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Here’s a tribute to all of those artists and the many others who shaped country music—a list of the 100 best country songs of all time. Today: 20-1…

By Shirley Jinkins and Malcolm Mayhew

Just as they did with rock ‘n’ roll, naysayers once predicted that country music wouldn’t last, that it was just a passing fad. Of course, a lot of that naysaying happened in the 1980s, when “Elvira” was popular. Who coulda blamed `em for wanting that song to go away?

But country music, of course, hasn’t gone anywhere. If anything, its popularity has blossomed even more than at the height of the so-called “Urban Cowboy” movement in the `80s. Country music today has as big a role in popular music as hip-hop, rock, indie-rock and every other genre, and looking back at country’s history, it’s safe to say that pop music wouldn’t be what it is today had Johnny Cash, George Jones, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks not come along.

Here is our tribute to all of those artists and the many others who shaped or otherwise significantly contributed to country music—a list of the 100 best country songs of all time.

We kept this list, in the words of Strait, pure country: No Wilco. No Flying Burrito Brothers. No Old 97’s. No alt-country—there’s a time and place for honoring those heroes, and this ain’t it.

We based this list on two things: popularity and our own opinions. Just because a song was popular, however, doesn’t mean it made the cut. Same goes for the quality of the songs; because of space restrictions, we had to leave a bunch of our faves on the editing-room floor.

Still, in our opinions, these are indeed the 100 best country songs of all time. Let the disagreeing begin.

Shirley Jinkins and Malcolm Mayhew

Wednesday, September 19 2007

All-Time Best Songs 20-1

By Shirley Jinkins and Malcolm Mayhew

Here's a tribute to all of those artists and the many others who shaped country music -- a list of the 100 best country songs of all time. Today: 20-1...

Tuesday, September 18 2007

All-Time Best Songs 40-21

By Shirley Jinkins and Malcolm Mayhew

Here's a tribute to all of those artists and the many others who shaped country music -- a list of the 100 best country songs of all time. Today: 60-41... Check all this week for the rest of the countdown.

Monday, September 17 2007

All-Time Best Songs 60-41

By Shirley Jinkins and Malcolm Mayhew

Here's a tribute to all of those artists and the many others who shaped country music -- a list of the 100 best country songs of all time. Today: 60-41... Check all this week for the rest of the countdown.

Sunday, September 16 2007

All-Time Best Songs 80-61

By Shirley Jinkins and Malcolm Mayhew

Here's a tribute to all of those artists and the many others who shaped country music -- a list of the 100 best country songs of all time. Today: 80-61... Check all this week for the rest of the countdown.

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Rap, like any other form of music or art...

2012-03-04 16:10:01 by psychwardmedia

Has both it's idiots and it's savants. Don't let one or two artists ruin a beautiful art form for you. To say that any one form of art is "less than" or "not real..." is the mark of someone who is not a professional. How many pros do you EVER see slamming other forms of music? Never heard a country music artist slam a rapper - and I grew up on country, since the 80's. Never heard a rocker or rapper slam other music. Not a pro. If you want to make it to the top then you have to act like you're already there. You get what you put out. You get what you order. Order crap and crap comes to you. Order awesomesauce and awesomesauce comes to you

Allman Bros if you just include 69-73

2005-07-08 11:05:16 by lhj

If you counted American artists, obviously Dylan and Hendrix would top the list. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. I didn't see TP on that list. ZZ Top pre 84. Aerosmith, Skynyrd. REM, Replacements, Husker Du, Minutemen,Ramones and the other "alt" acts certainly are awesome but plenty of people barely know who they are.
Reasons for Allmans. Duane is one of the best guitarists and Dickey is mighty fine himself. Gregg is THE best white blues singer ever. From Duane's connection to Muscle Shoals and Memphis soul, the band has the connection to the roots music that started it all and they have the exploration and experimentation of the psychedelic age

The Negro Artist...by Langston Hughes

2002-02-08 14:59:51 by justyouraveragecitizen

The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
by LANGSTON HUGHES
This article originally appeared in the February 23, 1926 issue.
One of the most promising of the young Negro poets said to me once, 'I want to be a poet--not a Negro poet,' meaning, I believe, 'I want to write like a white poet'; meaning subconsciously, 'I would like to be a white poet'; meaning behind that, 'I would like to be white.' And I was sorry the young man said that, for no great poet has ever been afraid of being himself. And I doubted then that, with his desire to run away spiritually from his race, this boy would ever be a great poet

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