Please suggest some examples of "country music" and "Western music" that encapsulate the genres for someone who knows nothing about either. I'd be especially interested in pairs of songs which highlight the differences between the two genres, if indeed there are two. Google only returns hits for things that are described as "country and Western," and I can't tell if this is convergent evolution merging two genres together or just the equivalent of people calling everything from The Beatles to Nightwish "rock music."
MusicFilter: Can anyone recommend music similar to the Firefly soundtrack? That sort of twangy, calm western-y instrumental sound. More examples inside. [more inside]
Why do parts of the song Believe Me, If All These Endearing Young Charms sound like Home on the Range? [more inside]
I need some raunchy ballads and bar songs to play at a Western-themed party. [more inside]
Help me put together a cinematic music mix for my Colorado mountain roadtrip. [more inside]
Looking for songs by bands that are in the style of Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western soundtracks. [more inside]
What are some some examples of how Spaghetti Western music is being used today? [more inside]