COUNTRY-Country Music

COUNTRY-Country Music

Podcast about *real* Country Music with a healthy dose of Simpson's references. Available on Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple, Google, and most others. Find our Companion Playlists on Spotify at: http://tiny.cc/37fw7y... Show More

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February 5, 2020 74 min
Better late than never! Sean and Andrew's 'Best and Worst of 2019' Lists. Some expected hits with some common cross-overs on both their individual lists, and some unexpected surprises!
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Country Music is always evolving, and when it evolves well it incorporates modern influences but retains significant traditional components that make it country (pedal steel, fiddles, lyrical themes). In this episode the boys mostly debate Jenna Paulette. Is she the new Country-Country for the mainstream or just a different flavour of Pop-Country? Also a discussion of the best non-alcoholic beers for Dry-January, and how Big Data...
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December 24, 2019 69 min
This week the boys partially renege their hard-line stance on unnecessarily re-doing classic holiday Christmas songs from last week. After hearing Stephanie Ryann and Layla Tucker slay a couple of the old standards, they draw some exceptions to the rule. They discuss Randall King's killer new Christmas song that is COUNTRY-Country AF. They circle back on a conversation about Jenny Leigh and woodworking. And they talk through th...
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December 18, 2019 72 min
It turns out Andrew and Sean hate most of the over-done, reproduced Christmas standards: the White Christmas and Rudolph songs. But they love the original country Christmas songs and in this episode they rant (and rave!) about what's to love about these seasonal songs. This episode comes with a companion playlist on our Spotify page to bop along with over the holidays, check it out!
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This week Andrew talks about his favourite new country tune, "Old Oak Tree" by Jenny Leigh that tugs at his woodworking heartstrings. Sean introduces us to Karen & The Sorrows and her very country-country queer country debut record. We learn about "Gimme Country" with guest hosts like Brandy Clark and Joshua Hedley. And Andrew rants about cowboy hats (again)...and a whole bunch more!
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After 'The Players' were inducted to the Musicians Hall of Fame in October, Andrew and Sean decided to dedicate a whole episode to these gods of country music. They are: Paul Franklin, Brent Mason, Eddie Bayers, John Hobbs, Michael Rhodes and any one of them probably played on most of your favourite records from the last 5 decades. Buckle up and get ready to geek out on the history and style of these players that instrument...
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November 18, 2019 61 min
While nursing pretty nice hangovers from going to his show the night before, Andrew and Sean sit down with Del Barber and his steel/guitar player Ryan Funk at the Country-Country head quarters and chat about his music and just country music in general. Del has been a staple of the Canadian Country and Americana scene for years and recently Rolling Stone named his song "Everyday Life" one of the "10 Best Country Songs to...
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This week the boys catch up and discuss Jenee Fleenor (their favourite Nashville session fiddler they never knew about) and her recent CMA nomination! They think about a Kickstarter to buy George Strait's house in San Antonio, discuss up-and-coming Texas honky tonk gal Kathryn Legendre, and the 2019 Musician Hall of Fame inductees...and lots more. Check it out and let them know what you think!
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A bonus Halloween episode for all you Honky-Tonkerinos! The boys welcome Andrew's wife Amelia, a lawyer and true crime enthusiast for a chat as an homage to her favorite podcast genre. They each present a Country Music related murder and discuss over several (many) beers. Remember: Stay Country and don't get Murdered! ;)
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This week the boys discuss George Strait breaking more records and making history (again), They review Jon Pardi's 'Heartache Medication' album, discuss the new podcast about Dolly Parton, Bob Kingsley's passing, another rant about 'Americana'...and much more!
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A continuation of our off-the-cuff discussions of random things in Country Music news. This week Dr. Jada Watson, professor of Country Music at the University of Ottawa sits in with us and we discuss more about Women in Country Music, The CMA Awards, Sturgill Simpson's upcoming big screen cameo, Netflix 'The Ranch', Mickey Guyton, and more.
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Andrew and Sean sit down with Dr. Jada Watson, professor of Information Studies and Digital Humanities who studies Country Music at the University of Ottawa to talk about Women on Country Radio. She has published several articles about women's representation in the genre, in airplay and on the charts. She brought an impressive amount of empirical data to illustrate what's happened to women in the industry and she's also...
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Our first "Country Catchup" off-the-cuff discussion of random things in music news. This week: Kelly Clarkson rant about country music today, Storme Warren's contrived hype for The Highwomen, Big Machine Records sale, Hayes Carll & Corb Lund, Ken Burns PBS Country Music documentary, and more!
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September 23, 2019 80 min
This week Andrew and Sean discuss their all-time favourite cheating songs, one of the most famous tropes of the country music genre. The theme often borders cliche, but when done well it is some of the most iconic music in modern culture. Check out the Spotify companion playlist to listen to all the songs!
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September 12, 2019 61 min
Part 2 of what was supposed to be a single episode...but we had too much to say about each of these songs we love...so we split it into 2! If you haven't yet, go back and listen to Part 1 first. This picks up the conversation from there about our top Country-Country songs of summer 2019!
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September 6, 2019 55 min
This was supposed to be a single episode but it looks like we had too much to say about each of these songs we love...so we're splitting it into 2! This is Part 1 of our favourite Country-Country songs of summer 2019!
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Recorded live on stage at The Ottawa Podcast Festival. Andrew and Sean discuss some recent and historic controversies in country music featuring the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, The Dixie Chicks, and more.
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August 23, 2019 57 min
The last but definitely not least in our 3 part series looking at the major historical movements in Country Music. This week we're talking about The Outlaw movement and how it came to be. There's a lot of misconceptions about how and why this happened, or what it even means. We disuss the seeds that were planted by Bobby Bare, how Tompall Glaser pioneered the vibe, how his publicist named it, and how Waylon Jennings and W...
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August 17, 2019 64 min
The 2nd in our 3 part series looking at the major historical movements in Country Music. This week we're talkin' slick shiny suits, sparkling twangy Telecasters, dim lights, thick smoke and loud loud music! The Bakersfield Sound was California throwing down the gauntlet, bringing a whole new badass edge to Country Music that Nashville had never seen before. And this week we look at most the characters who made this a thing...
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July 25, 2019 51 min
The 1st in our 3 part series looking at the major historical movements in Country Music. This week, a deep dive into the origins of Pop-Country with an explanation of The Nashville Sound that was born in the 1950's and 60's and the effects that movement has had on country music still to this day.
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