I’m still dubious about top-40 Country. But around the Edges and down in the Roots I’ve discovered some of the best music I’ve ever heard.
Whether pure twang or slight twang or whatever there is a connection to simple values and emotions that ring so true.
Here are some examples. Please post more if you can.
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings featuring Serena Ryder perform Black Sheep
Forever Young - Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers
Jerusalem’s Ridge - Mark O’Connor with Kenny Baker
The Civil Wars - Dance Me to the End of Love
Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel - Northern Lights
Sally Timms - When the Roses Bloom Again
Shawn Colvin - Crazy
John Prine and Iris DeMent - In Spite of Ourselves
Gene Clark & Carla Olson - Gypsy Rider