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Gun Slinger Country
This is not the music people think of when they hear country. yeah, they can hear it and immediately know where it fits in the spectrum, but this isn't the stuff you hear around Nashville. This is the Kind of music that's played while you cruise that red dirt road. You gave a fuck once, but you can't find another around anywhere to give out right now. You'd think more people should listen to more music like this, then again, you don't like what they do with most other things.
These are the guys that Nashville pop shit is always trying to be. Just think of Chris Stapleton before he got famous, or better yet think of Sturgill, Tyler, And Fuckin Colter. This is what the country really sounds like. You can hear the grit and gravel in their voice as they tell a true story in blood worn boots. Why don't ya go ahead and give it a try.
Alternative Red Dirt= Hippie & Cowboy, Cobain & Cash it's fuckin Crossweed style. The equation here equals fuck the system. Not your system, any system. It's my way or my other way. It's the mindset of every true flower child and gauncho that still stands as real they did when Lonesome dove came out.
It's not country. This is western. This is pasture, this is horse, this is ranch real life. Can't tell if the calluses are from the six string, or sixteen hours we did to get all these brands done. Hat tip, boot flask sip, wise crack philosophy over a fence post that dries up under the desert sun. Fuckin' no one plays music that tells an authentic story anymore. Guess that's why this breed is dying.
Your folk, southern rock, and blues got hit by a train of Country Influence. This is the kind of country you put on to watch a sunset too. The kind to have play in the background as you cook in the kitchen. The kind of country you can sit and smoke on the porch too.
The foundation of what you consider country today (right or wrong) isn't all encompassing. You are missing pieces of influence from across the United States as this folk, blues, and rock genre came to grow out out the dust bowl along the white lines of exclusion. It's as backwards a story as most don't wanna hear, and it starts here.