Jones: Pop-country Has 'Stolen Our Id...

Jones: Pop-country Has 'Stolen Our Identity'

There are 20 comments on the ClipSyndicate story from Oct 29, 2009, titled Jones: Pop-country Has 'Stolen Our Identity'. In it, ClipSyndicate reports that:

Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones is upset with how today's country music is straying from its roots.

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Turd Ferguson

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Oct 30, 2009
yeah, George, an identity that was only known in a 3-state region. You are just bitter that you didn't make as much money as the current country stars. Just go away and go back to your centerfold pictures of Minnie Pearl...

Since: Aug 08

United States

#3 Oct 30, 2009
Some country music is pretty bad; it's no wonder the younger crop of country singers have tried to spice things up a bit. Most things evolve; some devolve, but everything changes. Get with the program, George.
auroranorth

Berlin, WI

#4 Oct 30, 2009
looks like corporate America is winning the minds of the weak
a fan

Charleston, WV

#5 Oct 31, 2009
George and you have told the cold hard truth...

“Very upset American”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#8 Nov 1, 2009
The new music, all of it is nothing but no talent flashes in the pan. Here today and gone tomorrow. George Jones and other icons of the music industry will live forever through their music. While the newer singers (for lack of an appropriate word) will be totally forgotten. For true musicians it's not about the money, it's the soul, the heart.

"Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species."

Since: Aug 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 1, 2009
josetxxx wrote:
The new music, all of it is nothing but no talent flashes in the pan. Here today and gone tomorrow. George Jones and other icons of the music industry will live forever through their music. While the newer singers (for lack of an appropriate word) will be totally forgotten. For true musicians it's not about the money, it's the soul, the heart.
"Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species."
Great post.

“Very upset American”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#10 Nov 1, 2009
Topazia wrote:
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Great post.
Thank you, thank you very much.
Guy Wiliford

Vinita, OK

#11 Nov 1, 2009
It ain't worth a thang if it ain't got that twang!

“Very upset American”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#12 Nov 2, 2009
Guy Wiliford wrote:
It ain't worth a thang if it ain't got that twang!
We were country, when country wasn't cool.

Since: Aug 08

United States

#13 Nov 2, 2009
josetxxx wrote:
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Thank you, thank you very much.
Elvis? Is that you? Does this mean you haven't "left the building"?

“Very upset American”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#15 Nov 2, 2009
Topazia wrote:
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Elvis? Is that you? Does this mean you haven't "left the building"?
I'm "In The Ghetto"

Since: Aug 08

United States

#16 Nov 2, 2009
..."On Blueberry Hill". Oh, wait. That's Fats Domino. Or Chubby Checker. I never could tell them apart.

“Very upset American”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#17 Nov 3, 2009
Topazia wrote:
..."On Blueberry Hill". Oh, wait. That's Fats Domino. Or Chubby Checker. I never could tell them apart.
That was Fats that "Found his thrill" Chubby was doin' the "Twist"
Ken

San Diego, CA

#18 Nov 4, 2009
Very well said... These girls are just the flavor of the month. The beautiful thing is; this too shall pass.
josetxxx wrote:
The new music, all of it is nothing but no talent flashes in the pan. Here today and gone tomorrow. George Jones and other icons of the music industry will live forever through their music. While the newer singers (for lack of an appropriate word) will be totally forgotten. For true musicians it's not about the money, it's the soul, the heart.
"Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species."
arcie37

United States

#21 Feb 16, 2010
Country music is a music of the heart,It simply tells a story,good ,Bad ,or indifferent.It is a music to identify with.George Jones,Hank Williams,Tom T Hall,Kitty Wells,Just to name a few Have or Had the rare Gift to deliver the heart and soul from the songs that they sing.The Songs recorded today by most of these so called country music performers are Empty.From the late 40,s on I grew up listening to the real country Artists,not many of them left now,but i was there,My generation listened to the real thing!
Dr Dwight Frye

Waterloo, IL

#22 May 4, 2010
Also ... Pop-rock has stolen the identity of Rock-n-Roll. I blame both of these disasters on American Idol. That show has destroyed music by promoting bubble-gum lyrics and 2-chord melodies for people with the attention span of guppies.
James Dee

Howe, OK

#23 May 5, 2010
Dr Dwight Frye wrote:
Also ... Pop-rock has stolen the identity of Rock-n-Roll. I blame both of these disasters on American Idol. That show has destroyed music by promoting bubble-gum lyrics and 2-chord melodies for people with the attention span of guppies.
I think the problem was around long, long before American Idol.

By the way, what's wrong with bubble gum lyrics, and two chord melodies?

"Hey, ho. Let's go!" - The Ramones
Elijah

United States

#24 Jun 7, 2010
While these new entertainers may be young, beautiful,and can craft a song for the moment, it is just that...momentary. It fades just as youth and beauty do. They are as disposable as the plastics at wal-mart.

As we all know George Jones has lived his songs, stood the test of time, and will forever remain the best. He had and needed no enhancement of voice or talent. He still doesn't. He is pure. About the closest found to him is the WV Mel Street, whom Jones adored. That is country music.
James Dee

Howe, OK

#25 Jun 8, 2010
Elijah wrote:
While these new entertainers may be young, beautiful,and can craft a song for the moment, it is just that...momentary. It fades just as youth and beauty do. They are as disposable as the plastics at wal-mart.
As we all know George Jones has lived his songs, stood the test of time, and will forever remain the best. He had and needed no enhancement of voice or talent. He still doesn't. He is pure. About the closest found to him is the WV Mel Street, whom Jones adored. That is country music.
Search out a Texas honky tonk singer named James Hand. He won't be easy to find, but it will be well worth the time and effort.
Elijah

Walled Lake, MI

#26 Jun 12, 2010
James Dee wrote:
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Search out a Texas honky tonk singer named James Hand. He won't be easy to find, but it will be well worth the time and effort.
Thanks for this. Great! I can hear a little bit of Hank, Faron, and Stonewall in him, yet he is his own. This is a rare talent and I appreciate the discovery.

Thought my eyes deceived me because I thought I was seeing one of D. Watson's fantastic pickers in the video. Then I looked through photos and there was Dale. No eye tricks there. That one guitar player (black headed one) is worth gold, silver, platinum, cattle and Texas oil.

Yep, this is the real deal, hiding out in Texas!!

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