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17 July 2017
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Country has some decent artists and songs but not many standout artists I like except for Emmylou Harris who I love; one of only three acts (Beatles and solo counting as one) who I can listen to for an extended period and not get fed up with. I heard her perform 'Luxury Liner' on BBC 4 one night, loved it, went exploring and now have all her albums. As said before she could sing the telephone book and I would be happy to sit and listen.

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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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17 July 2017
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I don't like too much modern country, although I listen to Taylor Swift. Older country I can appreciate. but it's not my favorite.

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17 July 2017
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I've found the whole programme, and from what I've seen (about halfway through) it is good. The print ain't great, but the audio is better than the clip I posted earlier (there's none of the sound drop-out on Nashville Skyline Rag). Highly recommend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlneqC0mVsk

If YT is to be believed, it's been posted by David Hoffman, the director of it. He (if it is him) says this of it:

I made this feature-length documentary at a time when the great Earl Scruggs was going through many changes in terms of his music and his political persuasions. I found him an extraordinary man open to many different kinds of ideas. I hope that this film after all these years, still carries that message to his many millions of fans and other viewers. All of the others that appeared, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Doc Watson, The Byrds, Charlie Daniels and others, were honored to play alongside Earl Scruggs.

 The song list, though far from in the correct order, according to IMDb, includes:

Songs by performer: JOAN BAEZ My Home's Across Blue Ridge Mountains, Love Is Just A Four Letter Word, It Ain't Me Babe, I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine, If I Were A Carpenter THE BYRDS Nothin' To It, You Ain't Goin Nowhere BOB DYLAN East Virginia Blues, Nashville Skyline Rag BILL MONROE Little Maggie, Nine Pound Hammer THE MORRIS BROTHERS Salty Dog Blues, Flint Hill Special, On Top Of Old Smokey DOC WATSON John Hardy, Home Sweet Home, Cripple Creek.

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Cool, thanks. I'll be watching this when I get a chance.

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Honestly, the only country music I can tolerate is the Beatles'.

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@georgiewood said
Honestly, the only country music I can tolerate is the Beatles'.  

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William Shears Campbell said
I don't like too much modern country, although I listen to Taylor Swift. Older country I can appreciate. but it's not my favorite.  

Although i consider older Taylor Swift like Love Story to be country, i think her newer songs like Shake It Off are pop and not country at all.

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18 July 2017
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@Dark Overlord said

Although i consider older Taylor Swift like Love Story to be country, i think her newer songs like Shake It Off are pop and not country at all.  

Yeah, Taylor Swift's last album was all pop as opposed to the country pop that her other 4 albums were.

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18 July 2017
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That Emmylou Harris tune is wonderful but too fast to hootenanny to. I knew a little of Ian & Sylvia, Neil Young covered one of their songs. I have a love/hate relationship with country, when it's bad its awful, when it's good it's amazing.

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18 July 2017
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I haven't listened to enough country music to judge it as a genre, but i'd say that I prefer older country music (i.e. Johnny Cash etc.).

Although it isn't stricly country, I find bluegrass pretty interesting. I quite like Alison Krauss' version of I Will.

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18 July 2017
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Alison Kraus is an angel. She's made a great album with Robert Plant, but also has a multitude of great albums. I saw her open for Willie Nelson one time, and that was a great show. 

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It should be a crime to look like that and sing like that. Any reasonable person would be satisfied with only one of those blessings. 

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18 July 2017
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Alison Krause has some gorgeous songs but nothing that gets me seeking her out. Actually I did for a few albums but, like with so many artists, it got too similar and I got turned off. 

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I love country music and I practice daily on my out-of-tune cockamamie ukulele. 

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Necko said
I love country music and I practice daily on my out-of-tune cockamamie ukulele.   

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As long as it has banjo on it i like it.

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20 July 2017
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I don't listen to country music much, but I do listen to some artists that have country songs/albums that I enjoy (Bob Dylan, T Swift, Richy). Then I've got an album by Shania Twain and another one by Sheryl Crow that I like, and I like a handful of songs by Johnny Cash, but that's it, really. I can't stand current country music that plays on the radio. It's honestly torture when I'm in the car with someone and that's what they choose to listen to.

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