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Love gone wrong/cheating songs is gonna be pushed backat least another week.  I've had a request for Texas Swing, which I'm considering for next week.

 

For this week's installment, we're gonna focus on a kind of music most of yall have never heard before, and probably haven't even heard of it.

 

There's a lot of names for this genre, but the two that I like the best are Cowpunk and Hellbilly(no typo).

 

This is a genre on it's own, but I would say it is a mix between Outlaw Country, Bluegrass and Heavy metal.

 

Warning- Some songs contain strong language. 

 

There will be more of a focus on Hank Williams III than other artists, but I hope you enjoy.

And remember, Any feedback is appreciated, I would love a comment letting me know what you think.

 

First up,

Hank Williams III- Straight to Hell(Satan is Real)

This song is about a hell raiser, that likes to get drunk and get high.  From back in the days with his uncle making moonshine, to runnng from the sheriff after having an affair with the sheriff's wife.  Grandson of Hank Williams Sr and son of Hank Williams Jr, the Williams family seems to get wilder generation by generation.  Personally, I like all 3 generations equally, but a lot of people say Hank 3 isn't as good as his daddy or grandpa, but I say he is more talented.  He can play any instrument, and can cross teen Hellbilly, traditional Country, and he plays with a few heavy metal bands.  Some say Third times the charm, I wouldn't go that far, but he is talented.

 

Next,

Kevin Fowler- Long Line of Losers

You might have heard to cover version by Montgomery Gentry, but the original is by far the best version of this song.  It's the story of this guy's family history, which sheds light on why he acts the ay he does.

 

Next,

Unknown Hinson- Silver Platter

Unknown Hinson has some big name followers including Matt Groening and Billy Bob Thornton.  He never breaks character while out in public, He's named after his daddy, i says right there on the birth certificate, Father- Unknown. FOr the Adult Swim fans out there, Unknown Hinson is perhaps best known for being the voice of Early Cuyler on the Squidbillies.  This song is pretty funny, as are a lot of his songs.

 

Next,

Charlie Robison- My Hometown

Charlie Robison married one of the Dixie Chicks a while bat, but don't let thatturn you off.  The musical stylings are nothing similar.  This song is about a ramblin man.  He worked in La Grange for 80 hours a week, but it ws too hot, so he spent his money on pot, he went college, but never saw a class room, and now he's in  travelin band.

 

Next,

Hank Williams III- Crazed Country Rebel

Hank 3 again, this time it's about a hell of a drug binge.  Morphine, acid, mushroom tea, weed, moonshine, you name it.  It's a little bit of a light hearted song, but I like it.

 

Next,

Steve Earle- Copperhead Road

This is probably the most popular song on this blog, but it fits in very ell with this style of music, and I would consider Steve Earle to be one of the original Hellbilly singers.  Outlaw Country is what this genre came from, but Steve Earle helped take it to the next step.  This is one of my favorite songs of all time.  For the MMA fans, Matt Lindland walks to the cage to this song.  I think this will be the most enjoyed song on the blog.

 

Lastly,

Luke Kaufman- Rank Riders Anthem

Luke Kaufman is a pretty big unknown in the music industry.  It might just be me, but I like his up tempo rodeo songs.  Kaufman is a bull rider, and rodeo announcer.  I learned about him when he was announcing a local rodeo that my best friend was riding in.  I think this classifies as a bit of Hellbilly, and hopefully this will get him a little recognition.

 

I really hope yall enjoy this blog.  And remember, I would love ome feedback.

August 10, 2011  08:06 PM ET

When you bear the Hank Williams name, you know it's going to be good... but it never ceases to amaze me how the trio of Hanks all was able to find their own distinctive sounds. Nice choices...

August 10, 2011  08:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

When you bear the Hank Williams name, you know it's going to be good... but it never ceases to amaze me how the trio of Hanks all was able to find their own distinctive sounds. Nice choices...

Thank you, and thanks for reading.

August 10, 2011  08:37 PM ET

.....

August 10, 2011  10:15 PM ET

I remember Copperhead Road being pretty popular years ago. Haven't heard of much of the other stuff. Didn't really know it was it's own genre.

August 10, 2011  10:15 PM ET

August 10, 2011  10:16 PM ET

*its

August 10, 2011  10:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I remember Copperhead Road being pretty popular years ago. Haven't heard of much of the other stuff. Didn't really know it was it's own genre.

It's technically a subgenre known as Texas Country, but I consider it it's own genre.

Thanks for reading.

August 10, 2011  11:03 PM ET

I'd say I like this a bit more than your other country. The edge is nice.

August 10, 2011  11:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'd say I like this a bit more than your other country. The edge is nice.

Thanks man.

Glad somebody liked it.

August 10, 2011  11:42 PM ET

Not bad at all, I could listen to some more!

August 10, 2011  11:56 PM ET

Fun songs! I actually liked the Unknown Hinson song the best. And I guess I didn't realize that there was a third Williams (musical) generation. That's pretty neat. Not many other families could make that claim.

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August 11, 2011  12:36 AM ET

I agree with UBP. I liked this stuff the best. Copperhead Road is one of my favorite songs too.

August 11, 2011  07:22 AM ET

UBP, LIHI, TNerb an Assassin, thanks for listening, and I'm glaf you like it.

August 11, 2011  12:55 PM ET

outlaw

August 11, 2011  02:03 PM ET

Nice find with the Luke Kaufman. I really enjoyed that one.

August 11, 2011  05:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

outlaw

Yes mam.

August 11, 2011  05:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Nice find with the Luke Kaufman. I really enjoyed that one.

Thanks for listening.

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August 12, 2011  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE:

how's this related to sports?

Peach, I do a music blog every Wednesday, and you come on every blog saying nothing pertaining to the blog. Get over yourself.

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