Country Music (UK) - Women of Country: 100 Essential Tracks (2017)

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Country Music (UK) - Women of Country: 100 Essential Tracks (2017)

Post by StevieFan13 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:58 pm

Don't know why the British took a liking to country music (although an interesting article on why rap and country are held to a lower standard by rock purists and casual music buffs popped up recently that I'll share at some point). Nevertheless, I do like the tracks here that I've heard. Coincidence? Or are country music's women more clever after having to deal with all the shit men have thrown at them over the course of country's history and therefore make better music than "trucks, girls, beer, hometown, party"? You decide!
- Kitty Wells - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
- Wanda Jackson - Candy Man
- Alison Krauss - Down to the River to Pray
- Neko Case - Mood to Burn Bridges
- Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe
- Lindi Ortega - Tin Star
- Iris Dement - Sing the Delta
- Caitlin Rose - No One to Call
- Patty Griffin - Silver Bell
- Samantha Crain - For the Miner
- Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Air is Thin
- Hurray for the Riff Raff - Junebug Waltz
- Dawn Landes - Private Little Hell
- Brandy Clark - Stripes
- Lydia Loveless - Bad Way to Go
- Ola Belle Reed - High on a Mountain
- Cowboy Junkies - 'Cause Cheap is How I Feel
- Anais Mitchell - Young Man in America
- Margo Price - Hands of Time
- Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
- The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower
- Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
- Jean Ritchie - The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore
- Miranda Lambert - Gravity is a Bitch
- Leona Williams - Country Girl with the Hot Pants On
- Cam - Burning House
- SHeDAISY - Little Good-Byes
- Nanci Griffith - From a Distance
- Mindy McCready - Ten Thousand Angels
- Reba McEntire and Linda Davis - Does He Love You
- The Judds - Why Not Me
- Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance
- LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live
- Jo Dee Messina - Heads Carolina, Tails California
- Be Good Tanyas - Lights Enough to Travel
- Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
- Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
- Mary Chapin Carpenter - He Thinks He'll Keep Her
- Shelby Lynne - Dreamsome
- Allison Moorer - No Place for a Heart
- Gretchen Peters - Independence Day
- k.d. lang - The Consequences of Falling
- Mary Margaret O'Hara - A New Day
- Diana Jones - If I Had a Gun
- Ward Thomas - Carry You Home
- Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman
- The Stone Poneys - Different Drum
- Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
- Una Healy - Angel Like You
- Carolynne - Real Man
- Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
- Sarah Darling - Halley's Comet
- Taylor Swift - Fifteen
- Barbara Mandrell - I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool
- Faith Hill - This Kiss
- Gretchen Wilson - Redneck Woman
- The Band Perry - Don't Let Me Be Lonely
- Tanya Tucker - Too Sparrows in a Hurricane
- Carrie Underwood - Dirty Laundry
- Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice
- Roseanne Cash - Seven Year Ache
- Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
- Dottie West - A Lesson in Leavin'
- Patty Loveless - How Can I Help You Say Goodbye
- Pam Tillis - Maybe It Was Memphis
- Deana Carter - Did I Shave My Legs for This?
- Trisha Yearwood - She's in Love with the Boy
- Chely Wright - Single White Female
- Lauren Aliana - Georgia Peaches
- Pistol Annies - Hell on Wheels
- Lucinda Williams - Concrete and Barbed Wire
- Wynonna - Change the World
- Olivia Newton-John - If Not for You
- Kellie Pickler - Tough
- Patsy Montana - I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
- Nikki Lane - Wild One
- Sugarland - Stay
- Linda Perhacs - Chimacum Rain
- The Shires - Nashville Grey Skies
- Lorrie Morgan - What Part of No
- Connie Smith - Once a Day
- Southern Culture on the Skids - Just How Lonely
- Suzy Bogguss - Hey Cinderella
- Kathy Mattea - Walking Away a Winner
- Patsy Cline - Heartaches
- Emmylou Harris - Boulders to Birmingham
- Dexeter - Slow It Down
- Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky - A Dear John Letter
- My Darling Clementine - There's No Heart in This Heartache
- Billie Jo Spears - Blanket on the Ground
- Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
- Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up from Bones
- Juice Newton - Queen of Hearts
- Jessi Colter - I'm Looking for Blue Eyes
- Martina McBride - Independence Day
- Sara Evans - A Little Bit Stronger
- Linda Martell - Color Him Father
- Maren Morris - My Church
- Gillian Welch - Caleb Meyer
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Stray thoughts:
- Is "Since U Been Gone" really a country song? I mean, I get how "Heartbreak Hotel" and Ray Charles' version of "I Can't Stop Loving You" can be considered country songs, but considering Kelly Clarkson never had much of a country sound and didn't really align herself with country music, that seems like an odd song to include. Not that I'm complaining.
- And as long as we're counting sorta-country songs, where's Beyonce's "Daddy Lessons"? The version without the Dixie Chicks, since it seems to mostly be a one-song-per-artist list.
- Speaking of whom, it speaks volumes that a British country magazine has no qualms about including "Not Ready to Make Nice" when it's practically poison for American country magazines and websites. Not ready to admit it's their best song, more like.
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Sir Duke (1976)

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