It would have been nice if this had been a real country music festival. Get rid of all the pop-music jerks and bring in more real country like Wayne Hancock, Hank Williams III, and Heather Myles. If this had been done I bet tickets would have been around $65 for a two day pass.
Unfortunately, a lot of fans of genuine country music aren't going to go...because we have to pay inflated prices for inflated pop-music egos.
Thank God there are country artists out there who believe in the real deal and keep their egos in check.
So why are you even here posting if this isnt something "we"(including you) dont even want to pay the money for? You know some of the bigger acts charge almost that amount for their own headlining show so whats wrong with paying that and getting more bang for your buck?
While I am 100% with you that it would be amazing to have a festival of REAL country music artists it would never be able to come together on a scale this large with those acts.
As much as I bitch and moan about horrible sub-standard pop BS country music, it is the fact that there are tons of yuppie J.O.s out there that have never heard a real country song in their lives coming out to see acts like Kenny Chestnut that the event can actually happen.
I'm looking at it like I would probably pay 60 bucks each to see Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Neko Case, or EmmyLou Harris. The total of those tickets would be $240 so it is still a fairly decent deal (even though the sets will be much shorter).
So let the mindless CMT sheep roll out to the big stages, I'm stoked I will be able to get a decent view of some real country aritsts.
BTW, I'm curious what you would think of the stuff I am working on. I seem to get a lot of Hank III and Shooter fans at my site. If you want to check it out go to www.myspace.com/williecash.
"NO PROFANITY ZONE!!!!!!!!!! IF I WANT HEAR THAT, I'LL SWITCH TO HIP HOP
OUR CULTUR IS A LANDFILL OF CRAP ALREADY WHY ADD MORE"
Ummm... Could you please clarify? What is a no profanity zone? Your home? This board? Country Music in General? Country music I make?
I do agree that many aspects of our "CULTUR" (I am assuming you mean "culture") have gone the way of the steam engine. What I don't understand is; why music made by adults for adults that you can choose to listen to or not should have it's content approved by you? Who is sam-hill are you to say certain subject matter and/or language is off limits?
If you mean this board and this board only, I apologize. This is a place where kids (hopefully) come as well as adults and there really isn't a place for cursing. But if you mean in music in general, you should read the Constitution. There is a great bit in there called the 1st amendment. I don't know if you are familiar with the document but it basically gives Americans the right to be as stupid or "unCULTURed" as we care to be.
By the way, if you could keep the swearing down to a minumum I am sure it would be appreciated. I don't think curse words like "CRAP" should be on this board...
CLASS NOT TRASH SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED. 1ST AMENDMENT I AM AWARE OFF. CRAP IS SLANG NOT OFFENSIVE PROFANITY. CAPITALS ARE EASIER TO READ. NO ONE ELSE COMPLAINS. YOU CAN CHOSE WHAT GARBAGE TO LISTEN TO IF PROFANE LYRICS ARE YOUR THING. COUNTRY IS STILL A CLEAN GENRE TO LISTEN TO. LET'S KEEP IT TAHT WAY.
CAPITALS ARE EASIER TO READ. NO ONE ELSE COMPLAINS.
Uh, I wouldn't say "no one else complains." I find caps very annoying and not in the least easier to read. It just makes you look like you're hysterical and detracts from any sort of logical argument you may be trying to make. It's like screaming for no reason -- do people take you seriously when you do that? No, they back away in a "let's get away from this nut" sort of manner.
Try talking "to" the people, not "at" the people and see how much further you get...
The reason why Alan and George don't need to add profanity, or act in a vulgar manner, is because they are TRUE TALENT all the way. They are also Christian men and are 'not afraid' to show that..Kudos to these men!!
I think 'caps' are fine when used to 'state or demonstrate' a certain thing, but if they are used all of the time, then alot of people turn away. BUT, I also agree that if the 'subject or contents' are interesting, people will look at it regardless...
They are also Christian men and are 'not afraid' to show that
Not afraid to show that, please...Give me a break.
Don't make someone a martyr that doesn't hide the fact that he has the same religious beliefs as 99.99% of his audience.
If these guys were athiests and not afraid to let people know, that would be an accomplishment in standing up for what you believe when it's risky to do so. But having the courage to say you are christian as a country musician is like saying it takes courage for a fish to admit he likes water.
The way you say it, it sounds like these guys have something to fear by letting the world know they are christians.
At least 20 years past I had the opportunity to see Bobby Bare at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD. While waiting to enter the grandstand area, the PA announced the show would not go???? Bobby's bus was sitting within eyesight of the long line that had formed??? He had to have been passed out in his bus. Classic. Many people were bummed...not me...The ticket was probably like $8...big deal....my guess is Marie Lavaux took advantage of him in his drunken stupor!!! Another man done gone!!! Townes, JJ, and Guy would be proud !!