just never appreciated pure country until I reached 40.  We'd go up to visit my uncles and I would always play Beatles , Cars and lots of new wave music.  My wife loves country and she wears down cd's of Patsy Cline.  She used to be a metal-head (Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Judas Priest) but her tastes changed in accordance with her religious values.  She still loves Pink Floyd though and other classic rock music.


Also, I have gotten into more roots-oriented music as I've gotten older.  I like  the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers and I do love Hank Williams now.  I like some of Kenny Rogers stuff before he went sappy.  Never was a big fan of George Jones though now I particularly like the stuff he did early on that flirted with rockabilly.  White Lightning comes to mind.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E5WWX_40gs

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2016, 06:29:40 PM »
his song North to Alaska is a big part of why I am here. Not that its a great tune but because of the situation I was in  when I heard it.

I absolutely love Johnny Horton.  He may be my favorite country artist.  Marty Robbins is also great.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2016, 06:31:38 PM »

Truth be told,  all my uncles on my Moms side played in country bands up in Jackson, TN and I do tend to like a southern flavor in rock and roll.  I just never appreciated pure country until I reached 40.  We'd go up to visit my uncles and I would always play Beatles , Cars and lots of new wave music.  My wife loves country and she wears down cd's of Patsy Cline.  She used to be a metal-head (Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Judas Priest) but her tastes changed in accordance with her religious values.  She still loves Pink Floyd though and other classic rock music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvD_NQrLFo

I was into most of that stuff too except the metal. I always liked a song here or there but never went for the genre as a whole in a big way. I was more into the hard rock that inspired heavy metal. My mom was always a big country fan though. I used to roll my eyes at it and make fun but I guess it came on in anyway and sat a spell  ;)

BTW, I think I heard you mention new wave before. Did you ever hear Elvis Costello's country album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znhedfGFc8g

Always loved this guy's delivery! Truly, one of my all time favorite artists  8)

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2016, 06:41:12 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvD_NQrLFo

I was into most of that stuff too except the metal. I always liked a song here or there but never went for the genre as a whole in a big way. I was more into the hard rock that inspired heavy metal. My mom was always a big country fan though. I used to roll my eyes at it and make fun but I guess it came on in anyway and sat a spell  ;)

BTW, I think I heard you mention new wave before. Did you ever hear Elvis Costello's country album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znhedfGFc8g

Always loved this guys delivery! Truly, one of my all time favorite artists  8)


I always rolled my eyes too.  LOL.  Yeah, I have that cd.  I love a lot of Costello's stuff.  You played a Byrd's country song earlier. I like this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piNF7LUehsM

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2016, 09:11:53 PM »
I absolutely love Johnny Horton.  He may be my favorite country artist.  Marty Robbins is also great.
I had the luxury of having a history teacher in school, I forget what grade, who would play on Fridays Johnny Horton's historical songs on the cheapo record player for us. Even today I got them memorized. A few weeks ago in traffic I found myself getting stared at as I was singing, with much animation, "North to Alaska" and "Battle of New Orleans" because the country channel was doing a Two-Fer-Tuesday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55DO5sNGZ_s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qASxTCIC3c

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2016, 09:32:11 PM »
how can we forget this!!!

https://youtu.be/qogVHlmFcx0

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2016, 09:40:03 PM »

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2016, 09:42:22 PM »
how can we forget this!!!

https://youtu.be/qogVHlmFcx0
Especially the lyrics about "she [mama] don't understand why they keep showing my hands and not my face on TV." I also recalled hearing there was some contract dispute about that, but I guess it was just the decision of editors. Besides just the awesome fun of the show they also frequently featured great country singers often 'caught in a speed-trap' who would perform a song later in the show, usually at the "Boar's Nest" including:
Hoyt Axton
Donna Fargo
Freddy Fender
Doug Kershaw (on the original soundtrack)
The Oak Ridge Boys (twice)
Roy Orbison
Buck Owens
Johnny Paycheck (lip-syncing an original recording)
Mel Tillis
Dottie West
Tammy Wynette
Waylon Jennings

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2016, 10:01:45 PM »
Especially the lyrics about "she [mama] don't understand why they keep showing my hands and not my face on TV." I also recalled hearing there was some contract dispute about that, but I guess it was just the decision of editors. Besides just the awesome fun of the show they also frequently featured great country singers often 'caught in a speed-trap' who would perform a song later in the show, usually at the "Boar's Nest" including:
Hoyt Axton
Donna Fargo
Freddy Fender
Doug Kershaw (on the original soundtrack)
The Oak Ridge Boys (twice)
Roy Orbison
Buck Owens
Johnny Paycheck (lip-syncing an original recording)
Mel Tillis
Dottie West
Tammy Wynette
Waylon Jennings
The Boars Nest has to be the 2nd most famous bar in TV. Sam Malone's Cheers bar is probably the most famous but they never had any singers perform there.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2016, 10:04:39 PM »
how can we forget this!!!

https://youtu.be/qogVHlmFcx0

I'd never turn down a chance to see miss Daisy  :P

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #85 on: March 25, 2016, 10:12:02 PM »

Also, I have gotten into more roots-oriented music as I've gotten older.  I like  the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers and I do love Hank Williams now.  I like some of Kenny Rogers stuff before he went sappy.  Never was a big fan of George Jones though now I particularly like the stuff he did early on that flirted with rockabilly.  White Lightning comes to mind.


I was thinking of that one too but most don't know it as well as some of his others. Great song! I seem to remember seeing Elvis Costello performing it with him somewhere but I couldn't find it anywhere right now.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2016, 10:20:52 PM »
I'd never turn down a chance to see miss Daisy  :P
I can't think of any other actress that had a piece of clothing named after her character.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2016, 10:26:26 PM »

I always rolled my eyes too.  LOL.  Yeah, I have that cd.  I love a lot of Costello's stuff.  You played a Byrd's country song earlier. I like this one.


Good tune! I need to explore some more of their Gram Parsons era stuff soon too.

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2016, 10:27:07 PM »
Kris Kristofferson covered by Johnny Cash.

So many lines in this song, just grab me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED5s1-Fe9FA

and the songwriter does a good version too...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=men-059FGL0

Greatest country song of all time?
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2016, 10:28:59 PM »
I can't think of any other actress that had a piece of clothing named after her character.

Hey, after I'd been around her legs I probably wouldn't mind being named after her too  ;)

Best gams EVER!  :P