When Kelly Clarkson went off on country music a couple weeks back, claiming that country music was dead and gone, she was really only half right.
Most mainstream pop country sure as hell doesn’t sounds like the country music that most of us grew up on, but it’s exactly that: mainstream pop country. If you know where to look, there’s a ton a great country artists out there that are still making the kind of music that many of their country music forefathers would’ve been proud to call country. Artists that are still carrying that outlaw spirit into the studio and onto the stage. Artists who made their reputations by doing things their own way, the right way.
The good news is that we did the hard work for you and created the ultimate introduction to some of today’s traditional country music. Some of the artists are a little more mainstream, and some, maybe you’ve never heard of, but either way, there’s a little something for everybody and definitely enough to get you started if this is your first venture out into the deeper waters of real country music.
Without further ado, here’s over 225 songs from some of country music’s finest “Modern-Day Outlaws.”