Quotations on Country music

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My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Music, Love, Country, Country music, Growing up)

One of the things that I think is such a constant in country music is that the song is so much a story. I believe it is supposed to be based around a story.
- Suzy Bogguss
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Song)

True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Life, Music, Honesty, Country, Country music, Sincerity)

I never listened to country music growing up.
- Deana Carter
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Growing up)

Country music is completely punk-rock. It's the original punk-rock.
- Neko Case
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Punk)

Country music is just country. It's going to shift around a little bit, doing some different instrumentations, different production styles. But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry. Nobody wants it to change.
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Keywords: Change, Music, Country, Country music, Production, Will)

What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.
- Ray Charles
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Jazz, Man)

Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl.
- Kenny Chesney
(Keywords: Home, Music, People, Country, Country music, May, Songs)

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music.
- Elvis Costello
(Keywords: Music, Artists, Country, Country music, Curiosity)

As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.
- Dick Dale
(Keywords: Music, People, Heart, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Country, Country music, Songs)

Country music has changed tremendously, so what now is considered country was not considered country at that time. We were doing stuff that probably could have been called country music today, but would certainly have not have fit in at that time.
- Charlie Daniels
(Keywords: Music, Time, Country, Country music, Now, Today)

The whole world has changed much since the '80's. In the united States, rap music and country music dominate radio and that certainly wasn't the case in the early '80's.
- Sheena Easton
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Rap, states, United, World)

I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it.
- Keith Emerson
(Keywords: Love, Music, Country, Country music, Jazz, Pretty)

Well, more than me saying to the rest of the country music industry there is not enough traditional country music - that is not necessarily the statement in truth. I think more so that I, me, missed it more than anything else.
- Vince Gill
(Keywords: Music, Truth, Country, Country music, Rest, Saying)

With The Key, it was, I had gone through a divorce and losing my father, and just kinda really reminiscing about how much I loved the traditional side of country music, so I made a record that was really traditional from start to finish.
- Vince Gill
(Keywords: Music, Father, Country, Country music, Divorce, Key, Losing)

Shania Twain brought a whole other fan base to country music with her sound, the way the videos were produced.
- Faith Hill
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Sound)

Country music fans are extremely supportive. Once they're with you, they're with you for life.
- Faith Hill
(Keywords: Life, Music, Country, Country music, Fans)

Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.
- George Jones
(Keywords: Music, Artists, Buying, Country, Country music, Fans, Support, Will)

There's a place for all types of country music as long as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
- Wynonna Judd
(Keywords: Experience, Music, Honesty, Country, Country music, Fans)

When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave country music any respect. We lived in old cars and dirty hotels, and we ate when we could.
- Loretta Lynn
(Keywords: Music, People, Country, Country music, First, Old, Respect)

When I'd tell people I like country music they'd get this look on their faces. People were kind of ashamed of country.
- Loretta Lynn
(Keywords: Music, People, Country, Country music, Faces)

I was the first woman ever named Entertainer of the Year in country music.
- Loretta Lynn
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, First, Woman)

I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things to happen to country music, to prove it belongs to everybody.
- Loretta Lynn
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Pride)

I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don't ever feel restricted by the genre. I've been able to have a solid career that we've built one step at a time and a family. I know that I'm in a good place.
- Martina McBride
(Keywords: Love, Time, Family, Music, Career, Country, Country music, Now, Right)

I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock.
- Rick Moranis
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Jazz, Listening, Opera, Taste)

If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music.
- Buck Owens
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Fame, Want)

If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
- Dolly Parton
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Saying, Talk, Words)

Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music. To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did.
- Charley Pride
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Influence, Television)

The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls.
- Charley Pride
(Keywords: Music, Company, Country, Country music, Fans)

What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.
- Charley Pride
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Criticism, Public)

It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway.
- Charley Pride
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, World)

I had to make a drastic change at Sun Records and I didn't really appreciate country music until I went there.
- Charlie Rich
(Keywords: Change, Music, Country, Country music, Sun)

In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music.
- Dinah Shore
(Keywords: Music, Time, Country, Country music, Popular, Writing)

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
- Taylor Swift
(Keywords: Music, Time, Artist, Country, Country music, First, Parents, Singing, Songs)

We've got great fans that rock and roll won't have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever.
- Tanya Tucker
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Fans)

I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he's really very, very talented along with George Jones, and Merle Haggard, the same old favorites.
- Tanya Tucker
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Old)

I wondered how people would take me being a country music singer. I thought about deviating from that and singing other things. But... it doesn't really make sense for me to try to be something that I'm not.
- Carrie Underwood
(Keywords: Music, Thought, People, Being, Country, Country music, Sense, Singing)

I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.
- Keith Urban
(Keywords: Love, Music, Heart, Country, Country music, Right)

Well, we play Country music; we're just not sure what country it is.
- Jerry Jeff Walker
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Play)

Country Music is great music because it really comes from real life experiences. It is such a great haven for reality.
- Bryan White
(Keywords: Life, Music, Country, Country music, Reality)

I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.
- Bryan White
(Keywords: Music, Heart, Artists, Country, Country music, Guitar)

What is nice about country music today is that most artists are not trying to do something everybody else is doing. They really are trying to develop their own uniqueness.
- Bryan White
(Keywords: Music, Artists, Country, Country music, Today, Trying, Uniqueness)

I came to town thinking that everybody had the same idea of what country music was that I did.
- Lee Ann Womack
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Country, Country music, Thinking)

I don't sing country music because I'm not capable of singing other kinds of music; I sing it because I think it's the most beautiful kind of music there is.
- Lee Ann Womack
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Singing)









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