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Thread: Old Town Road

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    The period from the mid-'70s through the mid-'90s saw the very definition of country music broaden to the point that you could hear records with strong bluegrass, honky tonk, folk, pop and rock influences being played on the same stations, along with the cheatin' and drinkin' songs traditionally associated with Nashville country music.
    Its my view that things haven't changed a bit since then, with the addition of rhythmic hip-hop (or hick-hop) to the repertoire.

    Keep in mind that today's country artists grew up on 80s & 90s country, so they see the genre from that perspective.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    Correct on all counts, although Rabbitt did have a few country-only hits that had a bit of twang to them -- fiddles and steel, to be precise.
    Eddie Rabbitt didn't sound country either for the most part, but I liked him. "Drivin' My Life Away" would be an exception. "Suspicion" is definitely not country but it makes a good smooth jazz song.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    You're the one who brought up instrumentation.
    I gave the song a second chance and it does start with a banjo and yes, it sounds country. Then it really, really doesn't.

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