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    The Sounds of Our Lives (formerly General Music Discussion)

    Lil Nas X is within striking distance of history.
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    Unpopular Opinions about Music

    Oh, of course! The amazing thing is that he supposedly "cut down" on the number of cigarettes he smokes a day after his heart attack in 1994 (when he was on tour for the Big Daddy album), but given how often he still smokes today, at least based on numerous interviews where he almost always inevitably lights up at one point or another (even when he was on the otherwise smoke free Late Show with David Letterman during his final appearance in 2015, shortly before it ended), one wonders just how bad it was before...*shudder* To stay on topic, I would say that the singles on The Lonesome Jubilee are actually a lot stronger than the ones on Scarecrow, despite the fact that the latter's singles are largely more iconic. In fact, on the whole, the majority of his more recent albums are probably the strongest of his career, even if he is long past his commercial hey day.
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    Unpopular Opinions about Music

    I agree with this (even though he will clearly NEVER do it), although I will concede that it does add character to his more recent albums. He's always had a more fatalistic outlook to life, but now that he's 67 (68 on October 7th this year), hearing his aged voice makes it that much more effective and raw.
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    Unpopular Opinions about Music

    On a similar note, as a die hard John Mellencamp stan, it drives me bat shit when I hear people STILL include "Cougar" in his name. He not only dropped it in 1991 (when he released the album Whenever We Wanted), he didn't even give himself that name! It was his original manager, Tony DeFries (David Bowie's manager) who gave him the moniker Johnny Cougar--which John only found out about when his debut album Chestnut Street Incident was released in 1976, and that was the name featured on it. According to him, he has NEVER been called "Johnny" in his life, and he doesn't know how the name "Cougar" was given to him either, but he's ALWAYS hated it. And yet some people just won't let it go. HATE.
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    Country Music, Y'all!

    The next ten songs from the Sirius list are here! #930: Willie Nelson--“Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning” #929: Keith Urban--“Kiss a Girl” #928: Sawyer Brown--“Six Days On the Road” #927: Bobby Bare--“Drop Kick Me Jesus” #926: Dixie Chicks--“Ready to Run” #925: Lady Antebellum--“Compass” #924: Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood--“Somethin’ Bad” #923: Wynonna--“Tell Me Why” #922: Alan Jackson--“Country Boy” #921: Charlie Walker--“Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” http://www.countryuniverse.net/2019/07/08/a-country-music-conversation-sirius-top-1000-country-songs-of-all-time-930-921/
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    Game: What was #1 on the day you were born?

    US Billboard Hot 100: "Lost in Your Eyes"--Debbie Gibson US Billboard Hot Country: "I Still Believe in You"--The Desert Rose Band
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    Country Music, Y'all!

    In terms of instrumentation, it's actually the most country song of her career. Hell, it's practically BLUEGRASS. Anyway: I can't remember if I posted this at the time or not, I don't think I did. But back in April, the wife of 90's country star Hal Ketchum posted this on Facebook: He is, of course, best known for the eternal country jam "Small Town Saturday Night", which went to #2 on the country charts in 1991.
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    Country Music, Y'all!

    So apparently "The Wheels of Laredo" was just a promotional release that will not be pushed to radio. This song, "Hard Luck", which was released last Friday, appears to be the first official single, which means it IS getting pushed to radio. This one features Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile singing with Tanya. If (and I hate having to preface this with the word "if") this charts, this will mean she will have had a song of one form or another on the country charts in five separate decades.
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    Country Music, Y'all!

    Being a country music fan, as told from a Latina perspective: https://theoutline.com/post/7654/lil-nas-x-country-music-latinx-culture?zd=1&zi=jbndv7hx
  10. She actually is still well behind the top performing artists in streaming, though, in large part due to the fact that she kept her music off Spotify from 2014-2017, which is basically the time period when streaming started to take over the music world. She's obviously doing alright, but compared to her sales and radio airplay, streaming is actually a weak point for her in comparison.
  11. The irony being that Taylor, in many cases, probably HAS met a bunch of them, given how accessible she has made herself to her fans compared to most celebrities. But I see your point, of course.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    The legendary Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at the age of 94.
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    The full moment of silence tonight for Tyler Skaggs.
  14. @aradia22 I reacted with a "haha" because of your last sentence, just so you know. 😄
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