Originally Posted by hawkguy
i got into country a few years back in my late twenties. there is good and bad to that. the bad....i have been on a learning curve ever since! the good.....its all new to me!
the first country i could tolerate was hank sr and johnny cash. i was a straight up rock and hip hop guy for all my young years.
i'm so glad i started w/classic country. pop country of today makes me throw up in my mouth a little.
just discovering the "bakersfield sound" lately.
i grew up on some of the old country from my father. he loved Patsy Cline, Willie and Waylon, Hank Sr. and many others. in the mid 1970's i moved more into rock because i was becoming a teenager and it seemed like the thing to do! i didn't really get back into country until about the late 1980's. and because of George Strait and other like him, they were taking country music back to it's roots. a lot of the music of the late 1970's and early 1980's that was called country was good music, but really more pop than country to me.
today, i do listen to mostly country and prefer more traditional country when i listen to it. i can appreciate many genres of music, but country is where my heart is at.